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 (V.N. Famalicão, 1973) is a Portuguese architect.
He graduated in 1998 from ESAP, under the guidance of Architect Nuno Mateus (ARX Portugal, Lisbon). In 1996 he built his first project, a house, and started his professional activity. Between 1998 and 2000 he worked with architect Paulo Costa and collaborated with architect Jorge Teixeira de Sousa.
He is a member of Álvaro Siza Vieira's team since 2000, being responsible for different projects and works, part of them in collaboration with Eduardo Souto Moura.
In 2001 he officially founded his office in Porto, NOARQ. In parallel with his collaboration with the architect Siza and his activity, in 2003, together with his parents, he founded B.loft, an interior design store and designer pieces.
In the same year, José Carlos obtained the Advanced Studies Diploma in the PhD course at the University of Valladolid. Due to the intense project activity, in 2002 he interrupted his doctoral thesis.
He is Visiting Professor at the Master en Arquitectura y Diseño (MArch), at the Universidade Europeia de Valência, since 2015 and frequently invited to conferences, workshops and architecture exhibitions at several national and international universities and institutions, including the Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires 2019.
Currently more dedicated to his author activity, he focuses his research on landscape design, architecture and everyday objects.
His work has been widely published in several specialized magazines and press in Portugal and abroad.
He was born in 1985 in Trofa, Portugal. He holds a master's degree in Architecture from Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão, 2011.
He has been working at NOARQ studio since 2012.
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.
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 (ES), 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