Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Human Pylons Across Iceland



The architectural and design firm Choi+Shine have submitted plans proposing giant human shaped pylons to carry electricity cables across Iceland's landscape.


Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, we have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable. These iconic pylon-figures will become monuments in the landscape. Seeing the pylon-figures will become an unforgettable experience, elevating the towers to something more than merely a functional design of necessity.



Like the statues of Easter Island, it is envisioned that these one hundred and fifty foot tall, modern caryatids will take on a quiet authority, belonging to their landscape yet serving the people, silently transporting electricity across all terrain, day and night, sunshine or snow.


Thank you, Douglas.

4 comments :

  1. These are so amazing...
    Do you know I almost posted them today too?
    I found them yesterday and was as amazed by those creatures as by the landscape!

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  2. Oh, I knew you would like them, Marion. Douglas sent me the link yesterday and I couldn't believe it as I had just been moaning about the horrible pylons we kept seeing on our trip in the Highlands. But these I would love to see, especially, how they would be positioned with relationship to their environment. Beautiful!

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  3. wow! these are incredibly beautiful and i would so love to see them striding across the British country side... i'm sure Antony Gormely would be up for such a project!
    emma x

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  4. Emma, I thought exactly the same thing - Antony Gormley!

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