It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

… it just has to sound plausible


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The future we used to have, part 7

It’s nearly the end of 2011, so imagine a 2012 that might have looked a bit like this…

Homes

The remarkable Volcano House - see http://www.archithings.net

The remarkable Volcano House - see http://www.archithings.net

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

A Titan missile complex - see http://www.titan2icbm.org

Thomy Lafon School, New Orleans

Planes

Bartini Beriev VVA-14

Bartini Beriev VVA-14

Breguet 731 Bellatrix (from xplanes.tumblr.com)

Convair YF-107

Mars

Russian Mars mission spacecraft (from astronomy.neatherd.org)

NASA Mars Mission (1989, Les Bossinas of NASA Lewis Research Center)


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The future we used to have, part 3

Being the next in an ongoing and irregular series of posts featuring cool pictures from around and about the tinterweb of cool modernist and futurist vehicles, buildings, and suchlike. Some are real, some never got off the drawingboard.

aircraft

Convair Sea Dart

Avro 730 model kit

Vickers Type 559 interceptor

spacecraft

Soviet LK lunar lander

Proposed Mars mission

cars and trucks

General Motors Futureliner

Chrysler 1961 concept car

Buick 1956 concept car

buildings

credit: Julius Shulman

Credit: Julius Shulman

Le Corbusier Museum, Chandrighar, India

cities

From World Fair 1939

From GM Futurama 1964

Underwater habitat from GM Futurama 1964