Ministry of Design has unveiled the Vanke Triple V Gallery in Tianjin, China. The soaring triangles remind me of the uplifting energy of parabolic roof lines prevalent in Mid Century Modern architecture, like this  Union 76 gas station roof I wrote about in my post on UltraModern Roadside Architecture of the mid  20th century. union 76 150x150 Energy of Design set design

Design is energy expressed in ways that work for the project. Needs dictate, to a certain extent, the amount and type of energy that is expressed in a design. Energy can be futuristic and hopeful – Modernist or subtle and grounding – Craftsman.

This structure suits its purpose, as a gallery and visitor’s center for a developer, because it expresses the energy of creation. Now, I don’t know what this architect’s client creates, I’m usually cautious when I hear the word developer, as I think of junk like Hovnanian enclaves that appear like mold on our environmental landscape. I almost posted an example, but the sheer unadulterated ugly gave me the vapors – if I had pearls, I’d be clutching them right about now.

Enjoy this  bit of architecture porn – Brilliant, super sexy lighting is the awesome sauce on this plate of win.

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