These giant figures look amazing. Are they real? Are they somebody’s hallucination? Look at the pics and read more. Designed by Choi Shine Architects, this project, called “Land of Giants”, was award-winning at High-Voltage Pylon Competition in Iceland. Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, they have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable.
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.