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Old 10-11-2015, 09:58 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Have you ever seen Frank Lloyd Wright's car design?
Oh wow, I've never really looked into this before - thanks.

From your link:

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'Broadacre City' The Living City - 1958, by Frank Lloyd Wright from 'The Drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright' by Arthur Drexler 1962
I.) Img. _01 II.) Img. _01

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'Broadacre City' THE LIVING CITY - 1958, by Frank Lloyd Wright

'Motor Car' [Road Machine] - 1958, by Frank Lloyd Wright …

… according to Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer Ľ […] based on the International Harvester M Tractor that he [Wright] had on his farm in Taliesin. ę II.) 1
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Farmall tractor models also have a mechanically similar sister model under the International Harvester brand designed for industrial or utility use.
And we had just weened ourselves of posting tractors.

http://www.designverb.com/2007/11/30...e-xb-wat-what/

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The Square Car, or the Modular car =) (haha..so cool!!)
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date: 2002- one-off*- polyurethane foam-steel
Modular Car concept, functional, one-off automobile designed and built by the designer. Concept was for the customer to cut his or her own shape into the car before laminated the body much like a surfboard.
Looks to be a an old air-cooled VW Beetle chassis underneath, with rear engine hatch in one photo.

This artist never heard of a kit car?

Actually, I had a similar idea years back, all that extra form could prove useful in a crash. I would use the same Dow foam used in the doors of NASCAR stock car racers.

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Old 10-11-2015, 11:45 AM   #72 (permalink)
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This artist never heard of a kit car?
Looks like he has never heard of a roll bar either.

As far as boxy cars, I recall this one from TopGear:


( I'd love to have know what the Cd was on that thing )
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:26 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Oh wow, I've never really looked into this before - thanks.
There's a button for that. I see the hot-link is blocked, I may fix that or not.

Le Corbusier did a car too: Review> Corb's Car - The Architect's Newspaper


I like the Farm-All Cub. It's the one with the offset engine and the steering shaft down the middle. But I'll save that for the all-tractors thread.

The Square Car ...what's a polite word for sucks? Dump a big block of foam on the consumer and let them figure out the myriad details beneath the skin (like door hinges) for themselves? The wheels, pedal assembly and handbrake are Beetle, but the shifter and steering wheel are not.

Edit: That picture of the Corb-mobile is from a book that it sounds like I should find through an inter-library loan.

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A competition for a low-cost automobile had just been launched by a consortium of producers, and even though it omitted architects from the roster of invitees, Le Corbusier wanted in. After all, Gropius had done it, and so had Loos, and itís clear from the tone of this letter that Le Corbusier had an itch he simply had to scratch... Amado beautifully reproduces plates of 78 entries by rivals, many featuring rear engines, earnest attempts at streamlining, a surprisingly agile juggling of features, and, quel scandale, a progressive industrial rather than architectural language.... Le Corbusier, focused on the Modular and the harmony of intersecting lines with no Xenakis in sight, was caught off-guard. Lacking beziers and splines, locked into antideluvian Tís and angles, he found himself far from the shells and airfoils he lauded in Towards a New Architecture. Nevertheless, he soldiered on, eventually producing drawings for a strange, pug-nosed vehicle which would be right at home in Trey Parkerís garage.
Apparently Gropius and Loos also did 'arch cars'.

2nd edit: The Loos car:

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That looks right at home in an Unaerodynamic thread.

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Another box on wheels.


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One of my old cars. It didn't get much worse mpg like this, but it did run cool and it was nice to park!

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It didn't see much over 55 though.
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