Friday, August 13, 2010


Vaguely wandering the internet I came across this on Designboom ...

Awesome.Yes I do recognise that I'm using the adjective of an  8 year old boy but sometimes it's required.  How wonderful to see your own imaginings and flights of fancy  materialised (almost) by the creative genius of others, and on such a grand scale! Love it.

 To quote directly from the Designboom post...

 "American firm choi + shine architects recently received the 2010 boston society of architects award for unbuilt architecture for their project 'the land of giants'. Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed pylon design, the architects created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable. These iconic pylon-figures will become monuments in the landscape.

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. The pylon-figures can also be arranged to create a sense of place through deliberate expression. Subtle alterations in the hands and head combined with repositioning of the main body parts in the x, y and z-axis, allow for a rich variety of expressions. The pylon-figures can be placed in pairs, walking in the same direction or opposite directions, glancing at each other as they pass by or kneeling respectively, head bowed at a town.

Despite the large number of possible forms, each pylon-figure is made from the same major assembled parts (torso, fore arm, upper leg, hand etc.) and uses a library of pre-assembled joints between these parts to create the pylon-figures’ appearance. This design allows for many variations in form and height while the pylon-figures’.Ccost is kept low through identical production, simple assembly and construction."

I really do hope it becomes built architecture.

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