patisserie uchiyama

a 90-year old textile factory in kiryu of gunma, japan was refurbished and transformed into the 'patisserie uchiyama' 
by tokyo-based takato tamagami. previously concealed by past renovations, the 'saw-shaped' roof was maintained and celebrated,
bringing attention to the prevalent architectural element found in the neighborhood. recognizing it's historical qualities as a cultural asset, 
this gently sloping form became the point of departure for the contemporary update

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