the future is round

June 12, 2013 — 3 Comments

Why is the house of the future so often round? Is it because the houses of the present are so uniformly and predictably rectangular?

house of the future, 1956

The future house described in this 1956 ad, paid for by “America’s Independent Power Companies,” offered summer warmth in the midst of winter. Rotating on its central axis, it was able to “turn from hour to hour or season to season by electricity.”


3 responses to the future is round


    Wow! This looks almost exactly like my house! I live in a round house with flat roof and the central living room has 5 ft higher ceilings so it looks like that electrode on top of the house in the ad! It’s a Gilbert Spindel built in 1964.

    Livon Diramerian June 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Round houses offer the best environment for living.

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