james d. white

founder and organiser The naoh initiative finds its roots in James D. White’s MPhil research (2008-10, Edinburgh University) on the post-inscriptive historical condition and contemporary architectural potential of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Recognising the value of collaborative and multi-disciplinary research work, the global naoh initiative seeks to induce constructive discussion on the old and new architectures of … Continue reading


3 June 2016 – 8 Jan 2017 Bordeaux, FR at CIAP, Bordeaux • ( E ) exhibition by students from ensapBx on the theme of contemporary interventions within the Bordeaux Unesco World Heritage site > exhibition project led by Chantal Callais, Thierry Jeanmonod, Catherine Sémidor, and Aline Barlet, initiated with James White (naoh) on the … Continue reading


( please click on images to see details ) 12-15 March 2013 CONFERENCE-EXHIBITION • ( E ) exhibition of built and theoretical projects for contemporary interventions in the Edinburgh Unesco site since its inscription (1995); 12-15 Mars 2013 CONFERENCE-EXPOSITION • ( E ) exposition de projets théoriques et construits d’interventions contemporaines dans l’enceinte du site … Continue reading

richard rogers : interview

Since 2013, architect Richard Rogers (Pritzker 2007) has been a frequent contributor to the naoh initiative. In June 2013, Lord Rogers discussed heritage with James White, naoh founder and coordinator. – naoh london_ 06.2013 –                  interview  :   richard rogers (founder, rogers stirk harbour + partners) on heritage Continue reading

na:wh[0728] : conference_1598

new architectures : world heritage [0728] university of edinburgh, edinburgh, uk 14-15.03.2013 – edinburgh world heritage site (insc. 1995) – world heritage ‘authenticity’ : meaning, material and method                                                                  … Continue reading


main co-organisers and contributors to date : naoh : James White (founder & organiser) edinburgh university (edinburgh, gb) : Ruxandra Stoica, Nikolia Kartalou, Suzanne Ewing (head of school), ensapbx (bordeaux, fr) : Chantal Callais, Thierry Jeanmonod, Gauthier Bolle, Martin Chénot (head of school) archip (prague, cz) : Sophie Eberhardt, Hana Benesovska, Maria Topolcanska, Marta Bujanda, Regina Loukotova (head … Continue reading