Gallery: Giants Carry the Weight of the Energy Grid On Their Shoulders

As transmission grids around the globe prepare for overhauls and upgrades to accommodate more renewable energy power sources, Iceland has already taken a look at how to better the design of their high-voltage transmission pylons. This incredible "Land of Giants" proposal by Boston firm Choi + Shine Architects transforms mundane electrical pylons into towering statues -- gods of power and electricity that hold up high-voltage transmission lines as they cross the Icelandic landscape.

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  1. designgenius April 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Kind of a stupid gimmick. Let’s be honest

  2. kopan September 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    See the pylons sculptures of Elena Paroucheva – environmental artist: Her “art – pylons” treat the environmental impact of high – voltage overhead transmission lines, wind energy supports, telecom towers…

  3. manhat April 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    because you can be sure that the current design is strongly based on efficient value engineering. they wouldnt produce millions of them prior to manufacture without exploring cost significantly, especially as aesthetics are of little concern. just look at the design above, its clear its very wasteful with material, not to mention it has minimal design repetition and its stability is laughable compared to a traditional tower structure.

  4. hatestupidity October 8, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Oh really? And how do you know the costs already?

  5. arcilook September 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    interesting project, but too expensive and not cost-effective

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