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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

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 […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES features ‘LAIR’ in November Design Special Section

20 November 2019 These Books Take You to a Wild Place, By: Eve M. Kahn “‘Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains’, with essays assembled by the editor and writer Andrea Gollin and the architect Chad Oppenheim, dissects 15 fictional evildoers’ quarters from the 1950s to the present.” Read the full article on The New York Times website. Image Credit: Tra Publishing

DESIGNBOOM – Inside ‘LAIR: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains’

10 November 2019 By: Kat Barandy “The architecture of the villain is investigated in a critically and visually compelling work entitled ‘LAIR: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains.’ Edited by internationally acclaimed architect Chad Oppenheim with Andrea Gollin, the book explores the most iconic villainous lairs of cinema in a theoretical analysis of society’s learned perception of evil spaces.” Read the full article on the Designboom website. Image Credit: Tra Publishing

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST explores latest book release, ‘Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains’

04 November 2019 The Most Striking Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains, By: Elizabeth Stamp “Despite all their evil plans, villains have the right ideas when it comes to architecture. The hideouts of cinema’s famous villains have become the most memorable sets in Hollywood’s history. . . . In the new book ‘Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains’ . . . , architect Chad Oppenheim surveys 15 of the best-designed evildoer domiciles.” Read the full article on the […]

ARCHDAILY features Oppenheim Architecture’s Spirit of Place

3 February 2019 “Oppenheim Architecture’s Spirit of Place is a poetic rumination on how architecture connects with the earth. This first published monograph of the work of Chad Oppenheim and his studio takes the reader to a world where boundaries are blurred between nature and architecture, heightening our awareness of the beauty that surrounds us. Through passion and sensitivity towards man and nature, Oppenheim creates monumental yet silent work that invokes a site’s inherent power.” Visit the ArchDaily website for […]

THE REAL DEAL – Oppenheim Architecture’s “Spirit of Place” explores new terrain for design

18 July 2018 By: Kathryn Brenzel “Not every architect would choose to express his work through a haiku about dunes. But Oppenheim Architecture’s new book ‘Spirit of Place’ does just that — along with 17-syllable meditations on the desert, sea, peninsulas, canyons, rivers and streams. ‘I really appreciated the simplicity and elegance of reducing things down to their essence,’ Chad Oppenheim, principal of his eponymous firm, told The Real Deal. ‘The haiku is saying more with less.’ This is a […]

THE BIG BUBBLE MIAMI – Miami Architect Chad Oppenheim’s New Book Celebrates His Ideas About Minimalism

18 July 2018 By: Sean McCaughan “Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim has designed work around the world. Oppenheim’s new book portrays his work as minimalist to the extreme. . . . It is a level of minimalist luxury that celebrates the place almost to the reduction of the building itself. Oppenheim’s works are like mirrors. They would disappear into the landscape if it were not for his use of long, straight lines that often makes the building stand out against it.” […]