The office bases its practice in the attention, reflection and response. The response is sustained by the realism, because it is naturally critical; it is tolerant because it is creative; it is corageous and hard because it operates on the limits. The practice is committed with time and space, interrogation, inclusion and doubt.
NOARQ is the name of a willingness of doing and thinking by hands. Since 1998, the studio evolved into an area of research, creation and production by drawing: for the land, architecture and everyday objects.
Today it is located in Trofa, but it still mantains its roots in Porto.
José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira (VN Famalicão, 1973) is a Portuguese architect.
He is part of Álvaro Siza Vieira's team from 2000 to 2021, where he is responsible for different projects and works, part of them in collaboration with Arch. Eduardo Souto Moura. Currently dedicated to the activity of author, he focuses his research on landscape design, architecture and everyday objects. He continues to maintains some projects in co-authorship with Álvaro Siza and Arenas y Asociados.
Commissioner at the International Competitions Commission of the UIA - International Union of Architects, visiting professor at the Master in Architecture and Design (March) at the Universidad Europea de Valencia since 2015 and at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo at the Universidad de Belgrano, 2020, is frequently invited as a visiting lecturer to architecture conferences, workshops and exhibitions at various national and international universities, institutions including the 2019 International Architecture Biennale of Buenos Aires .
He graduated in 1998 at ESAP, under the supervision of Arq. Nuno Mateus (ARX Portugal, Lisbon). In 1996 he builds his first project, a house, and starts his professional activity. Between 1998 and 2000 he works with the architect Paulo Costa and collaborates with the architect Jorge Teixeira de Sousa. In 2001 he officially founded his office NOARQ in Porto. Alongside his collaboration with the architect Siza and his activity, in 2003, together with his parents, he founded B.LOFT, a shop for interior design and designer furniture. In the same year, he obtained the Advanced Studies Diploma in the course of PhD at the University of Valladolid. Due to the intense project activity, in 2002 he interrupted his doctoral thesis.
Actively enganged in many national and international architecture competitions, his work has earned numerous awards and distinctions. The work of the NOARQ studio is documented in detail in two international monographs and has been widely published in the national and international specialist press.
He was born in 1988 in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. He holds a master's degree in Architecture from ESAP, Escola Superior Artística do Porto, 2013.
He has been working at NOARQ studio since 2013.
Joana Leite Pinto
She was born in 1985 in Trofa. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Universidade do Minho in 2008. She collaborated with the atelier from 2008 to 2017. She is currently working as external associate at NOARQ studio since 2018.
She was born in Milan in 1989. She holds a Master's degree in Sustainable Architecture from Politecnico di Milano and a Bilateral Master Thesis with FAU, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
She has been working at NOARQ studio since 2016.
She was born in Empoli in 1989. She holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, 2015.
She has been working at NOARQ studio since 2017.
She was born in 1990 in Parma. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Universitá degli Studi di Parma and a Master's degree from FAUP, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, 2017.
She has been working at NOARQ studio since 2018.
He was born in 1996 in Trofa, Portugal. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from FEP, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto.
He has been working at NOARQ studio since 2019.
Daniela Amorim (PT), 2020 - ...
Hugo Araujo (PT), 2012-2021
Loredana de Falco (IT), 2019-2021
Pedro Vieira (PT), 2020
Margareth Araújo (BR), 2020
Julia Hegymegi (HU), 2020
Stefano Lenzi (IT), 2020
Laura Conde (PT), 2019
Ricardo Leal Lamas (PT), 2019
Alfonso Alvarez (MEX), 2019
Caterina Debidda (IT), 2019
Sofia Toni (IT), 2019
Mirna Mukulic (HR), 2018-2019
Kutluhan Tuzun (TR), 2019
Cemre Çoruhlu (TR), 2019
Roberto Vale (PT), 2019
Clarissa Serri (IT), 2019
João Quintas (PT), 2017-2019
Gloria Herranz (ES), 2018-2019
Sruthy Lakkimsetty (IND), 2018-2019
Virginia Moya (ES), 2018
Juliana Costa (PT), 2013-2018
Marta Costa (PT), 2018
Bruna Franciscatto (BR), 2017
Juliana Sampaio (PT), 2015-2017
Raul Penteado Neto (BR), 2016
José Fernandes (PT), 2016
Daniel Veludo (PT), 2016
Kristine Balta (LV), 2016
Luis Lima (PT), 2014-2016
Daniel Viana (PT), 2014
Claudia Benitez (ES), 2014
Gonçalo Ferreira (PT), 2009-2013
Lucía Hernández (ES), 2013
Gonçalo Henriques (PT), 2013
David Ferraz (PT), 2012-2013
Dorotea Ottaviani (IT), 2012
Mariachiara Meneghini (IT), 2012
Miguel Acalante (PT), 2011-2012
Samantha Amoroso (FR), 2011
Maria Busolini (IT), 2010-2011
Ana Martins (PT), 2011
Sara Brysch (PT), 2009-2010
José Calvet (PT), 2009-2010
Marcelo Morim (PT), 2009-2010
Diana Fernandes (PT), 2008-2010
João Pontes (PT), 2009
Valentina Esposito (IT), 2008
Renata Santos (PT), 2008-2009
Txema Ballester (ES), 2007-2008
Jorge Vieira (PT), 2001-2008
Ana Coelho (PT), 2007-2008
Marlene Maciel (PT), 2006-2007
Pablo Rebelo (PT), 2006-2007
Rui Cardoso (PT), 2004-2007
Artur Fernandes (PT), 1996-2006
Francisco Guedes (PT), 2000-2006
Marta Oliveira (PT), 2004-2005
Paulo Costa (PT), 1997-2004
Atsushi Ueno (JP), 2004
Cecilia Alemagna (IT), 2002