13 May '11, 5pm

A modern (and somewhat beautiful) take on electric pylons/transmission towers - #design

A modern (and somewhat beautiful) take on electric pylons/transmission towers - #design

Land of Giants: Towering Icelandic Super-Sculptures
 By Steph in Art & Design Soaring into the sky, electric pylons are an intrusive element in our modern landscapes, seeming to stand as a reminder that much of the infrastructure associated with technology is not meant to be pretty. But why can’t these ubiquitous towers be both practical and aesthetically pleasing? In Iceland, the “Landsnet High-Voltage Transmission Line Tower Design Competition” challenged designers to rethink electric pylons, producing stunning contest entries like ‘Land of Giants’ by Choi + Shine Architects . The ‘Land of Giants’ concept gives electric pylons a humanoid shape, effectively turning them into 100-foot sculptures that reach up and support the power lines. Made of the same steel frame and concrete footings that are used to build most standard pylons, these expressive figures can be arranged ...

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2011/05/13/land-of-giants-towering-i...

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