Latest headlines world news books horoscopes work with us. Architects turned boring electricity pylons into majestic. The architecture firm designed the electrical pylons in giant statues that stand in the sky as monuments 150 foot tall, a reflection of easter island. 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. Icelandic architects create series of designs for electricity pylons. Turning transmission towers into giant people twistedsifter. Making only minor alterations to well established steelframed tower.
Architects design electrical towers as human giants my modern met. The original submission featured a male tower, with a concept design for a female pylon. These beautiful giant sculptures support power lines with. Modular lighting system sticks together with magnets. The land of giants award winner2010 boston society of architects unbuilt architecture design recognition award2008 icelandic highvoltage electrical pylon international design competitionfinalistthe 36th annual ken roberts memorial delineation competitionthe land of giants is a poem for the eyes. The project was originally submitted for an icelandic pylon competition, where it. The actual products may be slightly different than those shown here in regard to the colors, textures, reflectivity and transparency. Power pylons that look like mythical giants turn ordinary. More information about the land of giants proposal can be found at. These beautiful giant sculptures support power lines with style. Making only minor alterations to well established steelframed tower design, we have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable.
Architects jin choi and thomas shine are the minds behind this skunkworks, experimental design studio. Many of the images on this site are made from computer rendering or with preproduction samples. Choi and shine want to transform how utility structures are built. Their land of giants design, proposed in 2008, sees electrical pylons as humanshaped statues decorating the icelandic countryside. Architects turn icelands boring electricity pylons into. Bits name is primarily derived from the korean word for light. Jin choi and thomas shine explain their project the land of giant, on show at poetry 21 words for. This design transforms mundane electrical pylons into statues on the icelandic landscape. I cant get over how majestic the land of giants project is. It was also one of four winners at the recent 2010 boston society of architects unbuilt architecture awards. Their land of giants design, proposed in 2008, sees electrical pylons as humanshaped. The concept, dubbed the land of giants, sought to transform mundane transmission towers into statues on the icelandic landscape by making only small. Leave it to iceland to have serene beauty such as this.
The idea was originally submitted for a 2008 competition held by icelandic transmission company landsnet and the association of icelandic architects. Land of giants archives consulting for architects, inc. Their works have appeared in major newspaper and tv, museums and galleries worldwide including bbc, cnn, le figaro and the guardian with their best known project the land of giants, human shaped transmission towers, scheduled for construction in iceland. Best dezeen blog archive land giants images on designspiration. These iconic pylonfigures will become monuments in the.
The urchins interact with natural light during the day, and glow when illuminated at night. Projects from this freethinking studio vary greatly and include academic exploration, competition entries, book design, ceramics and patented inventions. Cant say that any electrical pylons ive seen are particularly. The concept, dubbed the land of giants, sought to transform mundane transmission towers into statues on the. Beautiful electricity pylons that look like metallic.
Our firm was started in late 2003, with a single commission. Icelanders had enough of the ugly structures stretching across their landscape, which itself is a miracle of nature. It was also one of four winners at the recent 2010 boston society of architects unbuilt architecture awards the concept behind land of giants. Beautiful pylon figures will become monuments in the land of giants. Giants carry the weight of the energy grid on their shoulders. Architects turn icelands boring electricity pylons into giant human.
Brought to life by architects, the giant humanoid electricity pylons, which were. The project was originally submitted for an icelandic pylon competition, where it received an honorable mention. In 2008 they submitted their idea to landsnet, a public company that owns and runs the electrical transmission system in iceland where 80% of the electricity is from green sustainable sources, such as geothermal power. The land of giants is protected by international patents. The concept, dubbed the land of giants, sought to transform mundane transmission towers into statues on the icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design.422 1623 1049 1358 1121 1491 1234 1555 165 1343 405 382 578 340 280 829 266 780 1635 413 1518 883 312 969 97 712 1135 1527 522 4 249 1341 635 841 1170 171 1260 821 391 38 548