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Architects Turn Iceland’s Boring Electricity Pylons Into Giant Human Statues
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Architecture, Art6 years ago

Architects Turn Iceland’s Boring Electricity Pylons Into Giant Human Statues

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.

“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

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HolgerLockertsen
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6 years ago

These were never made, and are not being made. It was a proposition made in 2008, and they earned a design award in 2010, but will sadly not be reality.

PattyHardin
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6 years ago

That sucks.

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guess
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6 years ago

It's too bad they can't do that for real. I can see people millions of years in the future being all like, "We're not sure as to what purpose these humanoid statues were built to accomplish or to whom they are modeled after, but they seem to radiate ancient and noble power that they must have been donned with when they were made." And I'd be a ghost, like, "Ha...Power... because they're... eh heh heh..."

JulsRobertson
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6 years ago

THEY ARE FANTASTIC!! (I'm no Architect) Why can't they be built?

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HolgerLockertsen
Community Member
6 years ago

These were never made, and are not being made. It was a proposition made in 2008, and they earned a design award in 2010, but will sadly not be reality.

PattyHardin
Community Member
6 years ago

That sucks.

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guess
Community Member
6 years ago

It's too bad they can't do that for real. I can see people millions of years in the future being all like, "We're not sure as to what purpose these humanoid statues were built to accomplish or to whom they are modeled after, but they seem to radiate ancient and noble power that they must have been donned with when they were made." And I'd be a ghost, like, "Ha...Power... because they're... eh heh heh..."

JulsRobertson
Community Member
6 years ago

THEY ARE FANTASTIC!! (I'm no Architect) Why can't they be built?

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