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Cabin Mirrors and Wood with Invisible Parts

Cabins September 20, 2016

Cabin Mirrors and Wood with Invisible Parts

A tiny home using mirrors. If you heard about that, you might think they were using mirrors in the traditional way to create the impression of mach larger volumes of space in interiors, but in this case they used mirrors as a unique, eye-catching design element for the exterior of this tiny house.

The artist Phillip K Smith III is responsible for this amazing project, called Lucid Stead, which plays with some special properties of light. The small house, which is in the desert of Joshua Tree , California, has mirrors and LED lighting controlled by computers that create a unique visual experience.

All the work was done in an old tiny house hut which is already 70 years old. The result is so impressive that some people even think that they are hallucinating — after all, is not every day that a cabin like this appears in front of a person.

Each mirror plate reflects the desert around the house, creating an interesting illusion. The viewer is free to create their own experience, since the perception changes according to the angle, and gradually the magic will be revealed.

The major challenges of the project were energy sources, since the artist wanted a clean look with no apparent cables and wires. The solution was to use six solar panels that provide power for the home.

The artist says he already has new ideas that expand the concepts used in this interesting cabin. Let’s wait and see!

For more info on Lucid Stead, find them in our directory. Photography by:Phillip K Smith III

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