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One of Japans top architects is working on an invisible train (PHOTO)

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima has long been known for making buildings that blend into the environment. Her style has been described as fluid, transparent and intertwined with natureand its earned her (along with colleague Ryue Nishizawa) a Pritzker Prize.
One of Japans top architects is working on an invisible train (PHOTO)

An example of her style can be found in northern France at Le Louvre Lens Museum:
One of Japans top architects is working on an invisible train (PHOTO)
One of Japans top architects is working on an invisible train (PHOTO)
One of Japans top architects is working on an invisible train (PHOTO)

Looking at the above, it isnt hard to imagine Sejima also designing a train that blends into the landscape. That would seem like a fanciful notion, except that Seibu Group, known in Japan for its trains and hotels, commissioned her, and her firm SANAA, to do just that. Limited-edition trains with her touch will roll out in 2018, as part of the companys 100-year anniversary celebrations. (Shell modify existing trains, rather than work on new ones.)

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Like many of her buildings, the trains will feature a reflective surface, allowing them to disappear into rural and urban vistas as they connect Tokyo to other parts of Japan, including the mountains of Chichibu. I thought it would be good, said Sejima, if the train could gently coexist with this variety of scenery.

Source: Quartz
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