Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Land of the Giants

"The Land of Giants" is a project by Choi + Shine Architects which transforms one hundred and fifty foot tall electrical Icelandic pylons into statues reminiscent of those that reside on Easter Island, yet dissimilar due to their ability to gesture with expressive intent. Crouching for increased strength while straining under the weight of the wires, or stretching for increased height, these silent transporters of electricity change size and posture depending on their position in the environment. The pylons have become far more than functional supports. With thoughtful, economic manipulation of steel, the pylons have surpassed utilitarian purposes and have become monuments that majestically decorate the landscape.

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