Update: Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects


With ever-expanding traveling exhibitions attracting over 35,000 yearly visitors from around the globe, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) has outgrown their cozy 9,000 square foot facility in which they have called home since their established in 1979. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been commissioned to design the new museum, being the first museum he has constructed in the U.S. The project is set for completion in August 2014. Continue reading for more information.

La Muna / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

© Laziz Hamani

Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Location: Aspen, , United States
Project Area: 3,500 sq ft
Photographs: Laziz Hamani

Loom / 1 Friday Design Collaborative

© Derek Skalko

Colorado based 1 Friday Design Collaborative designed Loom, an artist’s studio for clients in Aspen. Loom is a particularly small space in which the architects were able to combine the historic aesthetic of the neighborhood with modern environmental considerations and inspired interiors.

Architect: 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Location: Aspen, Colorado,
Project Year: September 2011
Photographs: Derek Skalko

Work-N-Park Cube / 1 Friday Design Collaborative

© Derek Skalko

Architect: 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Location: , Colorado,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 1100 sqf
Photographs: Derek Skalko

Nove I / Studio B Architects

© Paul Warchol

Nove 1 consists of two 3,500 sqf single-family residences located on a corner lot in Aspen’s West End neighborhood. Sometimes entitled “Sibling Rivalry,” Nove’s two residences divide the property into equal halves and draw a line – the concrete landscaping wall – right down the double courtyard in the middle.

Architect: Studio B Architects
Location: Aspen, ,
Collaborator: Ben Allen
Project Area: 7,000 sqf
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Paul Warchol and Studio B Architects

Wrap House / Studio B Architects

© Raul J. Garcia

Situated in the East End of Aspen, this small property, designed by Studio B Architects, is part of a Lot Split and was required to ‘respond’ to its immediate Historical Swiss-Style neighbor in its massing, proportions and materials.

Project description, images, and drawings following the break.

Architect: Studio B Architects
Location: Aspen, Colorado,
Contractor: Koru
Landscape: Bluegreen
Interiors: Studio B Interiors (Susan Okie)
Project Area: 3,500 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Derek Skalko and Raul Garcia

Christ Episcopal Church / Studio B Architects

© Raul J. Garcia

Nicknamed the ‘Quonset Hut’ for its unique barrel-shaped nave, the original Christ Episcopal Church was constructed in 1962 in Aspen’s Historic West End. After numerous alterations and minor additions, the CEC sought to unify and update the aging and inefficient structure through a significant renovation and addition effort. This historic preservation, remodel and addition had to first receive approval from Aspen Historic Preservation Committee.

Architects: Studio B Architects
Location: Aspen, , USA
Project Area: 9,000 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Raul J. Garcia, Derek Skalko