Friday, June 12, 2009

yggdrasil electric pole

the yggdrasil electric pole by no picnic is the recently approved design for a new high tension electricity pole at a highway entry point into stockholm, sweden. the structure both carries elevated electric lines but also functions as a large light sculpture. as a conceptual gateway into the city, it is undoubtedly a beautifully designed structure that will emit low level ambient light between the tree-like masts. unfortunately, using energy, to project light directly up into the atmosphere does not quite seem like an efficient or environmentally friendly decison. the design is named after the yggdrasil, or earth tree, of ancient norse mythology. seen on gizmodo.

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