While we wait for the results of the first ModernismProject photo challenge on architecture, we figured we’d share this blast from the past. One of our Facebook friends posted this on our page this week and we couldn’t help but share it again. Check out Monsanto‘s incredible House of the Future which lived in Disneyland‘s Yesterland from 1957 to 1967. The four-lobed raised home was entirely built out of plastic and meant to be a living demonstration of style and technology. It was apparently nearly indestructible. When demolition day finally came in 1967, the wrecking ball literally bounced off the walls. Workers were forced to take hacksaws to it in order to remove the suspended structure, which was designed by San Diego-based architect Vincent Bonini.
Clearly, what was modern then is not modern now but has our vision of the future been clarified or clouded with the passage of time? What’s really next? We’d love to hear your thoughts.