One Word from MIT: Plastics

I’m cheating a little. The House of the Future was constructed and displayed at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California from 1957 to 1967.

However, it began life in the minds of two professors of architecture at MIT: Marvin Goody and Richard Hamilton.

You know it was the 50s, because their creation was made entirely of molded plastics. A research project sponsored by the Monsanto Company, the structure was built of four wings abutting a central core. Inside, visitors found the house outfitted with all the latest, archaically named appliances, including the ‘microwave cooking range,’ ‘an ultra- sonic dishwasher’ and ‘communications system center.’

See more photos and plans of the house here and here.

One of the nominees for the MIT150 Exhibition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, next year. Voting has closed.


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