British House of the Future (Sep, 1956)
In the future men will apparently dress like Smurfs.
This is a House?
British architects have designed this Home Of The Future to prove that living will be much easier in the brave new world of tomorrow.
STAR of the London Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition of 1956 was this eye-opening Home Of The Future designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson. It is a one-bedroom town house that contains a garden within it. The shell is moulded of plastic-impregnated plaster and the roof is covered with aluminum foil to reflect the sun’s rays. Almost everything in the house is plastic, including the translucent walls and chairsâ€”practically the only mobile equipment (everything else is built-in). Even the eggs in the kitchen come in little plastic bags.
All electric power is drawn from a nearby atomic power station. The house is entirely air-conditioned and warmed by radiant heating in the floor.
A short-wave transmitter with push buttons controls all electronic equipment. We’re sure you’ll be interested to know that the shower stall has jets of warm air for drying and the sunken bathtub rinses itself with detergent. No bathtub rings left for Mother.