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Villa Rosa

It's funny how the future hasn't turned out to be quite as futuristic as we thought it would be. It may be because we're not actually there yet – or perhaps our futuristic designs were never all that realistic… or practical. Take this amazing concept for a home by Viennese architects Coop Himmelblau. Villa Rosa, as it is known, was created in 1967 out of spherical modules, and yet forty years later we're not all living in round modular houses, or staying in round modular hotels.

A model of the home is stored at the Frac Centre in Orleans, France. Apart from that, we don't know much about it. What inspired it? Jules Verne? Is someone out there living or working in a building like this? If you have any thoughts or information, let us know.

Images: Philippe Magnon; Frac Centre

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