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ELLE DECOR ITALIA – The most beautiful infinity pool in Copacabana is here

26 January 2018 By: Paola Testoni “The Hotel Emiliano arrives in Rio de Janeiro and, like that of São Paulo in Brazil, bears the signature of Studio Arthur Casas with the cooperation of the American architect Chad Oppenheim[, Founder and Principal of Oppenheim Architecture,] for what concerns the preliminary structure of the project. The contemporary architecture of the building, located in front of the Copacabana beach, favors natural light, but above all enhances the view to connect its guests to the wonderful city. To accentuate this link with […]

CLADglobal – Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas create shape-shifting hotel on Rio’s Copacabana beach

23 January 2018 By: Kim Megson “Architects Chad Oppenheim[, Founder and Principal of Oppenheim Architecture,] and Arthur Casas have collaborated to create a dynamic hotel nestled between dilapidated 1950s apartment buildings on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach. The Emiliano Rio has a distinctive façade of sculptural weatherproof panels which can be opened and closed from the bedroom balconies, resulting in a constantly shifting elevation. ‘Through these simple yet powerful spatial manipulations, the hotel optimises its beneficial attributes while subverting its […]

DEZEEN – Glazed pool and perforated shutters offer Copacabana views from Rio de Janeiro hotel

21 January 2018 By: Eleanor Gibson “Oppenheim Architecture and Studio Arthur Casas have designed this hotel in Rio de Janeiro so that guests can overlook the city’s famous Copacabana Beach while bathing in a rooftop swimming pool. Oppenheim Architecture and Studio Arthur Casas’ aim for the Emiliano Hotel was to create a “calm oasis of luxury within the vibrant energy” of the surrounding Copacabana neighbourhood and the lively promenade it fronts, which is home to copious restaurants, bars and nightclubs. To make the most of beach […]

DESIGNBOOM features the newest Emiliano Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

12 January 2018 Studio Arthur Casas and Oppenheim Architecture open Emiliano Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, By: Juliana Neira “Having enjoyed success in São Paulo, the Emiliano Hotel brand has opened a new location on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach. Designed by Studio Arthur Casas with an initial project conception co-authored by American architect Chad Oppenheim, [Principal and Founder of Oppenheim Architecture,] the hotel places an emphasis on natural light and takes advantage of its setting to offer sweeping coastal […]

Chad Oppenheim to lecture on “Spirit of Place” at Florida International University

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INTERIOR DESIGN magazine names Emiliano Hotel “2017 Best of Year Winner”

08 January 2018 Emiliano Rio by Studio Arthur Casas and Oppenheim Architecture & Design: 2017 Best of Year Winner for Foreign Boutique Hotel, By: Paul Clemence “How can you compete with one of most exuberant beach views on the planet? That was the conundrum facing Interior Design Hall of Fame member Arthur Casas and architect Chad Oppenheim[, Founder and Principal of Oppenheim Architecture,] when they were working on a hotel at the famed Copacabana beach. Their answer came in the form of a scheme […]

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 […]

First Look at “Spirit of Place” by Oppenheim Architecture

Oppenheim Architecture is thrilled to release the official book trailer for our upcoming title, Spirit of Place. Tra Publishing crafted a beautiful book that captures the spirit of our work. The unique format and more than 500 strikingly beautiful images transport the reader into the world that our studio crafts, celebrating our belief that “form follows feeling.”  Pre-release copies are available at Trapublishing.com.  All proceeds from the book will be donated to Oceana.org, an organization striving to protect the world’s oceans.

Oppenheim Architecture’s Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse project wins Best Leisure Architecture Arabia at International Property Awards

04 December 2017 Oppenheim Architecture is pleased to announce that our Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse project was named a regional category winner for Best Leisure Architecture Arabia at the 2017 International Property Awards. The winners were announced at an award ceremony held on December 4, 2017 at the Savoy Hotel in London, England. Rasem Kamal (pictured in slideshow above), Designer from Oppenheim’s Basel studio, was honored to accept the award on behalf of the firm. One of the industry’s […]