Spirit of Place Collector's Set


by Oppenheim Architecture


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The Spirit of Place Collector's Set includes the Collector's Edition of Oppenheim Architecture's Spirit of Place, signed by Chad Oppenheim, along with a bookstand designed specifically for the book. This sturdy wooden bookstand allows for display of the open book in order to showcase the strong images. The bookstand's innovative rocking design works with gravity to keep the open book perfectly horizontal. The white-stained finish highlights the grain of the maple veneer and complements the design of Spirit of Place, with its white cover and emphasis on white space as a framing device for the imagery. The bookstand, crafted by a local Miami artisan, is in keeping with Oppenheim Architecture’s minimalist design aesthetic, in which the natural surroundings drive the built products.


Named one of Aspire Design and Home’s “must-reads.”

“Oppenheim’s properties engage and harness their surrounding land and seascapes and showcase the designer’s dedication to sustainable practices and materials.”—Worth  

“Instead of trying to compete with the beauty of the natural landscape…Oppenheim created a house that recedes into it.”—New York Times

“The book includes 120 stunning photographs cataloging seven of the firm’s projects.”—designboom

“Representative of Oppenheim’s signature style of creating socially- and environmentally-friendly architecture and interiors.”—Forbes

“A must-have photo book for architecture lovers…the images display the firm’s sensitivity toward natural landscapes as well as an ability to highlight and celebrate a site’s inherent strength, character, and beauty.”—Gessato

“Spirit of Place is architectural monograph as art and inspiration.”—A Daily Dose of Architecture

This lusciously produced book…is a documentation of [Oppenheim’s] ideas about the minimalism of architecture, how he lets buildings recede to the background while the setting…takes center stage.”—The Big Bubble Miami

“The images literally speak for themselves…The idea is for readers to immerse themselves in the various terrains.”—The Real Deal

“An incredible book.”—Home Stratosphere

The bookstand is sold together with the Collector’s Edition of Oppenheim Architecture’s Spirit of Place, and the book is signed by Chad Oppenheim.

Chad Oppenheim is a Miami-based architect whose work has been praised for its ability to transform the prosaic into the poetic. A graduate of Cornell University and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Oppenheim has lectured widely and has taught at several architecture schools, including Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 1999, he founded Oppenheim Architecture (Miami, Basel, New York), which has garnered global recognition for large-scale urban architecture, hotels and resorts, private residences, interiors, and furnishings.


Plywood Stand with White-Stained Domestic Maple Veneer

Includes Spirit of Place Collector's Edition

Publication Date: March 1, 2018

Hard-shell Slipcase, Book Sleeve

Lay Flat Binding

236 Pages, 120 Photographs

9 x 13 in.


Proceeds benefit Oceana.org