Phillip K Smith III’s ‘Lucid Stead’ cabin is an interesting piece of refurbished architecture in the California Joshua Tree desert. Built around 70 years ago, this little wood stead has had a facelift that’s got a modern twist to it.
Mirrored ‘planks’ similar to the dark wood that clads the exterior make the cabin look as if it is disappearing in the landscape of the barren land. The roof appears to float above the beams and the windows and doors are simple mirrored sheets that continue with the see-through appeal.
Natural light, colored light, reflective properties and shadows all play a part in the ever changing appearance of the ‘Lucid Stead,’ and this little spot makes for a perfect setting and exhibit of Smith’s work.
Photos: Steve King via Bustler