The radical, ideas based design studio STPMJ have a distinguished past of generating inspired projects which defy characterization. Here you can see their latest venture: an invisible barn created for the Architectural League’s Folly Competition, including concept designs. Built at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY, this looks like a magical place to spend an afternoon.
Invisible Barn is a site-specific design proposal that re-contextualizes the landscape of the Socrates Sculpture Park by projecting the landscape on the structural proposition. A barn shaped-wooden structure is sheeted with reflective film on its surfaces. This mirror-finished folly is placed in the middle of the grove and reflects its surrounding environment: different species of trees and plants, sky, ground and the seasonal changes of the site. The reflection of the folly within its enclosed grove allows the structure to smoothly assimilate into the nature. The incisions that penetrate through the folly allow visitors to maneuver in, out, and around the structure. Invisible Barn is a folly that loses its man-made architectural presence in nature but adds novel experience and interaction to the users.
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