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Oppenheim Architecture Receives Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award

Oppenheim Architecture is honored to have been named the recipient of the prestigious 2018 National Design Award for Interior Design by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. These awards celebrate the wide-ranging impact of design in the public sector and will be celebrated at a gala dinner and ceremony on Thursday 18 October in New York. Its criteria are based on excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. “We are grateful to be the recipient of this year’s award […]

REMODELISTA – A Wabi-Sabi Ski Chalet in Aspen, Colorado

29 December 2017 By: Julie Carlson “Chad Oppenheim of Miami firm Oppenheim Architecture took a 1971 Aspen ski chalet with period interiors (read: nightmare) and did the seemingly impossible: turned it into an of-the-moment eco-chic retreat with a distinctly Axel Vervoodt vibe. Located in the enclave of Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, the ski chalet is ‘an homage to the Japanese sensibility of wabi-sabi,’ according to Oppenheim. ‘The house is clad in reclaimed regional wood, stone, and steel, with the […]

THE INDEPENDENT – Inspiring Home of the Week: Bahamas getaway built on a sand dune

28 December 2017 By: Megan Townsend “Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture has self-built a house which rests on a sand dune on Harbour Island, Bahamas. The home, created as a retreat for Oppenheim and his wife, is designed to interfere with nature as little as possible, seamlessly blending in to both the dune and the island’s tropical forests. Its location atop the dune provides impressive views of the north Atlantic. House on a Dune is two storeys and consists of a completely open central space that allows connectivity through the […]

DEZEEN – Oppenheim Architecture founder’s Bahamas holiday home perches on a sandy dune

02 December 2017 By: Eleanor Gibson “Architect Chad Oppenheim has built himself a getaway on a secluded three-mile-long island in the Bahamas, featuring a living room that extends onto a deck overlooking the water. The architect led his Miami-based firm Oppenheim Architecture on the design of the retreat for himself and his wife Ilona. It is located on the tiny Harbour Island, just off the northern tip of the Bahamas’ larger Eleuthera Island. The two-storey residence perches atop a sand […]

ROBB REPORT UK features Bal Harbour House in “Rise of the Super House”

By: Alex Bagner, Photos: Karen Fuchs Issue 6 “ . . . This is superhouse living, as envisaged by Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim, [Founder and Principal of Oppenheim Architecture,] who creates what have been described as ‘unapologetically extraordinary’ properties, including the LA home of Transformers director Michael Bay and projects for Pharrell Williams. Known for blending modernism with monumentalism and a sensitivity to the way design sits within the natural world, Oppenheim speaks of ‘design solutions to enhance life’. In […]

SINGAPORE TATLER HOMES goes back to nature with feature article on Oppenheim Architecture’s minimalistic beach bungalow, House on a Dune

Blank Canvas, By: Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle April/May 2017 “Nicknamed “House on a Dune”, Miami-based architect[, and Founder and Principal of Oppenheim Architecture,] Chad Oppenheim’s postcard-perfect beach bungalow on pink-sand paradise Harbour Island in the Bahamas features breathtaking views of the Atlantic edge of the Great Bahamas bank. Intended to reconnect its occupants with nature, the two-storey, five-bedroom and five-bathroom waterfront private residence was built in such a way so as to erase the boundaries between inside and outside. . . . […]

MODERN LUXURY INTERIORS SOUTH FLORIDA Profiles “Nondesign” of Oppenheim Architecture’s Forte dei Marmi Restaurant

Transporting Tuscany, By Shayne Benowitz Spring 2017 “Chad Oppenheim[, Founder and Principal of Oppenheim Architecture,] has designed everything from homes in Miami and Los Angeles to resorts in Costa Rica. But the 120-seat Forte dei Marmi, housed inside a 1938 Mediterranean villa in the South of Fifth neighborhood, represents Oppenheim’s first restaurant commission. . . . As with every project, Oppenheim adhered to his guiding principle that form follows feeling. ‘It’s not really about what it looks like, but how […]

COLORADO HOMES & LIFESTYLES features Oppenheim Architecture’s “Rustic and Unassuming” Aspen Ski Chalet, La Muna

A Cookbook Author’s Aspen Home, By Rebecca Gart 28 March 2017 “. . . Much like her cooking philosophy, the [Oppenheim] family’s home, a 1971 wooden barn-house renovated in 2012 by Ilona [Oppenheim]’s husband, Miami architect Chad Oppenheim, [Principal and Founder of Oppenheim Architecture], is rustic and unassuming. The 3,300-square-foot, five-story structure consists of reclaimed barnwood, local stone, and large-scale windows opening up to Red Mountain, where the house sits on a ridge alongside a bubbling mountain stream. The house views […]

Oppenheim Architecture-designed “Elegant Tuscan Villa,” Forte Dei Marmi Restaurant, featured on Miami.com

Dining in a Secluded Villa in South Beach, by Sara Liss Photo above by Karen Fuchs 09 February 2017 ” . . . The restaurant’s name in Italian translates to ‘Fort of the Marbles’ and also references a town in Italy, thus the former Cavalli space — a Mediterranean revival building — has been transformed by architect Chad Oppenheim[, Founder and Principal of Oppenheim Architecture,] into an elegant Tuscan villa. The second floor houses the ‘FDM Arts Club,’ a private space offering members exclusive […]

CURBED MIAMI – Peek inside the Chad Oppenheim-designed Forte Dei Marmi in Miami Beach

By Josh Baumgard Photos by Karen Fuchs 14 December 2016 “Forte Dei Marmi, a new upscale Italian restaurant located at 150 Ocean Drive, has opened its doors to a 1938 Mediterranean-revival building with a two Michelin star chef in tow in Antonio Mellino. The dual-level villa was renovated by Miami architect Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture . . . and inspired by the Tuscan seaside, with interiors by Milan-based Henry Timi and gardens by Swiss designer Enzo Enea. Unique to this new spot […]