NOARQ. José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira
José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira, founder of NOARQ, is a Portuguese architect.
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, Universidad de Belgrano in 2020, he is frequently invited as visiting lecturer for conferences, workshops and architectural exhibitions at various universities and institutions, both national and international. He has been part of Álvaro Siza Vieira's team since 2000, where he is responsible for different projects and works, some of them in collaboration with Eduardo Souto Moura.
José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira graduated in 1998 from ESAP, under the guidance of architect Nuno Mateus (ARX Portugal, Lisbon). In 1996 he builds his first project, a house, starting 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 in Porto, NOARQ. Parallel to his collaboration with architect Siza and his activity, in 2003, together with his parents, he founded B.LOFT, a shop of interior design and author pieces.
In 2001 José Carlos obtained a Diploma in Advanced Studies in the Doctorate course at Valladolid University. Due to intense project activity, in 2002 he interrupted his doctoral thesis. His work has been widely published in several specialized magazines and press in Portugal and abroad. Currently, dedicated to the activity of author, he concentrates his research on the design of landscape, architecture and everyday objects.