exclusive model images of shigeru ban's aspen art museum
 
exclusive model images of shigeru ban's aspen art museum exclusive model images of shigeru ban's aspen art museum
mar 27, 2014

exclusive model images of shigeru ban's aspen art museum

exclusive model images of shigeru ban’s aspen art museum
photo by tony prikryl
all image courtesy of the aspen art museum

 

 

 

35 years after the institution was inaugurated, the aspen art museum in colorado, USA opens its doors to the public on august 9th, 2014. the design, by pritzker laureate shigeru ban, is defined by a woven timber screen spanning two of the building’s four façades. a glazed curtain wall contrasts the latticed elevations, exposing structural elements and revealing internal gallery space to passersby. currently under construction, the grid-like skin allows natural light to enter, creating a intricate play between light and shadow throughout the cultural center’s volumes.

 

designboom has received exclusive model images of the project, documenting in more detail the design’s form and its differing façades. photographed by tony prikryl, the replica indicates spatial relationships as well as potential landscaping. the growth of the cultural institution in recent years has seen a 200% increase in budget and the annual number of visitors. consequently, the brief called for the expansion and relocation of the existing museum at the cor­ner of spring street and hyman avenue in aspen.

 

for designboom’s previous coverage of the project, see here.

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
the design is defined by its woven timber screen spanning two of the building’s four façades
photo by tony prikryl

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
a glazed curtain wall contrasts the latticed elevations, exposing structural elements
photo by tony prikryl

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
the permeable elevations reveal internal gallery spaces to passersby
photo by tony prikryl

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
the grid-like skin allows natural light to enter the museum
photo by tony prikryl

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
the scheme creates an intricate play of light and shadow throughout the cultural center
photo by tony prikryl

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
the replica indicates spatial relationships as well as potential landscaping
photo by tony prikryl

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
the museum in colorado opens its doors to the public on august 9th, 2014
photo by tony prikryl

shigeru ban aspen art museum models designboom
see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here
image courtesy of aspen art museum and shigeru ban architects

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