A nearly invisible train has been designed by Japan’s leading architects and is due to be in rotation in Tokyo in 2018.
Invisible train? Sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. But apparently, it is actually achievable (kind of).
The commuter train uses semi-reflective and semitransparent material to ‘blend’ into the scenery. The train route will travel through many different types of scenery: city, countryside and mountains.
Designed by award winner Kazuyo Sejima, he envisaged the train to travel through locations virtually undetected. Sejima was commissioned to design the train in honor of the Deibu Group’s 100th anniversary.
Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa founded the company SANNA architecture firm in 1995 and it is known for it use of light and space. This project will be on to put them on the map for sure.
Keep up to date with the train’s development if a flight to Tokyo is on your wish list – 2018 could be your year to visit.