The Land of Giants
Posted on 06/10/2015
First of all I think its pretty cool that Iceland had a electrical pylon design competition in 2008. So credit to Icelandic electrical transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects. I can’t quite believe its 2015 and I’m only reading about this now! But its lovely so better late than never. I remember travelling around Australia and seeing vast swaths of the environment mown down by these pylons and wires. It always looked so destructive to me. So to find a way of making something that scars the environment into something of beauty is wonderful.
“Like the statues of Easter Island, 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.”