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2020 - OFFICE IN JAPAN
Takashi Niwa Architects registered office in Japan

“Visualize the Values” is our motto and that approach with careful consideration on environment and culture will be very important for Asian cities to provide ore meaningful and grateful space and very important for maximizing the investment for future.
To visualize our approach and bring more our Values to clients and society widely, we’re proud to announce you the opening of our office in Tokyo, Japan.

With office in Japan and in Vietnam, we are dedicated to produce more and more projects with values to society and inspiration to everyone with more ideas for livable cities.


Takashi Niwa Architects Japan's location

Address: 3-11-1 Minami-machida, Machida-shi, Tokyo, Japan
Telephone: +81-50-5809-3335




2020 - FURNITURE DESIGN
How architects can visualize project's Values?

Our main work, architectural design is not only making a form of building  but also is creating the livable place by visualizing the Values in project.
So, How architects can visualize project's Values?

Values can be ultilized in project function, in circulation, in landscape and last but not least, in furniture design. The values in project can be found in any aspects.

In 4P's Phan Ke Binh, the chairs  are designed with curve leaf-pattern shape to bring comfortability as well as the relaxing to customers when experiencing the dinner  in garden atsmosphere. 

In Ippudo Vietnam restaurant, we designed the chairs with significant height for enjoying ramen noddle in bar. Pattern of chair back is designed to connect with the wooden chopstick screen to express and embrace local culture.






2020 - WINNING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Our proposal "La Saigon" bridge has been selected as the winner of the international design competition

LA SAI GON (Leaf of Sai Gon)" is a design proposal under joint venture between Takashi Niwa Architects and Chodai Kiso Jiban Vietnam Company Limited. It has been selected as the winning design of pedestrian bridge competition across Sai Gon River by The HCMC People’s Committee.

The design, received the highest mark in a designing competition, inspired by the shape of Nypa palm leaf which we could see everywhere in HCMC in the past.

The message of the bridge design is aiming to memorize the scenery of Nypa forest beside river. And learning from the nature and adopt the smart environmental system of plants to a future smart city, Sai Gon.

As a landmark of city, the big leaf provides a sunshade in the daytime and becomes a projection screen in the night. The bridge also utilizeswaterscape and mist to visualize the Sai Gon's rich water resources and its usage.


The design is on the process of finalizing with the HCMC People’s Committee.

We are looking forward to sharing you the design of La Saigon bridge soon.


Article:
Cầu đi bộ bắc qua sông Sài Gòn có hình lá dừa nước








2020 - TALK
Virtual lecture with Takashi Niwa at Amity University, Kolkata in India

This period of social distancing has given us the opportunity of connecting virtually all across the world and we are honoured to have invitation to address undergraduate students of Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Kolkata through such a platform.

This is 1 hour virtual lecture is shared publicly to have an insight of the architectural design approach "Visualize the Values". in response to local culture and context as well as the sharing of some related projects that Takashi Niwa Architects have completed.





2019 - PUBLICATION

IPPUDO Vietnam published on Vietnamese magazines


The project IPPUDO VIETNAM is publised on Vietnamese magazine of Vietnam Architecture Association named "Nha Dep", the issue of October, 2019.

This is the first branch of a Japanese ramen restaurant, and sited in an emerging housing development in Ho Chi Minh city. The restaurant acts as a social hub within the area, where interaction and food is shared. The design approach of Ippudo Vietnam is a challenge to realise a social space that responds, changes and rows as it ages with its surroundings.


 



2019 - AWARDS

Pizza 4P’s Phan Ke Binh received Green Good Design 2019


Overcoming hundred of projects around the world, Pizza 4P’s Phan Ke Binh is awarded “Green Good Design 2019”, which is one of the most international influenced awards, organized since 1950 in Chicago, USA by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Through this award, the society can have more information about the company specialzing in sustainability. It's our honor that the building could show the green idea which respects surrounding nature culture in Hanoi.






2019 - AWARDS

Pizza 4P’s Phan Ke Binh wins Asian Design Prize 2019, Korea


We are happy that our project, Pizza 4P's Phan Ke Binh becomes the winner of Asian Design Prize 2019. This is one of the most successful global design awards held in Asia, is hosted by Designsori, Korea.

This award breaks away from formative simplicity and complexity and grants true value on the potentials of creativity into products as well as outstanding ideas which are specified with outstanding design. 







2019 - PUBLICATION

Publication on Vietnamese & Japanese magazines


The project Pizza 4P's Phan Ke Binh is on cover of Vietnamese magazine of Ho Chi Minh Architectural Association named "Tap chi Kien truc & oi song" and is introduced on 8 pages on the first issue of 2019. There is free online issue on Ashui.com.
An article about Takashi Niwa on KJ Magazine in Japan at their issue on January 2019. His working experience in Vietnam and his built projects as well as the on-going projects are featured on the article.






