Le Corbusier’s Car


It shouldn’t be surprising that the man who created the idea of houses ‘machines for living in’ should have penned a distinctively beetle like creation as long ago as 1929.

With its bug-like fastback and modular construction, modernist architect Le Corbusier sketched his idea for an automobile for the everyman in response to the growing dependency on petrol in the rapidly growing cities of the years between the wars.

Thing is, the car itself evolved with whole idea of modernism and the city. That’s why the car resounds so heavily in our imaginations. An interesting piece by architectural critic Jonathan Glancey here.