ALTS design office conceives a tiny shop for a 12-year old pastry baker in japan

ALTS design office conceives a tiny shop for a 12-year old pastry baker in japan

covering only 16.5 sqm, mi-chan’s sweets factory is an 12-year old’s dream pastry store. the client’s daughter found her talent in baking pastries and ALTS design office conceived the shop specifically to fulfill her dream of offering people delicious sweets. the warm, light and minimal interiors welcome guests into the store, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in omihachiman, japan.




ALTS design office wanted to maximize the design and appeal of the store while minimizing the construction costs. the small building is located at the end of a road, with a stream running behind it. the architects attempted to keep the path to the stream and to make the design of the store spacious and translucent. half of the building is made of glass that allows sunlight to filter in and make the space feel airy, while keeping the other half private. 




the tiny shop was designed as a contemporary gable roof, complete with an exposed wooden structure and clad in a light grey aluminum facade. the small venue houses the front of the house that includes a small pastry display, the cashier and a bar top to eat the sweets, and the back of the house with a fully equipped kitchen. a seamless connection of interior and exterior creates a vibrant, inviting atmosphere





project info:


design: ALTS design office 

project name: mi-chan sweets factory

location: omihachiman, japan



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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

  • Amazing compact yet bright and airy space. A gem.

    michele cloghesy says:

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