2019 - AWARDS

Pizza 4P’s Phan Ke Binh received the “Interior of the year 2018” of Ashui Awars, Vietnam


Our  first project Pizza 4P's Phan Ke Binh got the prize "Interior design of the year" of Ashui Awards 2018, which is organized by Ashui.com, the most popular online magazine for urban & architecture in Vietnam. The project uses Vietnamese cast iron and bricks to create a precious gathering space or families who will share good pizza and happiness together.

Article:
Announcement about Ashui Awards 2018





2018 - INTERVIEW

Communicating green to children....


In recent years, in Vietnam, greenhouse gas emissions  have risen significantly compared with the world,  the green space is decreasing by a rapid rbanization and the connection with nature is lost in the urban area. So, where do children of Viet Nam play?
In the context of such a social situation, a sustainable agriculture kindergarten is designed and built in Dong Nai province, southeast part of Viet Nam.
The agricultural kindergarten was made from the warm and gentle feelings of architects who wanted children to learn more from nature.

The interview of Takashi Niwa worked by online magazine IDEA FOR GOOD will give you more aspects of the Japanese architect’s desire put in the design.

Article:
Idea for Good: Vietnam Special #5
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2018 - AWARDS

Pizza 4P's Phan Ke Binh project is nominated as the finalist in "Interior of the year" of Ashui Awards 2018, Vietnam


Our  first project Pizza 4P's Phan Ke Binh is selected as the finalist of "Interior design of the year" in Ashui Awards 2018, which is organized by Ashui.com, the most popular online magazine for urban & architecture in Vietnam. The project uses Vietnamese cast iron and bricks to create a recious gathering space for families who will share good pizza and happiness together.
We are happy that our approach of design makes you intersted and we hope to have your support for voting this project.

The period voting time is from 1 Dec - 31 Dec. 2018.

Link to vote: Ashui Awards 2018






2018 - INTERVIEW

Takashi Niwa: The Japanese Architect in tune with Culture and Nature


Takashi Niwa’s on the balcony of Pizza 4P’s Phan Ke Binh, one of his most recent designs. The idea for the restaurant chain grew from a pizza party in the founders’ backyard, and Takashi Niwa’s design recreates the garden party atmosphere through a serene but fashionable dining space.

Flipping through his plans and sketches, Takashi Niwa  will take us through his earliest inspirations, his most famous projects, and the future of Takashi Niwa Architects through his below interview with Vietcetara.


Article:
Takashi Niwa: The Japanese Architect in Tune with Culture and Nature






2018 - TALK
“Be Vietnamized” -  Sharing of Takashi Niwa in VNCC.


“Vietnam is a country with abundant and various traditional culture and nature,  the attractions to get me, a foreign architect, come here to work nd live in Vietnam. I wonder what I can do with this variety to reveal your country’s unhidden charming.”
This is the sharing of Architect Takashhi Niwa in the talk is organized by VNCC on 15 October 2018 at VNCC building.





2018 - TALK
“Standing for environment, approaching culture” - Talk in ASHOW#1.


Takashi Niwa has a talk with a title "Standing for environment, approaching culture" in ASHOW#1.
His talk was focused on the secrets of green design investments which became precious stock in the Vietnamese society delivering with benefits for the clients.
The ASHOW is organized by VICO stone & Ashui.com with the theme "The magic of nature" on 22 September 2018, at Melia Hotel, 14:30-16:30.




2018 - AWARDS
nanoco gallery received International Architecture Awards (IAA) 2018


nanoco gallery, Hanoi was constructed to promote nanoco and Panasonic lighting products together with sharing their space for arhitects to make their exhibitions as a voluntarily project.
The building has been received International Architecture Awards (IAA) in 2018 in category "Retail/Showroom", which is hosted by The Chicago Design Museum, USA.


2018 - INTERVIEW

Takashi Niwa’s Interview about creative educational spaces on Vietcetera


To learn more about the design process of project Farming Kindergarten, Vietcetera, anonline briefing on Vietnam affairs, society, business, spoke with one of the building’s architects, Takashi Niwa. 
Niwa worked with both Masaaki Iwamoto and Vo Trong Nghia as a principal architect of VTN on this groundbreaking project.

Article:
Vietnamese School Architecture: Three Creative Educational Spaces




2018 - INTERVIEW
“Plants in architecture improve cities”, says Takashi Niwa on Bluprint online magazine


As partner in VTN Architects, Takashi Niwa explained during his talk at Anthology Festival 2018, using plants And trees as building materials in the architecture gives users an opportunity to reconnect with nature in our increasingly developed urban conditions.
After presenting this philosophy, Niwa sat down with BluPrint to explain the numberous benefits of greenery in designing architecture for the tropical climate.


Article:  Plants in architecture improve cities




2017 - INTERVIEW
Designer Q&A: Takashi Niwa on Design Anthology


Takashi Niwa talks with Design Anthology about the studio’s unconventional and ultra-natural approach to design at Business of Design Week, Hong Kong in the time he was as a partner at VTN Architects.

Article:  Designer Q&A: Takashi Niwa