Reading the brief for the RIBA / National Grid competition, they seemed to be asking the impossible – design something functional BUT that will appease all the hemp wearing planet huggers too.

Initially I was stumped but, “BY JINGO!”, I think I’ve got it…

The National Grid should use Ice Warriors as pylons for the following reasons -

i/ They are about as green as you can get, literally.
ii/ They have electrically insulated carapaces, hence are very safe to work on.
iii/ They make little or no noise, just a feint hiss now and again.
iv/ They are very hardwearing and don’t need painting or other weather-proofing.
v/ They are exceptionally sensitive to heat and so would serve as an excellent early indicator of any increase in Global Warming.


  • dvande1
    dvande1almost 4 years ago

    right on! I just hope they don’t offend anyones Ice Warriors sensitivities! Do they let off any carbon gas?

  • Nah, I think ‘Nu-Hoo’ is offending more peoples’ sensitivities than this ever could…

    – compoundeye

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