PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct link
Showers, TapsGROHEAllure, Tempesta
Windows manufacturerVITROCSASLIDING
Roof Cladding - Celeste Stone (custom finished aluminum sheets)Pure + FreeForm
Roof Cladding - Inverted seam roofing panels (using #1 for material)Bassett Construction
ManufacturersDXV
Custom furnitureTime & Style

Product Spec Sheet
Showers, Taps
Windows manufacturer
Roof Cladding - Celeste Stone (custom finished aluminum sheets)
Roof Cladding - Inverted seam roofing panels (using #1 for material)
Manufacturers
by DXV
Custom furniture

PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN

Kengo Kuma and Associates as Architects

Considered to be one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens outside of the Japan, architect Kengo Kuma completed an expansion of the existing garden which first opened in 1967. The expansion includes the addition of three structures by Kuma, which help to increase capacity and opportunity to showcase Japanese culture.


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The arrangement of the buildings is a response to the Japanese momzenmachi, the gate-front towns which surround traditional shrines and temples. The composition of new buildings emulates japan’s monzenmachi, the gate-front towns that surround sacred shrines and temples. 


All three shrines are LEED certified and designed to ensure nature remains at heart of the architectural concept. 


PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN

VITROCSA as Windows manufacturer

A beautiful example of the minimum frame, the Vitrocsa Fixed & Sliding systems with the Invisible Sill option were installed throughout the cultural expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden by Kengo Kuma.


The Vitrocsa Fixed units allows for uniformity throughout the design as the same minimal sightlines are maintained between multiple fixed panels. Meanwhile, the Vitrocsa Vertical Sliding system is customized with high-precision counterweights or alternatively, counterbalanced with another sliding glass panel to maximize views. 


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Vitrocsa Fixed & Sliding w/ the Invisible Sill option were installed throughout the cultural expansion including the Umami Café.


Portland Japanese Garden

GROHE as Showers, Taps

Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon is an oasis of tranquility - and cross-cultural respect and understanding, attracting thousands of visitors each year. It is considered to be one of the most authentic such gardens outside of Japan, and is made up of eight settings, including stepping stones leading to a traditional tea house and a stream and waterfall. In 2017 a cultural village was added to the site, part of the Cultural Crossing project aimed at increasing understanding between Japanese and American culture.


Part of the concept was to use partner brands which embodied the bridging of the gap between America and Japan, and for this GROHE”s parent company LIXIL was a perfect fit. GROHE products were donated for the staff showers at the Garden, with the sleek modern lines of the New Tempesta Cosmopolitan 100 shower head helping wash away the stress of a hard day’s gardening. The shower’s reduced flow rate also ties in to the sustainability of water that must be close to every gardener’s heart.

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Showers, Taps
Windows manufacturer
Roof Cladding - Celeste Stone (custom finished aluminum sheets)
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