Choi and Shine want to transform how utility structures are built. Their “Land of Giants™” design, proposed in 2008, sees electrical pylons as human-shaped statues decorating the Icelandic countryside. Architects Jin Choi and Thomas Shine are the minds behind this skunkworks, experimental design studio.


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“Like the statues of Easter Island,” write Choi and Shine on their website, “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.”

More info: choishine.com (h/t: demilked)

© 2008-2015 Choi+Shine Architects

© 2008-2015 Choi+Shine Architects

© 2008-2015 Choi+Shine Architects

© 2008-2015 Choi+Shine Architects