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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

DETAIL – Shotcrete Mountains: Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba

14 November 2019 By: Jakob Schoof “In the Jordanian coastal city of Aqaba, located on the Red Sea, a huge, 44-km² holiday resort is currently being developed around an 18-hole golf course. For the clubhouse, the Oppenheim Architecture studio decided in favour of a geomorphic design of sprayed-concrete hills which echo the appearance of the nearby mountain ranges of the Jordanian desert.” Read the full article on the Detail website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

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 […]

Oppenheim Architecture to teach this Fall at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning

Oppenheim Architecture staff from the firm’s Miami and Basel offices, including Chad Oppenheim, Beat Huesler and Tom McKeogh, will lead a studio entitled “(Co)Exist” this Fall at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning. Oppenheim and Huesler return to the school’s Ithaca, New York campus as esteemed alumni to teach this course that addresses man’s increasingly adversarial and unsustainable relationship with the natural world. The studio looks to disrupt established and contemporary structures, hierarchies, and systems. As the number […]

FORBES – Architect Chad Oppenheim designs a waterfront beach house set into a dune in the Bahamas

01 August 2019 By: Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle “Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim’s postcard-perfect, 5,000-sqft beach bungalow on pink-sand paradise Harbour Island in the Bahamas blends seamlessly into its surroundings and features breathtaking views of the Atlantic edge of the Great Bahamas bank. Intended to reconnect its occupants with nature, the two-story, five-bedroom and five-bathroom waterfront private residence was built in such a way so as to erase the boundaries between inside and outside to bring about a greater awareness of the elements.” […]

Muttenz Water Purification Plant featured on the cover of SPACE MAGAZINE

July 2019 Water space that harmonizes with nature, By: Choi Eunhwa “It was very difficult to derive a form from the context. We looked at what elements could drive the shape. When we approached the brief, it was just a simple box with a height defined by the tallest element inside, the silo. We questioned that box. Part of that box was also to be a visitors’ centre – a typically dull, climate-controlled space in the building that could hold […]

LUX EXPOSÉ – illa Bimini Resort & Residences is a new private oasis North of Bahamas

15 July 2019 “Scheduled to break ground August 2019, illa Bimini Resort & Residences will be one of the first world-class designed developments in Bimini. Designed by Island Developers, a leading Caribbean real estate development firm, globally recognized Oppenheim Architecture + Design and landscape architect Raymond Jungles, the beachfront eco-chic resort will feature 54 three- and four-bedrooms residential villas and a 49-key boutique hotel.” Read the full article on the Lux Exposé website. Image Credit: Oppenheim Architecture

CARIBBEAN JOURNAL – The Bahamas is getting a new hotel in Bimini

12 July 2019 By: Alexander Britell “A sleek new hotel is set to inject new energy into the Bimini archipelago of The Bahamas. It’s called illa Bimini, and the new project by Island Developers is slated to break ground in August. The beachfront ‘eco-chic’ residential hotel, which will be designed by renowned architect Chad Oppenheim’s Oppenheim Architecture + Design, will have a mix of 54 three and four-bedroom residential villas and a 49-key boutique hotel.“ Read the full article on […]

FORBES unveils illa Bimini Resort & Residences

11 July 2019 New Overwater Villa Resort And Residences To Debut In Bimini, By: Jim Dobson “Located just 48 miles off the coast of Miami, Bimini is the closest Bahamas island to the United States, with its two main islands, North Bimini Island and South Bimini Island surrounded by numerous cays. It is famous for its perfect white beaches, shipwrecks from prohibition days, and as the summer home of Ernest Hemingway. Now a new eco-designed resort is headed to Bimini […]