The design of post-war power stations is often evocative of both Modern and
Classical design, in all but scale akin to a Palladian villa or the Villa Savoye in
relation to the landscape. The steam rising from the cooling towers form a
dynamic element compared to the balanced design, acting as a foil to the
static structure. They are also, much like steam from a volcano, both a clue to
the dynamic forces at play and suggestive of energy held in check.