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09 March 2020 By: Stu Robarts “Oppenheim Architecture are creating an environmentally sustainable eco-resort in the Bahamas that is aimed at providing a secluded retreat for guests while helping them to develop a deeper connection with nature. illa Bimini will cover 40ac (16ha) along a 9,000ft (2,750m) stretch of coastline on Rockwell Island and is described as ‘a holistic community where every element is designed to blur the boundary between architecture and the landscape’.” Read the full article on the […]
February 2020 Organically Shaped Concrete Shell As If It Were Growing Out Of The Ground “In an area that is characterized by desert and barren landscapes, a golf course looks like a place from another world. . . . The contrast to the stony-sandy Arava desert and the surrounding mountain landscape could not be greater. Two organically shaped structures on the golf course designed by Oppenheim Architecture nevertheless refer to the surrounding nature with their design and seem to incorporate […]
February 2020 Oppenheim Architecture is honored to have been selected by artecasalugano and award sponsor Raiffeisen as the recipient of the Swiss Prize for Sustainable Architecture for our work on the Muttenz Water Purification Plant. As defined on the artecasalugano website, the purpose of this award is to “encourage and support positive relationships between architecture, the environment and society[.] . . . Aimed at Swiss architects and design firms, the competition [highlights] the most advanced development projects, evaluating the reduction […]
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 […]
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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