Giants in the Landscape

I love these incredible figures stringing wires through Iceland.  They are prototypes that will probably never be built, but were designed by the American firm Choi + Shine Architects for a 2008 Icelandic competition.
In their words: 
This design transforms 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.
The pylon-figures can be configured to respond to their environment with appropriate gestures. As the carried electrical lines ascend a hill, the pylon-figures change posture, imitating a climbing person. Over long spans, the pylon-figure stretches to gain increased height, crouches for increased strength or strains under the weight of the wires.
So beautiful!  I love the idea of taking something mundane and predictable and turning it into inspiring art.
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