About Takashi Niwa

Following studying architecture at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Takashi Niwa has more than fifteen years’ experience working in architectural practices in grobally.

After 5 years working at Noriaki Okabe Architecture Network in Tokyo as an architect, Niwa joined VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) as a partner in 2010, and in the same year established the Hanoi office as its represent.

After 8 years experience in Vietnam, Niwa established his own firm, Takashi Niwa Architects at Hanoi in 2018.
Niwa is a first class qualified architect in Japan and a registered architect of Vietnam. 


Born in 1979 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

First-class registered architect of Japan
Registered architect of Vietnam

Founder of takashi niwa architects
Visiting researcher of Vietnam Japan University  (VJU)

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Founder of Takashi Niwa Architects
Visiting researcher of Vietnam Japan University (VJU)

Partner of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN architects), Representative of VTN Hanoi office

Architect of Noriaki Okabe Architecture Network (NOAN)  


Groundscape design workshop

Master degree in Engineering (Architecture and building science), Graduate school of Tokyo Metropolitan University

Bachelor degree in Engineering (Architecture and building science), Tokyo Metropolitan University

Associate degree in Engineering (Architecture), Ishikawa National College of Technology

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︎ WY-TO connects #4, Singapore ”Potential of power of plants”
Sangakukan Koryu Kondankai, Kanazawa - Keynote speaker
Competition on Creative space for Children FAT2019 “Mini library design”, Vietnam - Jury

VNCC talk “Be Vietnami-zed”, Hanoi - Lecture
ASHOW#1 “Standing for Environment, Approaching Culture”, Hanoi - Keynote speech
Ritsumeikan University, foreign study tour, Hanoi - Lecture
Aichi Shukutoku University  “Standing for Environment, Approaching Culture”, Nagoya - Lecture
nanoco exhibition  “Three levels of the best of environment and culture”, Hanoi - Lecture
nanoco exhibition Workshop  “9 elements for architectural design”, Hanoi
nanoco exhibition  “The best of environment and culture”, Hanoi - Lecture
Cambodia Architect Decor "ARCHITECTURE FOR PEOPLE SEMINAR", Phnom Penh - Speaker
Vietnam Japan University (VJU) Workshop “Think about Green Building in Vietnam”, Hanoi - Speaker 
Italian Design Day, Hanoi - Speaker
Anthology Festival, Manila - Speaker
World Architecture Festival (WAF), Berlin - Jury of masterplanning category
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore - Guest reviewer

Business of Design Week (BODW), Hong Kong - Speaker
Yakumo Award, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo - Jury

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