Across a vast expanse land, lofty transmission line towers always seem somewhat out of place. They clash with the natural aesthetic of the environment, yet they are needed in this high-functioning world we live in.
Design studio Design Depot has realized a design concept that has the potential to remedy this visual dilemma—different-shaped transmission towers.These award-winning structures in Japan are electrical towers! ”Super Creative Electricity Transmission Line Towers” They even managed to bring out gender differences in them.
Visualized by American design firm Choi + Shine Architects, these massive structures look almost reassuring, like some gods that stand united watching over the lands.
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 re-positioning 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.
The structure won the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Inbuilt Architecture Award and we bet it wouldn’t be the last accolade that it wins.
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