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WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY – Oppenheim Architecture Completes Ayla Golf Academy With Wavy Roofs In Deserted Landscape Of Jordan

30 July 2018 “Oppenheim Architecture has completed a new golf academy and clubhouse in a deserted landscape of Aqaba in Jordan, the building’s elegant wavy roofs invade the natural aura with its picturesque view and smoothly flowing curves as part of the natural landscape. . . . For these wavy and perfectly-shaped structure, the studio takes cues from the natural dunescapes and mountains of the surrounding desert and the vernacular ancient Bedouin traditions. Wavy structure is built a set of a massive […]

VENICE MAGAZINE profiles Oppenheim Architecture founder, Chad Oppenheim

Summer 2018 Young And Restless, By: Robin Hodes, Portrait by: Felipe Cuevas “Chad Oppenheim is scrolling nonchalantly through projects on his laptop, each image more mind-blowing than the next. The Miami Beach-based international architect, who’s about 25 years into a career legendary enough to rival those of the masters who precede him, could easily rest on his laurels… but doesn’t. His work is groundbreaking, transformative and, some have said, astounding. Large-scale urban architecture, luxury homes, hotels, resorts and master-planned communities—such as […]

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.” […]

MODERN LUXURY explores “Mountain Moments” at La Muna

02 July 2018 Mountain Moments, By: Linda Hayes “Architect Chad Oppenheim gets a kick out of the fact that visitors to his Red Mountain home sometimes have to search for the unassuming front door, not to mention for the home itself, which is invisible from the road and accessed by descending a set of simple wood stairs. ‘For me, it’s about the experience,’ he says.  ‘A house should disappear into the setting. It’s not really about how it looks, but […]

SURFACE MAGAZINE – This Awesome, Undulating Golf Clubhouse Makes Waves in the Architecture World

07 May 2018 By: Janine Stankus “Oppenheim Architecture created a sprawling clubhouse for a Greg Norman–designed golf course in Jordan that elicits the spirit of an ancient Arabian port city. Situated in the desert foothills, a lush mountain range that circles the sapphire gulf of the Red Sea, the Ayla Golf Academy and Clubhouse rises as an to homage the ancient city of Aqaba, Jordan, which has been inhabited since 4,000 B.C.“ Read the full article in Surface Magazine Photo […]

DEZEEN features GLF Headquarters

03 May 2018 Oppenheim Architecture completes concrete GLF Headquarters along Miami riverwalk, By: Bridget Cogley “Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and Design has built offices in the city for an Italian construction company, with rectangular concrete volumes offset from one other and covered balconies extending from the units. Spanning 20,000 square feet (6,100 square metres), the new GLF Headquarters was designed by the local firm for a site along the Miami River. Comprising four storeys, the office building is lifted off the […]

THE HARDT features Kirchplatz Office & Residence

03 May 2018 Located in Muttenz, Switzerland, Kirchplatz Office + Residence (2012) by Oppenheim Architecture + Design | The Hardt, By: Asher Hardt “Located in Muttenz, Switzerland, Kirchplatz Office + Residence (2012) by my dear friend Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture + Design. The design of this adaptive re-use project was born initially out of a design competition initiated by the City of Muttenz/Basel. The design was based on the renovation of a historic farmhouse situated within the historic central core […]

DESIGNBOOM features GLF Headquarters

21 April 2018 This industrial headquarters by Oppenheim Architecture sits on the banks of the Miami River, By: Rob Reuland “Oppenheim Architecture designed this office complex comprised of overlapping concrete boxes along the banks of the Miami River. . . . The design team at Oppenheim Architecture claims they were inspired by the simple geometry of shipping containers, which are not an uncommon sight along the river. While there have been many buildings made out of shipping containers, there are few […]

Emiliano Hotel lands the cover of ARCHITECTURAL RECORD’s April issue

The Emiliano Hotel in Rio, designed by Oppenheim Architecture and Studio Arthur Casas, is the cover feature of the April 2018 issue of Architectural Record. “When Brazilian hotelier Gustavo Filgueiras, CEO of São Paulo’s luxurious Emiliano hotel, and his family-owned company secured the opportunity to build on one of the last vacant lots along Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana, they knew the property came with a responsibility to uphold the illustrious design pedigree of the beachfront (or orla in colloquial […]