Tag Archives: the future

A Round The House

visitors to the 1958 Ideal Homes Exhibition in Olympia, London examine a ‘Round House,’ especially designed for use in the Belgian Congo.  photo dated March 3, 1958


Fair Warning

worls fair 1939 hove

visitors to the General Motors Highways and Horizons at the 1939 New York‘s World’s Fair will view the world of tomorrow from 550 comfortable moving sound chairs, moved on a Westinghouse conveyor system traveling at approximately 102 feet per minute, while touring a vast scale model of the American countryside covering more than 35,000 square feet and extending of a third of a mile on several levels of the building.  The ‘Futurama’ is the largest scale model ever constructed and includes more than 500,000 buildings and houses, over a million trees and 50,000 motor vehicles, of which thousands will be in motion


Future Perfect

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1925 master plan for a Los Angeles Civic Center

wright civic

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1947 plan for the Huntington Hartford Sports Club


Pereira & Luckman’s 1952 proposal for LAX

lax no happen

1965 proposal for the Santa Monica Offshore Freeway

santa monica

all a part of 

A+D Museum’s Never Built: Los Angeles

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