searching for a marriage of art and function
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)—a professional body for architects in the United Kingdom—has decided to do something about the eyesores created by the distribution of electricity in the UK. The steel lattice design of the electrical towers has not really changed since 1927. Some feel the towers, which are spread across many otherwise pleasant fields and valleys, spoil the visual appeal of the landscape. So RIBA is running a competition seeking creative designs to make the towers more visually appealing.