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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 […]
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 […]
01 August 2019 By: Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle “Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim’s postcard-perfect, 5,000-sqft beach bungalow on pink-sand paradise Harbour Island in the Bahamas blends seamlessly into its surroundings and features breathtaking views of the Atlantic edge of the Great Bahamas bank. Intended to reconnect its occupants with nature, the two-story, five-bedroom and five-bathroom waterfront private residence was built in such a way so as to erase the boundaries between inside and outside to bring about a greater awareness of the elements.” […]
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30 April 2019 By: Elizabeth Stamp “Golf establishments typically have a sense of formality and tradition (and plenty of plaid). But when designing the new Ayla Golfclub in Jordan, Miami-based firm Oppenheim Architecture wanted to throw out tradition and pay homage to the spectacular setting. The club is part of the Ayla Oasis, a resort in the coastal city of Aqaba, and accompanies an 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman. ‘We were asked for an iconic building, and we are […]
March/April 2019 Back Space Going Green with Chad Oppenheim “At the studio, we have a deep love and fascination with nature. We want to make sure we do everything to protect and celebrate it.” – Chad Oppenheim Read the Hospitality Design article PDF
09 April 2019 Oppenheim Architecture completes Muttenz Water Purification Plant “The City of Muttenz, Switzerland, commissioned Oppenheim Architecture Europe to design the city’s new municipal water purification plant. The plant is a model of sustainability and extremely sensitive to its contrasting setting near the Rhine riverfront. Nestled between the protected forest and the nearby industrial parks, the project also holds an exhibition and educational area that explains the complex purification process. The function of the drinking water treatment plant is […]
09 April 2019 Cliff Water Treatment Plant in Switzerland, By: Ekaterina Karpukhina “Previously, industrial facilities tried to build away from the city center: massive buildings were hidden in industrial areas, behind high fences. But times are changing . . . Oppenheim Architecture . . . made an architectural piece of art out of a municipal drinking water treatment plant. The plant was located between a protected forest and parks, so the architects decided to build a building resembling a rock […]
29 March 2019 By: Andrew Ayers “‘This project started with a disaster,’ says Beat Huesler, head of Oppenheim Architecture’s Swiss office, about the boulder-like 20,000-square-foot water-treatment plant his firm recently completed in Muttenz, a municipality bordering Basel on the River Rhine. He’s referring to the 1986 Sandoz agrochemical fire, which caused tons of pollutants to enter the river—the principal source of drinking water for half a million people. The political fallout eventually resulted in Muttenz’s separating its water system from […]