News



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 &
Doi 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
for 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
urbanization 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
precious 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
and 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, an online 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