Iceland Eyeing Human-Shaped Pylons

An architecture firm has submitted a design for the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition (I’m preparing my submission as we speak) which puts forth the model pictured below: massive human-shaped pylons carrying electricity cables across the country’s beautifully stark landscape.

The official proposal reads: “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.”

For more images and information check out this article at Wired.

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Noah Hutton

Noah Hutton is a film director and curator, and was named a 2015 Salzburg Global Fellow in Neuroscience and Art.

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