Collection by Erika Heet

Preview: Shigeru Ban's First Permanent U.S. Museum


Shigeru Ban calls the Aspen Art Museum, which is expected to be completed this summer, "my great step forward in my career as an architect." Dwell caught up with the architect for the recent reveal in Los Angeles.

"There was no space to waste on this small site," says Ban.
The museum was designed around, says Ban, "enjoying the view of the...
The grand staircase leading up to the exhibition space of the museum, which will be free to the public.
The woven facade tempers the intense Aspen sun.
The rooftop is most connected to the mountain. "It's important to take advantage of the existing context," says Ban.