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Yearly Archives: 2020

BAUNETZ WISSEN features Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse

February 2020 Skin and Bones “In an area characterized by desert and barren landscapes, a golf course looks like a place from another world. . . . The contrast to the stony-sandy Arava desert and the mountain landscape bordering it could not be greater. With their design, two organically shaped buildings on the golf course nevertheless refer to the surrounding nature and seem to incorporate their shapes and colors. In the larger building, which functions as a kind of club […]

ARTECASALUGANO names Muttenz Water Purification Plant winner of the Swiss Prize for Sustainable Architecture

February 2020 Oppenheim Architecture is honored to have been selected by artecasalugano and award sponsor Raiffeisen as the recipient of the Swiss Prize for Sustainable Architecture for our work on the Muttenz Water Purification Plant. As defined on the artecasalugano website, the purpose of this award is to “encourage and support positive relationships between architecture, the environment and society[.] . . . Aimed at Swiss architects and design firms, the competition [highlights] the most advanced development projects, evaluating the reduction […]

ARCHINECT – Searching for the Elemental and Straight-Forward with Oppenheim Architecture

14 February 2020 By: Antonio Pacheco “The firm . . . is going strong after two decades of hard work, according to founder Chad Oppenheim, mainly because it allows the design team ‘to do projects the way we wanted to.’ Oppenheim adds, ‘The practice is much more about creating a platform for expression.’ That expression might take the shape of a high-rise, glass-walled condominium tower, a concrete-walled office complex, or even, a beautifully sculptural waste water treatment plant. Regardless, what […]

Chad Oppenheim talks LAIR in KCRW interview podcast

04 February 2020 Why movie villains have the best houses; Hosted by: Frances Anderton “Movie villains may want to blow up the planet. But they have great taste in architecture. . . . ‘What these lairs do [is] they show power, they show style, flair, they make the villain have this accessory that makes them seductive to all people and demonstrates their power[,’ Oppenheim said].” Listen to the full podcast the KCRW website. Image courtesy of Tra Publishing

ARCHDAILY – Chad Oppenheim on Ayla Golf Club and his Influencers

31 January 2020 By: Can Ziyal “In this interview with Can Ziyal, Chad Oppenheim, founder of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, talks about architecture, their projects, his way of thinking on how to approach and solve problems, and his fascination with nature and its purity.” Read the full interview on the ArchDaily website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

The Architect’s Newspaper – Lair puts a spotlight on the homes of famous movie villains

13 January 2020 By: Shane Reiner-Roth “Bad people don’t always have good taste, but when they do, their homes are the stuff of architecture history. . . . While most of us may not be able to tour the homes of these baddies or live in anything remotely like them ourselves, the homes of movie villains are at our disposal however many times we wish to visit them. Chad Oppenheim of Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and writer Andrea Gollin have come […]