Tent-like spacesuits wired for TV and radio; plastic dwellings with hovercrafts and robots in the kitchen; and anonymous foamy houses whose bedrooms move like the colours of the Rubik's Cube.
Were these crazy or ahead of their time? Laurence Llewellyn Bowen travels through five decades of the House of the Future, exploring how British architects have responded to the promise ? and threat ? of new technology.