Friday, November 12, 2010

The Land of Giants

What a nice twist to functional design. These 150 ft tall iconic pylon-figures are monuments in the Icelandic landscape. Designed by Choi + Shine Architects for a local electrical company, the pylon figues can be configured to respond to their environment.

As the carried electrical lines ascend a hill, the pylon-figures change posture, imitating a climbing person. Over long spans, the pylon-figure stretches to gain increased height, crouches for increased strength or strains under the weight of the wires.

I would love to see these up close. So cool.

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