Monday, March 27, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Chain of human pylons planned for Iceland


Posted on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
A plan to build a chain of human shaped pylons in Iceland has won a leading architecture award.

Known as the "Land of Giants" plan the idea would see the countryside transformed in to something akin to a modern take on the Easter Island stone head statues.

"A proposal to install a chain of human-shaped pylons across Iceland – transforming an ugly utility into something of remarkable beauty – has won a leading architecture award."

  View: Full article |  Source: Telegraph

  Discuss: View comments (4)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Druidus-Logos on 18 August, 2010, 19:16
This is a great idea. People rarely consider the ramifications of the appearance of their surroundings, but it really does matter to our emotions. More projects like this should be done around the world. We aren't meant to live in hives.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Sanderz on 19 August, 2010, 13:15
Amazing, but I would have liked massive stonehumans instead ;__; They would last longer too, even without maintenance...
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 19 August, 2010, 15:05
What and awesome idea. It's a celebration of human achievement.
Comment icon #4 Posted by farandaway on 19 August, 2010, 23:50
I like the idea. Everything utilitarian does not have to be ugly. We are going to have to look at some of these structures for years, we could make them easier on the eye.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5871121
252378
166368

 
1,200ft-wide UFO reported over Gulf of Mexico
3-26-2017
A crew member of an offshore supply ship claimed the object was 'five times the size' of his vessel.
Removing 'retired' cells could reverse ageing
3-26-2017
It may one day be possible for over-65s to visit a clinic every few years to receive a rejuvenation shot.
Four-legged chicken hatches out in Brazil
3-26-2017
Despite having two additional limbs, the young chick, which wasn't expected to live, is doing quite well.
Hair salon is offering snake neck massages
3-25-2017
The Haar Mode Team salon in Dresden is offering customers a rather unique type of massage service.
Other news in this category
Removing 'retired' cells could reverse ageing
Posted 3-26-2017 | 1 comment
It may one day be possible for over-65s to visit a clinic every few years to receive a rejuvenation shot....
 
Permian mass extinction 'could happen again'
Posted 3-25-2017 | 2 comments
A catastrophic rise in temperature wiped out the vast majority of life on Earth 250 million years ago....
 
Earth was once covered in giant mushrooms
Posted 3-22-2017 | 4 comments
Back when the tallest trees were only a few feet high, huge towers of fungus grew in excess of 8 meters....
 
Large Hadron Collider discovers new particles
Posted 3-20-2017 | 13 comments
CERN's giant atom smasher has identified five new particles that had been 'hiding in plain sight'....
 
Amazon tribe has world's healthiest arteries
Posted 3-19-2017 | 9 comments
A new study has revealed that the indigenous Tsimane people have very low levels of vascular aging....
 
Man finds 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone
Posted 3-17-2017 | 13 comments
Pastor Emmanuel Momoh discovered the monster-sized diamond while mining in the country's Kono region....
 
Ten injured as Mount Etna erupts a third time
Posted 3-16-2017 | 6 comments
Europe's largest active volcano has erupted in spectacular fashion for the third time in under 3 weeks....
 
Was the Sahara desert created by humans ?
Posted 3-15-2017 | 6 comments
New research has suggested that humans may have been responsible for the formation of the Sahara....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