We have to go beyond standardisation…
I call the traditional pylons “industrial solders” because they are standard. It’s the same kit used everywhere. There’s nothing special about them, nothing individual and you can’t actually identify with them.
I think what’s important is to bring a new sense of individuality, something that responds to each case, to each context. We have the tools today to create non-standard objects. We can use parametric approaches and make things respond to each individual case…and I think that’s where the future is going.
I think we should put our energies into developing individual, non-standard, responsive designs.
Hugh Dutton talking at GRIDSPECTIVES about his approach to innovative designs for electric pylons.