September 23, 2014

Here’s a new word - PYLON. A pylon is the name for those huge towers that support the wires that carry electricity to our towns and cities. They are generally considered to be pretty ugly…a necessary, but unattractive feature of modern life.

In Europe, they have been holding competitions, asking architects to rethink the homely pylon. Is there a way to make this necessary utility more attractive? To think about it more like a sculpture, or a piece of art? The answer is a definitive Yes! 






A British company came up with this design, which they call the Flower Tower.

And in Russia, a company submitted this design for the Sochi Olympics. Isn’t it magnificent?


Posted by: Seymour Simon

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