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Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

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  • Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

    well, sort of. This article made me think of it:

    http://biz.yahoo.com/special/luxury100506_article1.html

    These people probably could have been prevailed upon to build a "house of the future" in Tomorrowland.

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    They say when they went to demolish the MHOTF, that the wrecking ball bounced right off of it.

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      I heard that. Pretty funny story. Hey, at least the house was durable!

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        I think the MHOTF is still a house of the future - it could easily come back and fit into a tomorrowland theme. Many futuristic things never came to pass for everyday living from that house - and many more could be added. And since "mid-century modern" is so in vogue . . . .
        sigpicMinnietoo

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          Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

          Very interesting article?

          Where did MHOTF used to stand? where BLAB is now?

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            Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

            Originally posted by barfownz View Post
            Where did MHOTF used to stand? where BLAB is now?
            I believe it was around where the Ariel meet and greet/King Triton fountain is now.

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              Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

              Bring it back! - sponsored by ABC, Sears, and Ty Pennington!

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                Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                Very interesting article?

                Where did MHOTF used to stand? where BLAB is now?
                Just west of there, between the entrance to Tomorrowland and the Matterhorn.

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                  Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                  As I understand it, if you look carefully in Triton's Gardens, you can still see the base for the House of the Future!

                  Originally posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
                  Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

                  Originally posted by TheHousingBubbleBlog
                  Everyone says that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore, but that’s not exactly true. We’re the world leader in the manufacturing of bull****.

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                    Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                    Great article about the House of the Future, which was designed at MIT: http://www.technologyreview.com/read....aspx?id=14056

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                      Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                      Originally posted by Hyperbole View Post
                      As I understand it, if you look carefully in Triton's Gardens, you can still see the base for the House of the Future!
                      The base? Whats that?

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                        Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                        I had heard that on at least one of the tours, they point out the former foundation of the house of the future. i've never been able to confirm a particular location, however.

                        maybe I need to do the tour!

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                          Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                          Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                          The base? Whats that?
                          The slab the house was built on....the foundation.

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                            Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                            Another good article about the House of the Future.

                            http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Mon...ftheFuture.htm

                            Personally I like it and would love to have a home like it.

                            It might also be good for low-income housing construction, seeing as how the costs to build are much cheaper than for traditional housing.

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                              Re: Monsanto House of the Future, revisited

                              Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                              The base? Whats that?

                              Originally posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
                              Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

                              Originally posted by TheHousingBubbleBlog
                              Everyone says that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore, but that’s not exactly true. We’re the world leader in the manufacturing of bull****.

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