Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors in California Desert

“Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua Tree, California. The artist modified an existing 70-year-old homesteader shack by introducing mirrors to create the illusion of transparency, as the structure now takes on the lighting characteristics of anything around it…”

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7 Responses to Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors in California Desert

  1. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how many birds that's going to kill?

  2. Anonymous says:

    well, as an intellectual build, or something, it is interesting, and attractive

    me, i wouldn't want one, it would sort of pull my chain every time i walked home.

    also, first thing i thought of, is as anonymous up above

    wonder how many birds it will kill?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Birds must be really thankfull…

  4. John Zapf says:

    what a bunch of haters.

    Beautiful cabin, thanks for posting it

  5. sirisoleil says:

    It looks cool, but I agree with anonymous. how many birds will it kill?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Think about it people, there would be far less bird injuries than a conventional glass window; with a mirror the bird would see another bird coming towards it and take evasive action.

    Beautiful concept and execution.

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