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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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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
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 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 […]