the sawtooth: DETROIT

OVERVIEW:

The Sawtooth building is named for the beautiful skylights on the second floor of this former factory. This building was originally built as a dry cleaning facility in the 1920s, and was converted into an upholstery factory before the war; they say Jeep seats for the army were upholstered here. The ground floor of this building was converted into three food production facilities that are also open to the public: Astro Coffee Roasting, Ochre Bakery, and The Pantry - an event space and commissary kitchen for Top Young Hospitality. The upstairs space has been converted into a Gym. This building will serve as a catalyst for the commercial activity in the zone.

design CONSULTANT:

undecorated: Ish Rafiuddin

SITE:

4884 Grand River, Detroit

ARCHITECT of record:

BIGG DESIGNS

TYPE:

renovation, commercial,

Rental

SCOPE:

6,000 SF Site

12,00 SF Renovated

 
 
 

beGINNING PHASE

 
 

renovation PHASE

 
 
 
 

CURRENT COMPLETED PHASE