Oppenheim Architecture

Basel, Switzerland

We believe that buildings and their environment should be deeply symbiotic, where projects “belong” to their site and form follows feeling. Guided by three philosophical pillars—spirit of place, silent monumentality, and the essential—we have spent decades creating landmark architecture that is highly sensitive and responsive to its context and climate. We design and build with the land, not on the land. We frame nature through shapes and textures that enhance and celebrate their surroundings. We strive to find harmony with nature in order to connect people with place. Oppenheim Architecture explores the potential of a site as archeologists searching for the code that will unlock the vision of a project. The soil, the colors, the landscape, the winds, and the movement of the sun are all elements that are discovered, studied, and considered while shaping the design and, more importantly, the experience of a building. We work with native materials that are available in the surroundings and treat them in an honest and truthful manner, creating spaces that compel you to see, feel, and experience.

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