As I took these photos I thought of artist Piet Mondrian.
When an architect first sketched this shopping center, did Mondrian come to mind, or were these design features selected more subconsciously, drawn from exposure to the artist’s influence?
The study of cultural influences belongs in general education–not just “art history”.
By typing “Mondrian” into image search you can find pictures of his work.
Another blogger posted examples of the mondrian touch in architecture and design.