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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


Tim Middleton

Co-Founder / WORKLOUNGE 03- Vietnam


EDGE Expert/Auditor
VGBC Board Member


2013 -  Worklounge 03- Vietnam 

2012 -  VILANDCO Green Building (LOTUS/LEED) Consulting 

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

2008 Master of Architecture: Sydney University

2008 Exchange at Kyushu University: Architecture (1 Semester)

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


Capacity Building

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

2018 Jury for Spec Go Green International Awards for Green Architecture

2017 Speaker at Houselink Conference about Green Building Industrial Projects


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