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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 Architect’s Newspaper – Lair puts a spotlight on the homes of famous movie villains

13 January 2020 By: Shane Reiner-Roth “Bad people don’t always have good taste, but when they do, their homes are the stuff of architecture history. . . . While most of us may not be able to tour the homes of these baddies or live in anything remotely like them ourselves, the homes of movie villains are at our disposal however many times we wish to visit them. Chad Oppenheim of Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and writer Andrea Gollin have come […]

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST MIDDLE EAST names Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse one of the “Top 10 Buildings Completed in 2019”

30 December 2019 Top 10 buildings completed in 2019, By: Rima Alsammarae “In 2019, a number of memorable projects across the Near East and Africa were completed, from Kengo Kuma’s timber museum in Turkey to Oppenheim’s clubhouse in Jordan. While many sought to respond to local urban challenges, such as Waleed Arafa’s Basuna Mosque in Egypt, others hoped to cement a vision of progress, like Gio Forma Studio Associato’s Maraya cultural event centre in Saudi Arabia.” See the full list […]

ARCHINECT selects Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse among favorite façades of the week

27 December 2019 10 fancy facades we liked this week, By: Alexander Walter See the full list on the Archinect website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

ARCHDAILY features Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse among “The Best Architecture Drawings of 2019”

24 December 2019 The Best Architecture Drawings of 2019, By: Fernanda Castro “The 2019 edition [of the list] sees a carefully-curated collection of architectural drawings with a wide variety of techniques and representations, all orientated towards a common goal of sharing architectural ideas, visions, and designs.” See the full list on the ArchDaily website. Image Credit: Oppenheim Architecture

DOMUS names Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse one of the “Top 10 Architecture Projects of 2019”

23 December 2019 Top 10 architecture projects of 2019, By: La redazione di Domus See the full list on the Domus 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

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