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image credit: Garamond Powerline by Daniel Adolph via q2xro.blogspot.com
A few weeks ago there was a real buzz around electric pylons, their design and their future relationship with the landscape. On twitter, @ballardian, @ethel_baraona were tweeting links, contents and ideas about this topic and at the same time Hugh Dutton sent me this link and Dezeen was asking for high-resolution images for a publication of Pylons of the future – Dancing with Nature –, a project that we are building in Italy for Terna company (images below).
The Royal Institute of British Architects in London have launched a competition to design new electricity pylons for the UK: organised in collaboration with the Department of Energy and Climate Change and National Grid, the competition is open to architects, designers, engineers and students.
_ via dezeen.com
_competition website www.ribapylondesign.com
You can also find more information on the competition website or download the [download id= »16″].
Guardian.co.uk has recently published the article Pylon competition seeks alternative to « industrial soldiers » mentioning our pylon design:
online casino 0px; border-collapse: collapse; font-family: arial, sans-serif; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; padding: 0px; »>« Traditional pylons are the very symbol of insensitive intervention of mankind on the landscape, » he said. « These industrial soldiers that march across the countryside, galvanised steel trellis towers, are certainly optimal and efficient structures, but lack poetry. »