Friday, November 11, 2011

*The Land of Giants

Με μικρο-τροποποιήσεις στη μορφή των μεταλλικών πλαισίων που απαρτίζουν τους ηλεκτροφόρους πυλώνες, οι Choi+Shine Architects κατάφεραν να τους μετατρέψουν σε γιγαντιαία αγάλματα του Ισλανδικού τοπίου, ανάγωντας το σχεδιασμό τους σε υψηλότερο επίπεδο από την απλή λειτουργικότητα. Οραματίστηκαν αυτές τις μοντέρνες Καρυάτιδες ύψους εκατόν πενήντα ποδιών ως γαλήνιες οντότητες που εντάσσονται στο τοπίο και υπηρετούν τους ανθρώπους μεταφέροντας σιωπηλά την ηλεκτρική ενέργεια σε όλα τα μήκη και τα πλάτη, μέρα και νύχτα, με ηλιοφάνεια ή χιόνι.


Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, Choi+Shine Architects have transformed the mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape, elevating the towers to something more than merely a functional design of necessity. It is envisioned that these one hundred and fifty foot tall, modern caryatids will take on a quiet authority, belonging to their landscape yet serving the people, silently transporting electricity across all terrain, day and night, sunshine or snow.

*These designs were submitted as a competition entry in March of 2008 to Landsnet, Iceland national power transmission company who was working in collaboration with the Association of Icelandic Architects. The competition’s goal was to obtain new ideas in types and appearances for 220kV high-voltage towers and lines. The competition emphasized that specific consideration be given to the visual impact of the towers (or lines) and that careful consideration be given to the appearance of towers near urban areas and unsettled regions.

Friday, November 4, 2011


watch the american housing market spiral out of control

"Subprime" is a short 3D animation film of American graphic designer Mike Winkelmann , in which the U.S. housing market is reflected. Of the animations, the background music, and especially the style that goes a bit in the direction Papercraft, makes the whole an excellent impression.''