Massachusetts-based Choi+Shine, has transformed mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design.
Making only minor alterations to well-established steel-framed tower design, the architects have created a series of powerful and variable towers.
The pylon-figures can also be arranged to create a sense of place through deliberate expression. Subtle alterations in the hands and head combined with repositioning of the main body parts in the x, y and z-axis, allow for a rich variety of expressions. The pylon-figures can be placed in pairs, walking in the same direction or opposite directions, glancing at each other as they pass by or kneeling respectively, head bowed at a town.
This project called Land of Giants, it was originally submitted for the ‘Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition’, where it received an Honorable Mention.