Shop in Osakacho is a minimal architecture project located in Kyoto, Japan, designed by OHArchitecture. The site is old town in Kyoto city with old houses called Machiya. There is a width of 4m and a depth of 17m, like these narrow site called “Unagi-no-nedoko (bed for eel)”. The owner said to need an apparel shop, an office of that and a function of warehouse. The architects built a roof and a slab for a wall of concrete, which offset a wall of tin sheets to inside. The void of terrace and garden straight a vacant space of an adjoining land, so it provides wind and light.

Photography by Atsushi Shiotani