Wired: Iceland: Humanoid Pylon Design to Carry Electricity?

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Wired: Iceland: Humanoid Pylon Design to Carry Electricity?

Post by bystander » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:21 am

Iceland Considers Humanoid Pylon Design to Carry Electricity
Wired Science | 16 Aug 2010
An architecture and design firm called Choi+Shine has submitted a design for the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition which proposes giant human-shaped pylons carrying electricity cables across the country’s landscape.

The enormous figures would only require slight alterations to existing pylon designs, says the firm, which was awarded an honorable mention for its design by the competition’s judging board. It also won an award from the Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture competition.

On their website, the architecture firm said: “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.”

The figures can be placed into different poses, with the suggestion that the landscapes could inform the position that the sculpture is placed into. For example, as a power line ascends a hill, the pylons could look as if they’re climbing. The figures could also stretch up to gain increased height over longer spans.
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Re: Wired: Iceland: Humanoid Pylon Design to Carry Electrici

Post by Beyond » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:27 am

So that's what they've been up to during those long cold "mind-numbing" winters. 8-)
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