Sometimes, the way architecture is photographed makes the spaces appear too pristine and sterile. You can almost hear a voice saying “Hey guys, check out this big, empty room!” Yet there are times when it’s important for a space to be sterile: places like surgery rooms, laboratory hoods or a pharmacist’s bench. This particular pharmacy–-or rather the Farmácia Lordelo—designed by José Carlos Cruz expands the clean surface that a pharmacist uses into an immersive environment. Built in Portugal (and photographed by FG+SG) the interior of this project is built almost entirely in white, glossy and rounded surfaces. In contrast, the exterior of the project is finished in a perforated metal skin that disguises every feature except for the entrance. And the neighborhood surrounding the project looks like a diverse mix of aging buildings, but the inside looks so clean and contemporary. I wonder if the folks who walk into this environment feel like clinical professionals simply because of its appearance.