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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 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 […]

HOSPITALITY DESIGN interviews Oppenheim Architecture founder, Chad Oppenheim

March/April 2019 Back Space Going Green with Chad Oppenheim “At the studio, we have a deep love and fascination with nature. We want to make sure we do everything to protect and celebrate it.” – Chad Oppenheim Read the Hospitality Design article PDF

ARCHINECT uncovers how to get a job at Oppenheim Architecture

14 February 2019 Want to Land that Interview? It All Comes Down to the Portfolio, says Leadership at Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture, By: Mackenzie Goldberg & Justine Testado “Since it’s founding almost twenty years ago, Oppenheim Architecture has grown into an award-winning firm with a diverse array of projects spanning over 25 countries. Headquartered in Miami—with additional offices in New York and Switzerland—the firm has done so through promoting and supporting the professional and personal development of its talented staff that […]

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE interviews Chad Oppenheim

05 November 2018 Spirit of Place: Architect Chad Oppenheim Talks Nature and Minimalism, By: Joann Plockova “From small beginnings in South Beach, Miami, Oppenheim Architecture has become one of the world’s most celebrated architecture firms. From striking private residences to desert resorts carved into the landscape, Chad Oppenheim’s work is guided by something he calls the ‘spirit of place,’ which is also the title of his recently released monograph. With nature often taking the starring role and minimalism playing support, the award-winning […]