Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

Japanese Architect Builds An Invisible Train, Will Hit Tracks In 2018

Invisible train_Seibu Group

 

One of Japan’s top architects is building an invisible train, just like her other works that totally blend in with the surroundings. Kazuyo Sejima is known for creating buildings that become one with the surrounding.

The architect’s work has been described as “fluid, transparent and intertwined with nature”, one that has also earned her the prestigious Pritzker Prize.

Sejima has been asked by Japanese trains and hotels holdings company, the Seibu Group, to work on their trains and give them a new look as part of the company’s centenary anniversary celebrations.

 

The trains will feature a reflective surface that will make them “disappear” into the environment. A limited edition trains on  the line from Tokyo to other parts of Japan, will be laounched in 2018.

“I thought it would be good if the train could gently coexist with this variety of scenery. I also would like it to be a limited express where large numbers of people can all relax in comfort, in their own way, like a living room, so that they think to themselves ‘I look forward to riding that train again, ” said Sejima in a news release.

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