There may not be a whole lot that you think you could do with a tiny space in making it larger, or creating more room out of less; but Tokyo based architects Yuko Shibata prove that a small live-work space is possible within limited confines.
This amazing space was designed around the hours of work time to live time, and shifts accordingly. It is 940 square feet (which might be space overload for some city loft dwellers) and while that might be enough to fit it all in, the end user wanted to have no work remnants once the 9-5 ended for the day.
So in the end, there were many thin built-ins incorporated with large sliding and swinging doors to reveal and hide workspace. The dining room is an interesting point of a meeting and workspace with a track mounted door that slides around the dining table to create a multi-use space.