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…
10 – New Town Studio
Designed by New Town Studio this lattice tube would have looked rather cool and even got shortlisted London engineers Structure awards.
9 – Donny
This bear shaped electricity pylon was submitted to a competition for pylon ideas for Texas. Sadly they didn’t win, but I love it.
8 – DOMA
This giant robot is the work of Argentinian collective DOMA. Probably one of the scariest looking electricity pylons in the world!
7 – Ail Hwang, Hae-Ryan Jeong and Ching-Ki Park
It might only be one pylon, but it does go to show the shape doesn’t need changing to make it look amazing.
6 – Disney
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.
5 – MAVIR
These rather fun Jester shaped electricity pylons are designed by a company called MAVIR and can apparently be seen while driving along the M5 motorway in Újhartyán, Hungary!
4 – Architectural & Ruthan Gmbh
Whether it is intentional or not there is certainly something musical about this pylon design.
3 – Harrison and Mashoof Consultancy
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!
2 – Choi Shin
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.
1 – DesignDepot
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.