Most big public works projects get opposed by the people living near them. So one group of designers wants to fight NIMBY (not in my back yard) opposition by turning giant electricity pylons into huge human sculptures.
Created for an Icelandic design competition, The Land of Giants project takes the old mundane electricity transmission tower design, and alters it just enough to become a enormous human form whose arms are holding up the cables. Several different versions exist, turning a long and ugly transmission line into a sculpture park of unprecedented size.
Designed by the Massachusetts architecture firm Choi + Shine, the pylons won an honorable mention at the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition, and won a Boston Society of Architects award for unbuilt architecture.