Architects Turn Iceland’s Boring Electricity Pylons Into Giant Human Statues

Choi and Shine want to transform how utility structures are built. Their “Land of Giants™” design, proposed in 2008, sees electrical pylons as human-shaped statues decorating the Icelandic countryside. Architects Jin Choi and Thomas Shine are the minds behind this skunkworks, experimental design studio.
“Like the statues of Easter Island,” write Choi and Shine on their website, “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.”
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