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