Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons

I will never forget the day someone showed me the website “Pylon of the Month” this amazing website is a shrine to all things electricity pylon related. Normal pylons are not something to get all that excited about, but that website makes them a thing of interest. This post is about what happens when art designers are asked to design a Pylon…

 


Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons


 

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Lattice Tube Pylon

10 – New Town Studio
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2049258/New-electricity-pylons-T-shaped.html

Designed by New Town Studio this lattice tube would have looked rather cool and even got shortlisted London engineers Structure awards.

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Bear Shaped Pylons

9 – Donny
www.pinterest.com/kimsallyann/pylons

This bear shaped electricity pylon was submitted to a competition for pylon ideas for texas. Sadly they didn’t win, but I love it.

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Giant Robot Pylon

8 – DOMA
www.pinterest.com/pin/163466661445732865

This giant robot is the work of Argentinian collective DOMA. Probably one of the scariest looking electricity pylons in the world!

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Stained Glass Pylon

7 – Ail Hwang, Hae-Ryan Jeong and Ching-Ki Park
inhabitat.com/students-transform-a-boring-electrical-tower-into-an-inspiring-stained-glass-lighthouse

It might only be one pylon, but it does go to show the shape doesn’t need changing to make it look amazing.

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Mickey Mouse Shaped Pylons

6 – Disney
www.yelp.com/biz/mickey-mouse-power-line-celebration

Celebration, in Florida, used to be basically owned by Disney. But these days they have given up most of its control over to city folk who decided to keep the pylons anyway.

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Jester Shaped Pylons

5 – MAVIR
www.amusingplanet.com/2015/02/playful-electrical-pylon-designs.html

These rather fun Jester shaped electricity pylons are designed my a company called MAVIR and can apparently be seen while driving along the M5 motorway in Újhartyán, Hungary!

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Guitar Neck Shaped Pylons

4 – Architectural & Ruthan Gmbh
www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2011/sep/14/shortlist-designs-electricity-pylons-in-pictures

Whether it is intentional or not there is certainly something musical about this pylon design.

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Ant-Shaped Pylons

3 – Harrison and Mashoof Consultancy
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15293922

It seems the lead design team of Harrison and Mashoof Consultancy really need to stop watching B-Movies.  But then again, so do I because I rather like this design!

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Human Pylon

2 – Choi Shin
www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-08/16/human-pylons

Choi Shine architecture and design firm decided to go with their humanoid shape and submitted the design for the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition. I have no idea if they won, but it was a good idea even if they didn’t.

Top 10 Amazing & Unusual Electricity Pylons
Deer-Shaped Pylons

1 – DesignDepot
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15293922

This stunning deer shaped pylon was designed by Design Depot and it is got to be one of the best designs for a pylon you will ever see. I would much rather miles and miles of these sprawling across the landscape than the ones we have now.

Which one did you like?