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  7. Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 20:00 - 17 June, 2018
Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Jeremy Bittermann
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      • Landscape Architect

        Sadafumi Uchiyama
      • Landscape Architect of Record

        Walker Macy
      • Structural Engineer

        KPFF Consulting Engineers
      • Civil Engineer

        KPFF Consulting Engineers
      • Geotechnical Engineer

        GRI
      • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer

        PAE Engineers
      • Lighting Design

        Luma Lighting Design
      • Sustainability Consulting

        Green Building Services
      • Contractor

        Hoffmann Construction Company
      • Client

        Portland Japanese Garden (Portland, USA)
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      © Jeremy Bittermann
      © Jeremy Bittermann

      Text description provided by the architects. Portland Japanese Garden's new Cultural Village is a modest, human-scaled set of buildings arranged around a courtyard plaza, whose fourth side is the existing, untouched gardens from the 1960s. The project is a village positioned along a journey from the city to the top of the hill, a form of modern monzenmachi wherein the pilgrimage pays homage to the spirit of nature. 

      © Jeremy Bittermann
      © Jeremy Bittermann
      First Floor Plan
      First Floor Plan
      © Jeremy Bittermann
      © Jeremy Bittermann

      There are four buildings, each with its own means of merging into the dramatic slopes of the terrain, in combination with the tall vertical lines of the Pacific Northwest conifers: the Ticketing Pavilion floating above gentle stepped ponds, the Tea Cafe hovering above the ravine, and the main Village House and Garden House.

      © Jeremy Bittermann
      © Jeremy Bittermann

      Although the architecture is deferential to the landscape, the key device is the zigzagging roof—creating deep overhangs of soft metal and lush vegetation, and a porous boundary to encourage a direct relationship with the renowned Portland rain, and its temperamental sun—in a soft, indeterminate, and flexible border.

      In collaboration with Sadafumi Uchiyama (landscape design), Hacker Architects, Walker Macy.

      © Jeremy Bittermann
      © Jeremy Bittermann

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      Cite: "Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates" 17 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/896384/portland-japanese-garden-cultural-village-kengo-kuma-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
      © Jeremy Bittermann

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