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Electricity Borne on the Shoulders of Giants

Electrical pylons are often seen as a blight to the landscape or, at best, something to be accommodated and ignored. But in Iceland, an award-winning pylon design may soon bring about a new appreciation of these ubiquitous towers.

“The Land of Giants,” a design concept created by the US firm Choi + Shine Architects, would turn Iceland’s electrical infrastructure into something akin to an iconic monument. The 150-foot humanoid pylons would boast not only a surreal and awe-inspiring appearance, but the ability to stand in a variety of positions in order to boost efficiency.

Here’s a sketch that shows the kinetic possibilities of these electrical giants, which could be configured based on topographical conditions:

[DesignBoom]

Images via Choi + Shine Architects

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