Architecture and design firm Choi + Shine, wanting to add to the flawless beauty of Iceland, the most sparsely populated country in Europe, proposed a new design of power lines. The project, called “The Land of Giants”, was first introduced back in 2008 but unfortunate the structures were never built.
On the project’s official website, the researchers explain that: “this design transforms mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic 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.
The pylon-figures can be configured to respond to their environment with appropriate gestures. 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.”
An amazing creative idea which will not only add to the aesthetic of the power lines but there is an additional hope for less stress on the environment and a lower carbon footprint.