With the Vegas strip to the east and Red Rock Canyon to the west, Desert Villa is a residential space that replicates the landscape through color and building aesthetics and maximizes the use of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Studio Name: Oppenheim Architecture
Design Team: Chad Oppenheim, Timothy Archambault, Alex Lozano, Dung Minh Le, Fernando Herrera, Ines Gil, Juan Lopez, Marie-Pierre Pare, Valeria Fossi
Area: 65,000 SF
Year: 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Photography Credits: DBOX, Luxigon, Oppenheim Architecture

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This large family home covers all bases of entertaining, art, work, and living. The project fits well with Oppenheim Architecture’s philosophy to build within the landscape, not just on it, and to utilize all the natural elements to its advantage.

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The floor plan focuses on open air, breezy courtyards with gardens, fountains, and ponds to ensure the house stays cool in the hot climate. In addition, these spaces are designated for outdoor events, as they are fully shaded from the intense sun.

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The spatial layout allows for simultaneous entertaining and work without interruption. The home’s modern feel and timelessness is an instant landmark in the Las Vegas desert.

Oppenheim Architecture

In 1999, Cornell Graduate Chad Oppenheim founded Oppenheim Architecture on the principle of creating “sensory and site-specific architecture.” Oppenheim works closely with every client to make their visions and ideas become reality with the help of technical and project teams in Miami and Basel. The firm also aims to complete these complex projects to its full potential while still protecting and integrating the environment. Oppenheim Architecture wants to optimize how people live, play, and work and create timeless spaces that will be cherished for a lifetime.


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