ralph tayler webb: halcyon concept car

ralph tayler webb: halcyon concept car

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the halcyon concept car by ralph tayler-webb (reflex studio) was informed by the anatomy of an owl. the electric powered car has an aerodynamic structure with covered wheels and a tapering teardrop cabin which reduces air drag.

ralph tayler webb: halcyon concept car

halcyon has a structure made from porous aluminum foam based on the owl’s hollow bones, which makes it surprisingly light for its generous volume. the foam also benefits from high impact and acoustic absorbency, keeping the occupants safe and (without) sound. the covered wheels also mimic the owl’s feather covered legs which make it quiet in flight.

ralph tayler webb: halcyon concept car

the model shown was created entirely out of hand in clay and then cast in resin to maintain an ‘organic form with something instinctive, quite intangible, but very special’.

ralph tayler webb: halcyon concept car

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  • I would’ve thought that no windows, doors or wheels could be a bit of a sticking point

    Nick Taylor
    Aug 06, 2009
  • very interesting concept ­čÖé
    i like the shape ­čÖé

    Aug 06, 2009
  • paperweight?

    Aug 04, 2009
  • would be a nice mouse!

    Aug 03, 2009
  • thats so retro.

    Aug 03, 2009
  • Beautiful. Someone please build this car. It NEEDS to be driven. I’ll go ahead and volunteer as a test driver.
    – [url=http://www.parisvega.com]Graphic Designer, Wordress Themer and Web Designer[/url]

    Paris Vega
    Aug 03, 2009

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