Most people think that architecture is limited to buildings, but architectural design can extend to much more than simple structures. Back in May 2011 RIBA, in conjunction with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, launched a competition to find a brand new design for the humble electricity pylon. Focusing on both energy needs and visual impact, six finalists have been chosen – and now RIBA are allowing the public to vote for their favourite design. The designs range from the futuristic, with the needled ‘Silhouette’ design, to the almost organic and flower-like, as with ‘Flower Tower’. Voting ends on 5th October – go to www.ribapylondesign.com for more details and to vote or leave a comment.
Designs are below: