Renault has revealed the Renault Coupé Corbusier concept to mark the 50th death anniversary of La Corbusier, one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century.
The Renault Coupé Corbusier concept car is purely a design exercise that is created by the design teams at the Renault Group. The project took a total of two years to build and in the words of the company, is a work “on future-looking topics unrelated to their range renewals.”
This exercise was a like a “recreational” moment for the creative staff. They decided to work on topics related with “French cultural objects” which led them to the golden age of automobiles in the 1930s. In that era, the design team clearly found a strong influence of La Corbusier. They then went ahead and created the concept based on his ideas of simplicity, visibility, aesthetics, geometric elegance and mastery of light. Renault has not revealed any technical specification of the Renault Coupe Corbusier concept.
Le Corbusier was a pioneer of what is now known as modern architecture. He was also an influential figure in urban planning. He was known for giving special thought to transportation and layout of roads in his plans. His creation Villa Savoye is the perfect embodiment of the intimate relationship between automobile and architecture.