All Designers articles – Page 20

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    Ford 24-7 Design Review

    2015-06-04T10:49:59Z

    One of the most provocative concepts at the NAIAS was Ford's 24-7.

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    Cyber Punk and Deco Punk, two very different sub-cultures by Peter Stevens

    2015-06-03T12:09:55Z

    Peter Stevens continues his exploration of different punk subcultures, this time with a look at Cyber Punk and Deco Punk

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    Design Review: Nissan GT-R

    2015-05-09T12:07:36Z

    One of the more successful elements of the design are the pronounced front fender boxes with extraction vents in the rear surface. These are beautifully modeled and amazing pressings in themselves, yet there is a mismatch to the softer character of the front end, particularly the front corners with the ...

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    Design Review: Nissan GT-R

    2015-05-09T12:07:27Z

    In the US, the Corvette has earned a place in the nation's heart over the last 54 years and six generations, and in the process has become the defining American sports car. The Porsche 911 has done a similar thing in Germany (if not Europe) where it has evolved over ...

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    Design Essay: The Ingredients of Supercar Design

    2015-05-09T12:06:42Z

    The Ferrari Enzo and Edonis are two recent designs that demonstrate how extravagant and dynamic supercar form can get, with a lot of strong surface changes, large air intake and outlet apertures and discontinuous forms. These give both designs a brutalism which in combination with their proportions makes their overall ...

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    Design Essay: The Ingredients of Supercar Design

    2015-05-09T12:06:21Z

    Supercar is a strange term amongst the lexicon of car design - a combination of two words that will never reach the common vocabulary in the way that 'sports car' and 'estate car' have. It is also an ambiguous car type; 'super' in the context of cars might mean many ...

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    Design Review: Nissan Land Glider concept

    2015-05-09T12:05:51Z

    In profile, the Land Glider is most car-like with a typical 1/3 DLO to bodyside ratio and two conventional side opening doors - it is this feature which is perhaps the biggest compromise. An airplane-style lift up canopy was considered but dismissed as too difficult to access compared to a ...

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    Design Review: Nissan Land Glider concept

    2015-05-09T12:05:41Z

    "Imagine the sensation of flying along the ground, steering and leaning from left to right in near silence, using little energy like gliding or skiing," the Land Glider's Associate Chief Designer, Takahama Shu, describes. "If this sensation is portrayed in the design then we have been successful."

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    Design Essay: Cars and Architecture

    2015-05-09T12:05:05Z

    Other references to building architecture in car design are harder to spot, though the 2005 Bertone Villa concept is an evidently named example. The design of the Villa made big play of egress, afforded by large doors swinging upwards to give occasion to entering and leaving the vehicle. The Renault ...

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    Design Essay: Cars and Architecture

    2015-05-09T12:04:57Z

    Shuffling past boxes to get to the car in the morning, we seldom give too much thought to the garage beyond tidying it. But without cars there would be no garages, and rarely do we stop to consider the broader affiliation cars have with their surrounding structures. In the 1920s, ...

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    Design Review: Skoda Joyster concept

    2015-05-09T12:04:42Z

    Manske showed Car Design News around the Joyster at Paris and explained how he had introduced these new Skoda design elements yet had also built upon the design vocabulary established by Ingenlath. Manske's previous position was at Volkswagen where he was responsible for the Iroc - which also debuted at ...

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    Design Review: Skoda Joyster concept

    2015-05-09T12:04:37Z

    One of the big challenges most car brands in the European market are trying to tackle is to appeal to the youngest profile of car buyer. Sell a new car to a twenty-something and you are likely to sell them a car in their thirties, forties and fifties as well. ...

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    Trends: Aero Wheels

    2015-05-09T12:04:30Z

    The BBS rims used by Porsche's motorsport department during the late 1970s through to the mid-'80s often featured wheel covers which drew air into the wheel via a hidden turbine, helping to both cool the brakes and smooth out the airflow along the car's flanks. But the next generation of ...

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    Trends: Aero Wheels

    2015-05-09T12:04:24Z

    A quiet revolution is occurring right underneath our wheelarches. As 'efficiency' continues to be the buzzword of the automotive industry, so designers are seeking new ways - and rediscovering old ones - to convey the latest trend in their products.

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    Design Review: Ford Airstream Concept

    2015-05-09T12:04:02Z

    The Airstream Concept is a futuristic crossover, supposedly capturing the sense of optimism and adventure conveyed in American aircraft, spacecraft and the streamlined shape of Airstream trailers. In some ways it follows a similar path to the Microbus concept that VW showed in 2001 but the styling and context here ...

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    Design Review: Peugeot 1007

    2015-05-09T12:03:42Z

    Throughout the history of the car it has been small cars that have most often demonstrated innovative design solutions, had attractive and characterful designs and gone on to become iconic products. Think Fiat Topolino, Volkswagen Beetle, Citroen 2CV, Fiat 500, Mini and even Renault 5, Fiat Panda, Peugeot 205, Ford ...

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    Essay: Variable Degrees of Translucency

    2015-05-09T12:03:39Z

    Car door panels and fenders are generally made of steel, sometimes of aluminum or plastic composites, and you can't see through them. Car windows, on the other hand, are made of a transparent sandwich of glass and plastic - and you can see through them. But in the future there ...

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    Pavilion design glistens in Frankfurt

    2015-05-09T12:03:34Z

    The architecture and scenic staging was the work of Berlin firm Blue Scope who has been working with BMW for over ten years. It is an evolution of the ‘driving-active' concept introduced by the same firm at the 2009 Frankfurt stand - an idea that was then new to motor ...

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    Pavilion design glistens in Frankfurt

    2015-05-09T12:03:29Z

    Any carmaker hoping to survive the 21st century is acutely aware of the power of pavilion design, and nowhere was this more evident than at the Frankfurt motor show last month.

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    Design Review: Nissan Mixim concept

    2015-05-09T12:03:04Z

    In profile, however, the F1 influence is slightly more pronounced, with features like the steeply-raked wraparound windscreen having been modeled from the visor of a crash helmet. The windscreen itself is oddly reminiscent of that found on early Saab 900 models, a feature that was likened to attributing a fighter ...