Nestled in the Tahoe National Forest, the Invisible Barn is a structure with a slender build that easily blends with the environment to provide a camouflaged presence.
The architects behind the Invisible Barn have constructed the log cabin in the middle of the Californian landscape. Built in wood with a top sheeting of reflective polyester film, the log cabin is designed to appear virtually invisible and blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings. While humans might not easily recognize the surface of the metallic film its UV reflectivity is much more receivable to wildlife like birds which prevents them from colliding with the walls of the cabin. This innovative design from the team at the architecture studio stpmj has been able to combine the natural, rustic environment with contemporary, sleek design for a delightful mix of countryside and city landscape. Inside the log cabin there are no individual rooms, but a completely open space. The windows and doorways puncture the façade; anyone exploring the cabin can get a novel experience and walk right through.