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Renault's stunning Coupé C concept celebrates the work of Le Corbusier (pictures)

Le Corbusier, a French architect and designer who helped shape the modern architecture movement, passed away 50 years ago. To honor this anniversary, Renault's industrial-design team created a concept car inspired by his work. As you can tell, it's quite the work of art on its own.

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Le Corbusier's real name was Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, and he was born in Switzerland before becoming a French citizen later in life.

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Le Corbusier believed that modern architecture, when applied to housing for people low on the socioeconomic strata, could radically improve quality of life.

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This Coupé C concept was conceived when Renault's designers spent time investigating French cultural objects throughout the years.

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According to Renault, the vehicle came about as designers focused on "simplicity, a visually and aesthetically pleasing structure, geometric elegance and mastery of light."

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The Coupé C's most striking element is its large, metallic front grille. Sadly, due to current crash standards, a street-legal variant would have to be made of plastic.

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