Today i would like to present you the new installation of Philip K Smith III, opened in october 2013, in Joshua Tree, in California.
The artist used mirrored panels to give to the 70-years-old cabin an impression of see-through the beautiful surroundings. The mirrored panels partially cover the building’s exterior walls, as well as the windows and doorway. At night, LEDs cause the building to glow in colors.
It’s a simple enough concept, but the effect is striking and makes the building seem to almost disappear, or glow, depending on its state, which i think is really interesting.
This house is called Lucid Stead and is located on a land owned by the artist himself.
Phillip K Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He continues to push the boundaries and confront the ideas of modernist design. Drawing inspiration from the cold rigidity of the Bauhaus movement, the reductive geometries of minimalism, and the optic sensation of California’s Light and Space movement, Smith III attempts to resolve the complex challenge of finding a natural state of life and spirit within these ideological aesthetic constrictions, the results are deceptively simple and compelling objects that seem to breath and move as you observe and interact with them. (extract from his bio)
More information on his website PKS3.com