Between 1957 and 1967, Disneyland would lay its cards on the table and put forward the whacky shapes, gadgets and materials that it believed would constitute the housing of the future. This particular example features ‘four equal wings ‘floating’ above landscaped grounds and waterfalls; an Atoms for Living Kitchen, with its revolutionary “microwave” oven; and a sleek living room, with its giant, wall mounted television screen’. Very preescent! Apparently, the planned one-day demolition of the House of the Future actually took two weeks ‘as the wrecking ball just bounced off the exterior. Workers painstakingly cut the house into pieces with hacksaws’.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.