TSUNAGU: Connecting to the Architecture of Kengo Kuma


  • The Center for Architecture 403 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209 United States

The first-ever U.S. exhibition of world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma will explore the philosophy of continuity in Kuma’s work. Tsunagu: Connecting to the Architecture of Kengo Kuma focuses on Kuma’s design for the Portland Japanese Garden’s Cultural Crossing project, his first public commission in North America. Visitors to this free exhibition will be able to interact with blue Oregon-sourced granite, sudare screens, tatami mats, and curls of Port Orford cedar. Balazs Bognar, Chief Manager at Kengo Kuma & Associates, is the exhibit’s curator. He says, “Kengo Kuma is known for connective spaces, often putting nature and the human experience first. His emphasis on light as well as locally sourced materials makes the Portland Japanese Garden’s expansion project the perfect lens through which people can see and understand the guiding ideas of Kuma-san’s work.” Hosted by the Portland Japanese Garden.

Exhibition /
February 4-29, 10am-5pm daily, 10am-7pm Fridays
First Thursday February 4, 5pm-8pm

Location /
The Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave, Portland

Admission /
Free