RIBA should be celebrating the present pylon design, a true classic, not interfering with it. tinyurl.com/3c4d7xf
11:03am May 23rd 2011 via Echofon
@WillWiles @hughpearman Can you imagine a horrible, algorithmically generated, wibbly innard of a pylon?
11:04am May 23rd 2011 via Twitter Web Client in reply to WillWiles
@WillWiles The current pylons are reactionary and anti-modern. DOWN WITH ANTHROPOMORPHISM IN ENERGY CARRIAGE.
11:05am May 23rd 2011 via Twitter Web Client in reply to WillWiles
@entschwindet @WillWiles @hughpearman it's called the Mittal Orbit. Eek...
11:13am May 23rd 2011 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to entschwindet
I don't want to come over all reactionary about the pylon business, but what other bit of infrastructure design from 1927 has aged so well?
11:13am May 23rd 2011 via Echofon
@WillWiles but what's also interesting is that in thw 20's we took a existing pylon design and adjusted it to fit British taste.
11:17am May 23rd 2011 via Twitter Web Client in reply to WillWiles
@WillWiles Red phone box, 1924. Belisha Beacon 1934. Telephone pole and pillar box, 19th century. And the pylon as you say.
11:27am May 23rd 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to WillWiles
@hughpearman The Red Phone Box is arguably obsolete. I also thought of standardised road signs (1930s) and bits of Tube design (roundel etc)
11:33am May 23rd 2011 via Echofon in reply to hughpearman
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