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Burnaby couple's home showcases future of green building

In the 1950s, great minds from Monsanto Chemical Company, Walt Disney Imagineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came up with the ultimate "Home of the Future," a wondrous and elevated cross-shaped marvel made entirely of plastics.

Millions flocked to see the (fittingly named) Monsanto House of the Future, on display at Disneyland in California. Everything in the space-age home was plastic: walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, dishes - even the clothes were polyester. When crews tried to demolish the monstrosity a decade later, legend has it the wrecking ball bounced off the plastic exterior.

Read more: www.burnabynow.com/Burnaby+couple+home+showcases+future+green+building/6015625/story.html#ixzz1jtleE3dO


January 20th, 2012
Source: http://www.burnabynow.com


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