NO
ARCHITECTURE



NO ARCHITECTURE, PLLC
176 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012 USA
Tel:+ 1 646 662 9881
E-mail:info@noarchitecture.com

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Alberto Andrés Silva Olivo
Andrew Heid
Ashli Marino
Benjamin Crotty
Ce Li
Christopher Purpura
Chung Ming Lam
Cynthia Wang
Dana Al Mathkoor
Daniel Bayne
Daniel van Dyk
Daniel Zuvia
Eleonora Sbrissa
Erin Yook
Gaby San Roman Bustinza
George Distefano
Gosia Pawlowska
Harrison Ratcliff Bush
Hyoeun Kim
Jack Hogan
James Kubiniec
Janghee Yoo
Jean Lien
Jennifer Diep
Jialin Yuan
Jie Xie
Jingyuan Yang
Joey Yeh
John Szeto
Katerina Paitazoglou
Kun Qian
Kirby Liu
Li Jin
Lisa Tannenbaum
Lourenco Rebelo de Andrade
Maria Carriero
Marta Rodrigues
Mel Loyola Agosto
Naifei Liu
Nicholas Stewart
Nicolas Hannequin
Nicole Mattos Toja
Noa Peer
Nour Mobarak
Peter Pak
Po-Yan Hsieh
Qun Pan
Renjun Liu
Sabrina Wang
Sbrissa Eleonora
Shuying Mi
Sophie Maquire
Theo Dimitrasopoulos
Tomas Janka
Trendelina Salihu
Veronica Gertrude Watson
Weiyao Zhang
Weizhong Chen
Wendi Cui
Xiaoyue Yin
Yan Chen
Yawen Jin

How we work: We approach every project with a rigorous interrogation of site, context, and client demands. At each stage of our design process, communication is essential, as we work collaboratively with the client and stakeholders to refine our conceptual and formal trajectories before proceeding. Ultimately, our design process concludes with a clearly defined conceptual problem that is answered through an architectural form. Form is not the goal, but the result of our design process.

With this trajectory in mind, our studio has developed prototypes— like the Courtyard House— for new ways of living, working, and learning that are dedicated to the radical exploration of nature, ecology, and urbanism through innovative architecture.

The office’s expertise is in connecting the individual to the collective: from framing how people live at the scale of a room, to new ways of living convivially and resiliently at the scale of a city. The office focuses on understanding how the world was organized in the past as well as the present, in order to understand how the world can be organized in the future, liberating the actual space for the physical and direct communication between people.

NO ARCHITECTURE is an internationally award-winning practice based in New York City. The office is involved in a diverse range of projects that include the Flower House, a residential structure in the Berkshire Mountains published in Cultured Magazine; the Courtyard House recently nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize and featured in Cultured Magazine, Architecture Now! 2015, Taschen, AD Germany, Architectural Record, Dwell, and Wallpaper*; Hester Hotel, a 18,000 sf boutique hotel located on the Lower East Side, NY, BY; 865 UN Plaza, a residential commission published on the cover of Casa da Abitare; and This Is Not A Park, a proposal for a new public park in Berlin, which the Union Internationale des Architectes awarded the Japan Institute of Architects Prize. The office focuses on understanding how the world was organized in the past and present, in order to understand how the world can be organized in the future, liberating the actual space for the physical and direct communication between people. In 2011, PIN-UP Architecture Magazine featured Andrew as one of the ten up-and-coming architects in New York City.

Andrew Heid is the founding principal of NO ARCHITECTURE. Currently, Andrew is a contributing editor at Cultured Magazine, and has taught as an adjunct assistant professor at the GSAPP at Columbia University, and as a lecturer at the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture. He has also been an invited juror at Harvard, The Cooper Union, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, NJIT, Pratt, Parsons, Temple, UCLA, and Yale. His graduate architecture design studio is focused on cooling neighborhoods in hot cities: designing climate resilient urban eco-districts. Recently, he has lectured on “Housing and Habitat in the 4th Industrial Revolution” at the Positive Economy Forum, and at the Beijing International Design Week. In 2015, he exhibited “From Collective Form to Ecological Urbanism: Towards Climate Resilient Housing” at Re-Living the City, 2015 BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM ARCHITECTURE, Shenzhen. In addition, Andrew exhibited work in the Shenzhen Design Forum 2011, MoMA’s Tall Buildings, and his thesis in the Beijing Architecture Biennale.

From 2005-2008 he practiced at REX and O.M.A. in New York and Rotterdam. At O.M.A., Andrew was the lead architect working directly with Rem Koolhaas for a 671,893 m² mixed-use, vertical “medina” in Tunisia. Also at O.M.A., he worked on the design for the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. In 2005 and 2006, he designed and edited a book with the prominent architect and educator Peter Eisenman, titled, Ten Canonical Buildings: 1950-2000, Rizzoli 2008. Andrew studied architecture at Yale, the Architectural Association, and received his M.Arch from Princeton, where his design thesis earned the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize, the graduate school’s highest honor.

