The Future is Now #16




The famous House of the Future at Disneyland, designed at M.I.T., sponsored by Monsanto.

18 comments:

Mrrspidey said...

She looks like she's made of plastic, too.

Christopher said...

the Stepford model..
..house a da fut'uah!

Greg said...

The most enticing part of the future? All water will be brown. Hooray!

Tommy O'C said...

Tacky House of the Future.

ctorre said...

In the future, all water is fortified with mercury.

http://tinyurl.com/ywaxlz

Rebecca said...

disneyland, or disneyworld?

Greg said...

Disneyland, 1957 to 1967. Then it was torn down.

Vanwall said...

It was kinda cool, I thought.

Fred said...

I guess the House of the Future didn't have much of a future. Well, at least Monsanto was named Company of the Year by Forbes.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

I'm with you Vanwell. I think this place is pretty fabulous and I'd love to live in the house of the future with Patrick McGoohan as my house guest.

MadHatter said...

Looks like the set of "Sleeper'

Vanwall said...

This wasn't as popular as you'd think - there wasn't much of a line to see it, all the kiddies were throwin' down 'E' tickets elsewhere. I'm with you, tho, Kimberly - this would've made an interesting place to live.

TooMuchTime said...

I remember going through this when I visited Disneyland in the summer of 1966 as a 9 year old. Everything was so PLASTIC! I'm not sure why a raised house on a pedestal was such a big deal in the 60s but I recall a lot of that.

Just think of the plumbing and electrical. Everything would have to go through the pedestal. You can bet this would have been an uncomfortable ride in a hurricane.

Richard Gibson said...

Interestingly only one person made a comment about Monsanto. I find that quite interesting in itself.

Greg said...

I wonder if anyone noticed my link on the word "Monsanto." I linked to the official Food, Inc site, the documentary that skewers Monsanto on a stick.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

I noticed the link. You'd had to have been living under a rock for the last 10 years if you hadn't heard of Monsanto. From "Fast Food Nation" to most recently, "Food Inc." Monsanto has been constantly mentioned as an evil corporate entity in doc after doc lately.

marietta said...

Steril und ungemütlich wie ein Vorstadtsalon.interessant aber für architekturstudenten.

Bill said...

Welcome to the swamp of the future...