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
Feng Zhao
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
Nadya Mikhaylovskaya
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
Wanpeng Zu
Weiyao Zhang
Weizhong Chen
Wendi Cui
Xiaoyue Yin
Xiangxiang Wang
Yan Chen
Yawen Jin
Zhe Cao

We believe architecture is fundamentally about how we can live together in close proximity today, and continue to do so for generations to come. We begin each project with a single question: How can we take the best from nature and urban life and connect them?

Form is not the goal, but the result of our design process. We approach every project with a rigorous interrogation of site, context, and constraints. Our design process is holistic and iterative. At each stage, communication is vital as we collaborate with stakeholders to refine a project’s conceptual and formal trajectories. Ultimately, our design process concludes with a clearly defined conceptual problem that is answered through an architectural form. Through this framework, we develop new spatial typologies for living, working, and learning that advance the radical exploration of nature, ecology, and urbanism through innovative architecture.

Our expertise is in connecting the individual to the collective: framing how people live convivially at the scale of a room to how communities resiliently adapt at the scale of a city. We research and unpack 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 built environment to support meaningful, sustainable connections to social and natural ecologies.

NO ARCHITECTURE is an international award-winning architecture and urban design practice based in New York City. The office is involved in a diverse range of projects, including the Courtyard House, which was awarded the highest Honor Award for the 2017 Housing Design Awards from the BSA/ AIANY. Recent design work and writing have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, The Positive Economy Forum, The Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, and the Beijing Design Week; and featured in Cultured Magazine, Taschen, AD Germany, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Wallpaper*. In 2011, PIN-UP Architecture Magazine featured NO ARCHITECTURE as one of the ten up-and-coming architecture practices in New York City.

Andrew Heid is the founding principal of NO ARCHITECTURE. Currently a contributing editor at Cultured Magazine, Andrew has taught as an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and as a lecturer at the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture. From 2005-2008 Andrew practiced at REX and O.M.A. in New York and Rotterdam; and in 2008, Rizolli published Ten Canonical Buildings: 1950-2000, which Andrew designed and edited with the prominent architect and educator Peter Eisenman. 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.

2018 Flower House featured in “Cultured 25,” Cultured Magazine, winter, p. 73 | LINK | PDF
2018 Courtyard House receives highest Honor Award for 2017 Boston Society of Architects/ AIA New York Housing Award | LINK | PDF
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 published in Architecture Now! 2015, Philip Jodidio, Taschen, October, 2015, pp. 38-43, 487 | LINK | PDF
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 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
Flower House | PDF
Courtyard House | PDF
Klekovaca Mountain Resort | PDF
865 UN Plaza | PDF
630 Ninth Avenue | 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