Renault Symbioz Revives a Modernist Dream


Autonomous EV the Renault Symbioz recalls an old architectural concept of integrated dwelling environments of home and transport

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault had an impressive stand that included not only a concept car, but also an accompanying concept house. It was an impressive and ambitious display of near-future technology, and with its furnished lounge, a great place to hang out, too.

As our colleague Farah Alkhalisi discussed with Renault’s Stéphane Janin about the Symbioz car and house, we couldn’t help but recognise that Renault has tapped into a dream of the Modernist movement; uniting living and transport environments into one seamless whole.

It’s worth looking back at the development of these hybrid/integrated environments from both the architectural and the automotive perspectives to get a sense of perspective, as we consider the Symbioz – both house and car.

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