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Old 12-12-2017, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/voiture-minimum




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.


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