Does anybody remember the movie ¨The Illustrated Man¨, based on Ray Bradbury´s book? The story of the children that were inside this white apartment and had the room with the African lions in an African landscape? This house reminds me the story, and I don´t like it....
At last, the children send their parents to this particular room and the lions kill them. How could anybody raise up children inside a container?
From ¨The Veldt¨, by Ray Bradbury:
¨They walked down the hall of their soundproofed Happylife Home, which had cost them thirty thousand dollars installed, this house which clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep and played and sang and was good to them. Their approach sensitized a switch somewhere and the nursery light flicked on when they came within ten feet of it. Similarly, behind them, in the halls, lights went on and off as they left them behind, with a soft automaticity.
'Well,' said George Hadley.
They stood on the thatched floor of the nursery. It was forty feet across by forty feet long and thirty feet high; it had cost half again as much as the rest of the house. 'But nothing's too good for our children,' George had said. The nursery was silent. It was empty as a jungle glade at hot high noon. The walls were blank and two dimensional. Now, as George and Lydia Hadley stood in the center of the room, the walls began to purr and recede into crystalline distance, it seemed, and presently an African veldt appeared, in three dimensions, on all sides, in color reproduced to the final pebble and bit of straw. The ceiling above them became a deep sky with a hot yellow sun.
George Hadley felt the perspiration start on his brow.
'Let's get out of this sun,' he said. 'This is a little too real. But I don't see anything wrong.'
'Wait a moment, you'll see,' said his wife.¨
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House designed by Level archs., Tokyo, Japan.
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