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From Architizer: Portland Japanese Garden’s Cultural Village Has a ‘Richly Textured Material Palette’

Portland Japanese Garden’s Cultural Village. Photo by James Florio.

Architizer contributor Eric Baldwin wrote an article covering the work of acclaimed architect and Portland Japanese Garden International Advisory Board Member Kengo Kuma. Kuma, with his team at Kengo Kuma & Associates, designed Portland Japanese Garden’s Cultural Village, his first public project in North America. Baldwin writes, “Made to be deferential to the landscape, all of the structures are LEED-certified and built to ensure that nature remains the site’s focal point. The result is a richly textured material palette and formal language that shows how contemporary design can reinterpret the past.”