2017 Vertical Hutongs featured in “Vertical Green Neighborhoods Proposed for Residential Redevelopment in Chinese Cities,” Revitalization News, May 1st | LINK | PDF
2017 Vertical Hutongs featured in “NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China,” ArchDaily, April 15th | LINK | PDF
2016 Invited lecturer, “Housing and Habitat” at the Beijing International Design Week, Beijing, China
2016 Invited lecturer on “Housing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Positive Economy Forum, Le Havre, France | LINK
2016 Courtyard House nominated for the MCHAP.emerge, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize at the IIT | LINK | PDF
2016 Courtyard House featured in “This House Gets Better with Age,” Dwell, April 14th | LINK | PDF
2016 Courtyard House featured in “7 Modern Homes in the Forest,” Dwell, April 6th | LINK | PDF
2016 Courtyard House featured in “6 Homes Framed by Trees,” Dwell, April 3th | LINK | PDF
2016 Courtyard House featured in “6 Modern Home Offices We Love,” Dwell, February 9th | LINK
2016 NOA exhibited “From Collective Form to Ecological Urbanism: Towards Climate Resilient Housing” at the 2015 BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM ARCHITECTURE, Shenzhen, China, December-February | LINK
2015 Courtyard House featured in “6 Modern Retreats in the Forest,” Dwell, December 29th | LINK | PDF
2015 Guggenheim Helsinki, Flower House, and Courtyard House featured in profile in “The Topologist,” Cultured, winter, pp. 260-263 | LINK | PDF
2015 “From Collective Form to Ecological Urbanism: Towards Climate Resilient Housing” featured in Re-Living the City, 2015 BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM ARCHITECTURE, Shenzhen, China, December, pp. 354-355
2015 “From Collective Form to Ecological Urbanism: Towards Climate Resilient Housing” featured in Guide Book, 2015 BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM ARCHITECTURE, Shenzhen, China, December, pp. 248-249
2015 Courtyard House featured in “5 Spaces Transformed by Interior Plants,” Dwell, November 3rd | LINK | PDF
2015 Courtyard House published in Architecture Now! 2015, Philip Jodidio, Taschen, October, 2015, pp. 38-43, 487
2015 Courtyard House featured in “7 Homes With Dramatic Valley Locations,” Dwell, September 15th | LINK | PDF
2015 Courtyard House featured in “6 Creative Ways to Bring Light Into the Home,” Dwell, July 9th | LINK | PDF
2015 Courtyard House featured in “7 Modern Homes in the Forest,” Dwell, April 6th | LINK | PDF
2015 Courtyard House featured in “6 Homes Framed by Trees,” Dwell, April 3rd | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Projetos Selecionados,” ArchDaily Brasil, October 27th | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “The Great Indoor-Outdoors,” Architectural Digest, August 31st | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Obras Destacadas,” ArchDaily Mexico, August 20th | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “This Contemporary Courtyard House is a Modern, Multi-Generational Masterwork,” The Coolist, August | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured on Ignant, August | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Bungalow in Oregon von NOA,” BauNetz, August | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Selected Works,” ArchDaily, August 4th | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Featured Houses,” Architectural Record, July | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Glashaus Am Pudding,” AD Germany, July/ August, pp. 82-85, 170
2014 Lectured at “Design for Humankind” at Dwell on Design; Los Angeles, CA, June 22nd
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Design for Humankind at Dwell on Design,” Dwell, June 11th | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “NOA gives the traditional courtyard house a bold twist in Aurora, Oregon,” Wallpaper*, May14th | LINK | PDF
2014 Courtyard House featured in “Complete Transparency,” Dwell, pp. 96-103, April
2014 Courtyard House featured in “5 Green Homes from Dwell’s April Outdoors Issue,” Dwell, March 26th | LINK | PDF
2011 Shenzhen Design Forum & Exhibition 2011, “Architecture after relentless urbanization: sustainability or spatial organization in the contemporary metropolis and contemporary wilderness”; Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China, lecture and exhibition
2011 Featured as one of the ten up-and-coming architects in New York City in “Ten Questions, Ten Architects,” PIN-UP No. 10; New York, pp.78
2010 865 UN Plaza featured on the cover of Casa da Abitare; Milano, cover, “Self Portrait”, pp.150-159, 212, 214 | PDF
2010 Snow Mound featured in “Lumi on niin inspiroivaa!”; Länsi-Suomi, Rauma, Finland, cover, pp. 6-7,
2008 Ten Canonical Buildings 1950-2000 published by Rizzoli
2007 Lectured at What Matters International Design Symposium, “Grounded,” Otis College of Art and Design; Los Angeles, CA
2006 Exhibited at Architecture Biennale Beijing; Beijing, China
2006 Lily Superpad/low/wet/humid featured in “Grounded, an Abbreviated History,” Pidgin 2; Princeton University, p.32-47 | PDF
2004 Exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, “Tall Buildings” Exhibition, World Trade Center structure drawing, with Guy Nordenson; New York, NY
2003 High Line prize-winning entry published in “This is Not a Park: Fabricating a Contemporary Wilderness for the Contemporary Metropolis,” Designing the High Line, New York, p. 9 | PDF
2002 Published in “This is Not a Park – Adding 250 Acres of Nature,” Resource Architecture: Defining an Architecture for the 21st Century, Birkhäuser, Berlin, p. 17-19 | PDF

Vertical Hutongs | PDF
Sonnenterrasse | PDF
Courtyard House | PDF
Klekovaca Mountain Resort | PDF
865 First Avenue | PDF
630 Ninth Avenue | PDF
Flower House | PDF
Hotel Hester | PDF
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture | PDF
Cluster Houses | PDF
Courtyard Housing | PDF
Terrace House | PDF
Science City | PDF
Trail House | PDF
319 West 35th Street | PDF
Science Island | PDF
75 First Avenue | PDF
Museum of Contemporary Art | PDF
Allegheny Mountain House | PDF
Unitheque A Dorigny | PDF
Guggenheim Helsinki | PDF
Taichung City Cultural Center | PDF
Foundation Les Olivers Twin Courtyards | PDF
Busan Opera House | PDF
New Campus Center Aalto University | PDF
Sola Radhus | PDF
This is not a Park: HI-LO Line | PDF
Low/Wet/Humid | PDF
Berlin Wilderness | PDF