kengo kuma has designed the interiors of a new japanese restaurant opened in the west-coast city of portland, oregon. ‘shizuku by chef naoko’ will be the home for the latest japanese culinary destination that combines handmade asian dishes, all set within a backdrop of the comfortable interior by the renowned japanese architect.
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located in oakland’s downtown district, the restaurant space has been subtly divided from above. kengo kuma has hung a series of ‘sudare’ screens; forming a delicate and slightly transparent