As Daryl Kerrigan sagely observed in The Castle, power pylons are a reminder of man’s ability to generate electricity. What he didn’t go on to wonder about is why they have to be so bloody ugly.
In Iceland however they’re not, Choi+Shine Architects explaining that their unique designs “transform mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape.”
Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, we have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable. These iconic pylon-figures will become monuments in the landscape. Seeing the pylon-figures will become an unforgettable experience, elevating the towers to something more than merely a functional design of necessity…
Even better . . .
The pylon-figures can all be achieved from the modification of existing lattice towers.
All they require is imagination…
A great pity that Choi+Shine—or anything along the lines of creativity—never visited the many pylons now littering the Waikato, Franklin and around the foreshores of the Manukau Harbour.
[Hat tip CCR]