Transmission Towers Transformed Into Landscape Monuments
A design concept that transforms infrastructure into art.
The Land of Giants is an innovative design concept that uses transmission towers as the base resource for design. Conceived by Choi + Shine Architects, the project recently won the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Award.
Under the project, the architects created a set of towers by modifying the traditional design of electrical pylons (or transmission towers, as they are commonly called) to imitate human figures in different postures.
The beauty of the pylon figures is that they can be re-configured and adapted to their respective environment. If the tower is on a hill-ascent, the pylon figure would imitate a climbing person; they can also be placed in pairs or made to glance at each other or even kneel, thus turning mundane transmission towers into a landscape of art.