Zentropolis has rediscovered the Futuro house
, a "home of the future" built in the late 60s and early 70s. See also Wikipedia
and this site
for info. It's essentially a mobile home shaped like a flying saucer, which would probably fly for real during a gale storm or hurricane - obviously the inventor doesn't come from the Gulf Coast. (Architect Matti Suuronen is from Finland.)
Looking at the images, it appears that the children have to sleep in the living room on chaise lounge chairs that fold into beds; see the Futuro Interior 2
image. No way are the kids gonna go for that. And where does one put the TV? Televisions were
a bit small back then...
(Link via No Pasaran
Maybe James Lileks' next book on goofy cultural icons could be about goofy "futurism" concepts.