Friday, August 13, 2010

Land Giants.

I wouldn't mind these power lines one bit if they were in our alley... what a innovative way to transform a bland, utilitarian object that most people wouldn't even fathom redesigning or re-engineering, & simply rethinking it into an installation of sculptures that is awe-inspiring. American firm choi + shine architects recently received the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Award for Unbuilt Architecture for their project 'The Land of Giants'. "They originally designed for the Icelandic high voltage electrical pylon competition back in 2008."
I think my favorite part is how the figures take on the weight or burden they are carrying in the power lines... for instance, when they are straining going up a hill or "curling" the power line.
Read more at designboom.

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