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Time:11:41 pm
I've been wanting to post this for ages, but couldn't because H.G. Wells is one of the authors and was still in European copyright until the end of 2016. Then I forgot in January, for which many apologies:

The English House of the Future from The Strand Magazine December 1903: No author credited for the first section, though various architects are quoted at length, the end section is by H. G. Wells.

http://forgottenfutures.com/library/futurehouse/house.htm

A scene from a future London with cars and airships. Title "A return to the severe Greek style at Ludgate Hill"

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major_clanger
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Time:2017-02-25 10:50 am (UTC)
Interesting comments by Wells; with the exception of a move away from rectilinear rooms, pretty much all of his other predictions have come to pass.

(Yes, corners can be a problem, but curved walls are a pain unless you have specially fitted furniture.)
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ffutures
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Time:2017-02-25 02:57 pm (UTC)
The curved wall thing is also in Things To Come if I recall correctly. Nice idea, but a pain when you want to fit shelves or bookcases...
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ffutures
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Time:2017-02-25 03:01 pm (UTC)
I forgot to say that they did the curved floor / wall junction thing in our 6th form labs when I was a technician and it was fine for cleaning the place - the snag was that we had to put filing cabinets in a couple of the labs and they had to stand out a couple of inches from the walls! Similar problems in the store room.
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