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21 Dec 2011 00:12Comments

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[ design ] "Cheap, uncrowded and with a wealth of epic terrain," the Shemshak Ski Resort may not have changed by some accounts since it opened in 1958.

The Barin Ski Resort, however, may change all that. Built in 2011 by Ryra Design, this modern nine-story jewel not far from the steep slopes of Shemshak has the power to transform.

According to its profile, Ryra was founded about a decade earlier to create "unique spaces" with an "artistic view" as a key element in the process. "Modifying the relation between architecture and nature without blindly repeating vernacular models or copying imported historical styles," was another. Snow-covered landscapes, the fluid lines of the Aloborz mountains, and even igloos, were noted as inspirations.

But if you can't get to Iran this year, there may be another option: Chalet Shemshak... in Courchevel, if you can afford it.

Photographs by Persia Photography Centre

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