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Renault study & # 34; Le Corbusier & # 34;: A sports car as a monument

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Renault study 'Le Corbusier'
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Renault study with dynamic style

L e Corbusier is considered one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, but was also viewed as extremely controversial. The Renault designers have now built a study in his honor that leaves us a little perplexed.

The model is reminiscent of the Citroën divine DS or GQbyCitroën studies. The new study now looks as if it were out of a block with a beefy front, slit-shaped headlights and a long bonnet. The passenger cell crouches flat over the heads of the two passengers. The windows, especially the windshield, also only mutate into narrow openings. The wheel arches are strongly exhibited, but at the same time harmoniously integrated into the body. Matt silver surfaces are replaced by highly polished elements.

The roof slopes gently towards the rear, the one with legs apart. The angular, inwardly folded rear window is somewhat reminiscent of the Bugatti Galibier. Technocratic: The narrow light strip on the wide rear. The opening takes place via double doors that open upwards at the back - interior: nonexistent.

After all, so much: the space behind the wheel arches is designed as storage space. Unfortunately, the space under the bonnet is empty. Le Corbusier once said: 'The house is a machine for living. An armchair is a machine for sitting'. Unfortunately, the Renault designers did not take this motto further. Because a car is a machine to drive.

The model can be seen from October 22, 2015 to March 20, 2016 in the Villa Savoye in Poissy near Paris - it is considered to be one of Le Corbusier's masterpieces.

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