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freebeard 12-12-2017 11:41 PM

Voiture Minimum

I see by the dates on these, I uploaded them almost two years ago, with the intention of creating this thread. √ It's a $50 book, so I got it through inter-library loan.

The scanner hadn't stopped working at all yet, so the scans are bad. Here're some drawings:

The whole point of getting it, was to learn about Le Corbusier's car compared to Porsche's VW Beetle:

Here they are superimposed. Coincidence, or the heavy hand of Count Ferdinand von Zepplin? In typical prima dona architect style, as a slave to geometry, he created a Beetle sized car that only carried three passengers. ???

Note the book included one modern 3D model of the car. I'm kinda in favor of G. Broulhiet.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-13-2017 02:23 AM

Some of these sketches are actually quite interesting. BTW that chassis sketch with 2 driven front wheels and a single directional rear wheel reminds me of forklifts which usually have rear-wheel steering...

MetroMPG 12-13-2017 07:58 AM

I spent much more time looking at this than it really deserves. :D

freebeard 12-13-2017 11:17 AM

Corbu's problem was that architects of the era (over-)thought in terms of plan and elevation. He laid out the elevation like a Gothic cathedral.

Those sharp edges would look right at home on Vortex Street.

gone-ot 12-13-2017 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 556407)

I spent much more time looking at this than it really deserves. :D

"Vitruvian Man" for horseless-carriage?

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