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Architectural Design

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Sustainable Design
LEED/ LOTUS/ EDGE Consultant


A’ Design Award & Competition 2019 in Milano, Bronze Prize (Step House), April 2019
*ArchDaily Building of the Year NominatedStep House​, March 2019

* HOPE Awards Grand Prize(Aquila Center),September 2018

 * 2A Asia Architecture Award Prize Winner(Step House), September 2017
* Ashui Vietnam Architecture Award Prize Winner(Step House), March 2017

* Vietnam Japan University Temporally Campus Competition First Prize, Decenber


* 2A Asia Architecture Award Interior Award Prize Winner (Kimono Restaurant), October 2016

​* Japan Foundation  Library in Hanoi, Vietnam Competition, March 


* JCDDesign Awards  Prize Winner(Board Game VIP Room, Beijing), November 2009

Publications (Paper Media)
*Kenchiku Chishiki, Feb., 2020 / Step House
* KJ (Kensetsu Journal) Jan., 2019 / Hiroomi Takemori

*Jutaku Tokushu, Shin Kenchiku Dec., 2017 / Step House

* Noi That Magazine/ Kimono Restaurant

* Noi That Magazine/ Hachiju Hachi Restaurant Saigon

* Noi That Magazine/ Japan Foudation Library in Hanoi, Vietnam

* Nikkei Architecture / Interview

Publications (Web Media)

Care Center for Drug Addict Peopole/ HOPE Awards(Kien Viet)

Step House (ArchiDaily)

Step House (VNExpress)

Step House (Handhome)

Step House(Kien Viet)

Step House(
Step House(chungcuTong)
Step House(Art Hanoi)

Kimono Restaurant (Archidaily)

Kimono Restaurant(Design Boom)

Kimono Restaurant (Archidaily)

Japanese Restaurant in Saigon (Archidaily)

Japanese Restaurant in Saigon (VOV VN)

Library in Japan Foundation, Hanoi(Design Boom)

House in Nagoya SHN(Design Boom)




Co-Founder / Worklounge 03-Vietnam

Founder / Worklounge 03- (Japan)

Registered Architect (Japan)
Registered Architect (Vietnam)


​1977 Born in Shizuoka, Japan

2001 Master, Kansai University, Japan

2003 Establish "worklounge 03-" in Tokyo, Japan

2010 Moved base to Hanoi, Vietnam and established

Work lounge 03-Vietnam co., ltd.

2018-2019 Visiting Fellow / Vietnam Japan University


* JIA/  世界で働く! 失敗もまた楽し(Failure teaches success in the world)

* NANOCO Gallery Lecture / My recently work

* NPO for Sustainable Architecture in Japan / About political situation for sustainable architecture in VIetnam


Tim Middleton

Tim Middleton

Architectural Designer





2013 -  Worklounge 03- Vietnam Architectural Design, Co-founder of Vietnam office

2012 -  VILANDCO Green Building (LOTUS/LEED) Consulting and Design

2011 - 2012 Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) Technical Researcher, LOTUS

assessment (on Australian Youth Ambassador for Development Program)

2010 - 2010 Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects (Japan) Architectural design

2010 - 2010 Habitat for Humanity (Cambodia) Volunteer

2009 - 2010 Level Orange Architects (Australia) Architectural design

2006 - 2008 Urban Futures (Australia) Urban design


2008 Master of Architecture: Sydney University

4/2008 - 8/2008 Exchange at Kyushu University: Architecture (1 Semester)

2005 Bachelor of Design (Architecture/ Urban Design and Planning: Sydney University



2019 Panelist for Vietnam Real Estate Seminar “Café Xanh” at National Exhibition Centre on Green Building and “Water” and “Air”

2019 Panelist for ZAK World of Facades Conference in Ho Chi Minh City 2019

2018 Jury for Spec Go Green International Awards for Green Architecture 2018

2017 Speaker at Houselink Conference about Green Building Industrial Projects

2013 National University of Civil Engineering Green Building part-time lecturing for Advanced Architecture course

2013 Saint-Gobain Green Building Workshop Group tutor for students for Green Building exercise at National University of Civil Engineering

2012 Green Building Basics Course Delivery of module for VGBC course in English

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