It must be difficult, even in Japan, to find a mixed-use development smaller than this one in Osaka. This building was designed by Hideshi Abe, a young Osaka-based architect.

Who: Avehideshi Architect and Associates
What: A residence/store
Where: Kishiwada, Osaka
When: October 2007 (completion)
How: Steel frame
Site Area: 262 square feet (24.38m²)
Construction Area: 167 square feet (15.55m²)
Total Floor Area: 398 square feet (36.98m²)

The sliding sash window by the entrance is where people buy packs of cigarettes. See how it is with more old-fashioned stores »

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