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New Aspen Art Museum a masterpiece all its own

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If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Aspen, Colo., it’s almost certain you were taken back by its surrounding natural beauty. As one of the most picturesque cities in the country, it’s no easy task to create a modern commercial structure that stands out.

Charged with designing the new Aspen Art Museum, architect Shigeru Ban has defied the odds and created a masterwork that blends natural accents with angles and shapes that are simply marvelous. The museum, itself, may be the grandest piece in the collection. Take a look…

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[Photos from Inhabitat]