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ARCHITECTURAL RECORD features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

29 March 2019 By: Andrew Ayers “‘This project started with a disaster,’ says Beat Huesler, head of Oppenheim Architecture’s Swiss office, about the boulder-like 20,000-square-foot water-treatment plant his firm recently completed in Muttenz, a municipality bordering Basel on the River Rhine. He’s referring to the 1986 Sandoz agrochemical fire, which caused tons of pollutants to enter the river—the principal source of drinking water for half a million people. The political fallout eventually resulted in Muttenz’s separating its water system from […]

SURFACE MAGAZINE – Oppenheim Architecture’s Miami Structure is Postcard-Perfect New Age Brutalism

14 March 2019 By: Lainey Sidell “Brutalism can be beautiful. Though the aesthetic is a divisive one, Oppenheim Architecture has recontextualized the movement beyond its wartime origins with the introduction of its newest structure: GLF Construction Corporation’s new Miami headquarters.” Read the full article on the Surface Magazine website. Photo Credit: Karen Fuchs

WALLPAPER* – Oppenheim Architecture designs a Swiss water purification plant with a twist

08 March 2019 By: Ellie Stathaki “The Swiss municipality of Muttenz now has a water purification plant with a twist. Far from the traditional industrial facility that remains off-limits to the members of the public, this innovative treatment centre is a truly interactive experience, and open to all by appointment – and who could resist taking an informative tour of how a modern facility of its kind works? Combining technology, education and preservation, the building, designed by Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture, […]

La Muna named among THE SPACES top properties of the week

23 February 2019 Our top properties of the week, By: Kylie McDowell “Chad Oppenheim overhauled this mountain chalet in Aspen’s Red Mountain community following Japanese principals of wabi-sabi. Its charred exterior gives way to modern interiors with a zen, earthy colour palette and massive fireplaces.” Read more on The Spaces website. Photo Credit: Laziz Hamani

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 […]

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 […]

DEZEEN features Muttenz Water Treatment Plant

27 January 2019 Oppenheim Architecture designs Swiss water-treatment plant to resemble a natural rock, By: Jon Astbury “Oppenheim Architecture has coated a water-treatment plant in Muttenz, Switzerland, in a mixture of stone and clay, to create a building reminiscent of a natural rock form eroded by flowing water. The architecture studio designed the building to elevate what would usually be a private building into a landmark for the nearby town that would draw visitors into educational gallery spaces. US- and […]

DESIGNBOOM features Muttenz Water Treatment Plant

17 January 2019 Oppenheim Architecture wraps Muttenz’s water treatment plant in an ever-changing facade, By: Sofia Lekka Angelopoulou “Designed as a new landmark for the Swiss town of Muttenz and the Basel area, Oppenheim Architecture‘s new municipal water purification plant ties organically into the natural setting. The building integrates technology, education and preservation as its main components, while its expressive architecture and choice of materials make for a timeless icon in the area.“ Read the full article on Designboom. Photo […]

Emiliano Hotel makes DEZEEN list of top 10 hotels of 2018

05 December 2018 Dezeen’s top 10 hotels of 2018, By: Dan Howarth “A pastel paradise in Ibiza, a converted convent in Tel Aviv and a mid-century motel in Malibu are among US editor Dan Howarth’s pick of the best hotels from the past year, as we continue our review of 2018. Emiliano Hotel, Brazil, by Oppenheim Architecture and Studio Arthur Casas Guests can look out over Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana Beach while bathing in the rooftop swimming pool of […]

  • Chad Oppenheim (right) being presented with the 2018 National Design Award by GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman (left) | Photo: Scott Rudd Associates
  • Chad Oppenheim at the 2018 National Design Awards Gala at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City | Photo: Madison Voelkel/BFA.com
  • Chad Oppenheim (far right) at the 2018 National Design Awards Winners' Salon at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City on October 17, 2018 | Photo: Scott Rudd Photography

Oppenheim Architecture receives 2018 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

18 October 2018 “Great designers can tear holes into the normalcy that surrounds us and present us with unique and engaging experiences that inspire us, that excite us, and that, ultimately, wow us, and, in my own personal time with Chad Oppenheim and his team at Oppenheim Architecture + Design, they have shown me that they are masters at tearing up normalcy and harnessing the power of wow to make our world a far more interesting place to live in.” […]