Japanese company celebrates centenary with unique mirrored train

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima has designed a mirrored commuter train for Seibu Group, a holding company that owns several railways and hotels.

The train, which was commissioned to celebrate the firm’s 100th anniversary, is intended to blend in with its environment.

Sejima also designed parts of its "living room" interior, which is meant to create a sense of relaxation and comfort.

The train will be used on a limited number of express lines.

Sejima, who is a joint winner of the US Pritzker Prize, is best known for her work with Japanese practice SANAA, which she co-founded.

The train is due to be in service by 2018.

Image via Seibu Group

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  1. As aesthetically pleasing as this is, would be interested to learn about measures to avoid this being a fire hazard or a risk to eyes in sunny weather.

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