Architects, like car designers, have to strike a delicate balance between form and function when conceiving their creations. This tightrope act becomes even more harrowing when the goal is minimalism. Creating beauty with as little ornamentation and extravagance as possible is the design equivalent of balancing a refrigerator on a sewing needle.
San Diego-based architect Jonathan Segal seems to manage this balancing act quite well, for he has been able to afford quite the collection of cool cars, including a plethora of modern and classic Porsches. But one of the stars of his collection has to be his yellow 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. Segal loves it for the way every component has a purpose (i.e. making the car faster and more agile); we love it for those reasons, as well, plus the fact it’s probably the ultimate street legal evolution of the early 911.