Modernist Car World Masterpiece

by | Apr 1, 2023 | Architecture, Automotive, Featured, Interior design

Welcome to the fusion of classic car sales and the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Inspired by the balance of forms and volumes, light and material, inside and out inherent in Japanese architecture, Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects working in the West in the first half of the 20th century.

These generative AI visualisations for a car showroom, made using Midjourney V5, are fascinating partly because they are so hard to place in time. The exterior shot features a car that might be American and may date from the 1960s, but the interior shots, in which the Japanese influence on Lloyd Wright’s style is most visible, are complemented by Japanese bubble-era car designs typical of the late 1980s or early 1990s. They suggest brands such as Subaru, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Warm materials such as wood, stone and brick are balanced both as horizontal and vertical compositions in themselves and against the cool floods of light that are filtered through glass, glazing bars and structural elements of the buildings.

GenAI tools are great for exploring areas of interest. I think a good definition of creativity is putting two things together to make a novel and useful third thing. In the sense that they’re revealing in combination, Lloyd Wright architecture and late-80s Japanese cars make a great pairing, and it’s the mix of Midjourney and human guidance that brings to light these interplays.