Monday, August 16, 2010

Iceland: Hot plumes and cool towers

There may be more erupting in Iceland than

From the land of trolls come these conceptual images submitted for a 2008 competition held by local transmission company Landsnet
and the Association of Icelandic Architects. The winning entry, called Land of Giants, re-imagines electric transmission pylons as galumphing giants.

The designers were the American firm
Choi + Shine Architects.

Thanks to the excellent De Zeen design magazine blog for the heads up.

But wait. There's more:

Also from the competition were these images from the mind of Architect Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype.

Call it the de-industrialization of industrial design. We expect the trolls will be delighted.

For more on the work including pics, ethos, and design manifesto-ing go here.

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