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The Futuro House was conceived by Matti Suuronen in 1968 as a "portable" ski chalet. It is an iconic piece of architecture and this website is devoted to documenting the history of the Futuro House and the current status and whereabouts of the remaining examples.
     
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INTRODUCTION

Futuro House - Frisco North Carolina By RunderMore accurately called Futuro Houses these 20th Century prefabricated homes are often referred to as "UFO Houses". I first came across the Futuro House around July 2011 right after I had started the architecture blog "Strange, Weird, Wonderful & Cool Buildings" and the Futuro House located in Royse City, TX, USA became the subject of one of my early posts.

Since then I have been fascinated by the Futuro House and I have spent many an hour in front of my monitor and tapping on my keyboard researching and collecting all manner of information pertaining to Matti Suuronen's legacy. The "Futuro House Project" was my home for all things Futuro but it has grown far beyond what I originally envisaged and has earned its own domain. The Futuro House.com is a continuing work in progress and my expectation and it will be regularly updated as I uncover more information about the Futuro House. [Top Left Image By Runder]

The Most Complete Map Of Futuro Locations AnywhereI have made every effort to provide accurate and verified information and as at the date posted information is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate. In particular I have tried to be accurate about the locations of the Futuro Houses; more specifically I made every effort to find them in Google Earth and then to provide the satellite imagery date - clearly as at that date location information must be accurate. No doubt there will be changes; houses will have moved after that date; most likely some of my information will be inaccurate or lacking in detail. I would appreciate all the Futuro fans out there taking an active part in this project. If you can correct something, verify something, add some detail or history, add an image or add video please use the Contact Form or email me - any assistance will be greatly appreciated and all contributions will receive full attribution.

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THE GALLERY | CURRENTLY KNOWN FUTURO HOUSE LOCATIONS | AS AT 111514

FUTURO HOUSES

Futuro House, University Of Canberra, ACT, Australia
University of Canberra
ACT, Australia


   Futuro House, Deep Creek, SA, Australia
Deep Creek
SA, Australia


   Futuro House, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Lorne
Victoria, Australia


Futuro House, South Morang, Victoria, Australia
South Morang
Victoria, Australia


   Futuro House, High Wycombe, Perth, WA, Australia
High Wycombe, Perth
WA, Australia


   Futuro House, Kvistgard, Denmark
Kvistgård
Denmark


Futuro House, Matsalu, Estonia
Matsalu
Estonia


   Futuro House, Espoo, Finland
Espoo
Finland


   Futuro House, Kauhava, Finland
Kauhava
Finland


Futuro House, Merimasku, Finland
Merimasku
Finland


   Futuro House, Poytya, Finland
Pöytyä
Finland


   Futuro House, Storbroskar, Aland Islands, Finland
Storbroskär
Åland Islands, Finland


Futuro House, Ploemeur, France
Ploemeur
France


   Futuro House, Saint-Ouen, France
Saint-Ouen
France


   Futuro House, Berlin, Germany
Berlin
Germany


Futuro House, Haigerloch, Germany
Haigerloch
Germany


   Futuro House, Niedernhausen, Germany
Niedernhausen
Germany


   Futuro House, Taunusstein, Germany
Taunusstein
Germany


Futuro House, Witten, Germany
Witten
Germany


   Futuro House, Limni, Corfu, Greece
Limni
Corfu, Greece


   Futuro House, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
Maebashi
Gunma, Japan


Futuro House, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam
Netherlands


   Futuro House, Huntsbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Huntsbury, Christchurch
New Zealand


   Futuro House, Harewood, New Zealand
Harewood
New Zealand


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Invercargill
New Zealand




   Futuro House, Stepneyville, Nelson, New Zealand
Stepneyville, Nelson
New Zealand


   Futuro House, Warrington, Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Warrington, Otago
New Zealand


Futuro House, Paringa River, South Island, New Zealand
Paringa River
South Island, New Zealand


   Futuro House, Pohara, New Zealand
Pohara
New Zealand


   Futuro House, Raglan, New Zealand
Raglan
New Zealand


Futuro House, Rangiora, New Zealand
Rangiora
New Zealand


   Futuro House, Nevlunghamn. Norway
Nevlunghamn
Norway


   Futuro House, Hurzuf, Republic Of Crimea
Hurzuf
Republic Of Crimea


Futuro House, Hotel Tarelka, Dombai Village, Russia
Hotel Tarelka, Dombai Village
Russia


   Futuro House, Krasnodar, Russia
Krasnodar
Russia


   Futuro House, Calvia, Mallorca, Spain
Calvià, Mallorca
Spain


Futuro House, Orebro, Sweden
Örebro
Sweden


   Futuro House, Stratjara, Sweden
Stråtjära
Sweden


   Futuro House, Såtenäs Air Force Base, Tun, Sweden
Såtenäs Air Force Base
Tun, Sweden


Futuro House, Wanli, New Taipei, Taiwan
Wanli, New Taipei
Taiwan


   Futuro House, London, United Kingdom
London
United Kingdom


   Futuro House, Idyllwild, California, USA
Idyllwild
California, USA


Futuro House, Los Angeles, California, USA
Los Angeles
California, USA


   Futuro House, Houston, Delaware, USA
Houston
Delaware, USA


   Futuro House, Milton, Delaware, USA
Milton
Delaware, USA


Futuro House, Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA
Gulf Breeze
Florida, USA


   Futuro House, Tampa, Florida, USA
Tampa
Florida, USA


   Futuro House, Danvers, Illinois, USA
Danvers
Illinois, USA


Futuro House, Livingston, Illinois, USA
Livingston
Illinois, USA


   Futuro House, Covington, Kentucky, USA
Covington
Kentucky, USA


   Futuro House, Frisco, North Carolina, USA
Frisco
North Carolina, USA


Futuro House, Greenwich, New Jersey, USA
Greenwich
New Jersey, USA


   Futuro House, Willingboro, New Jersey, USA
Willingboro
New Jersey, USA


   Futuro House, Carlisle, Ohio, USA
Carlisle
Ohio, USA


Futuro House, Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Media
Pennsylvania, USA


   Futuro House, Austin, Texas, USA
Austin
Texas, USA


   Futuro House, Rockwall, Texas, USA
Rockwall
Texas, USA


Futuro House, Royse City, Texas, USA
Royse City
Texas, USA


   Futuro House, Rockland, Wisconsin, USA
Rockland
Wisconsin, USA


   Futuro House, Woodruff, Wisconsin, USA
Woodruff
Wisconsin, USA




GOOGIE HUTS

Many websites and other media report the presence of Futuro Houses in Antarctica. Indeed when I first started out on my "Futuro Journey" I was one of them and I added pages to this website for each of these units. However research later confirmed that the units in the Antarctic region are not Futuros; they are in fact what is known as "Googie Huts". For the record I have retained this content on the site even though the units are not Futuro Houses; more information on "Googie Huts" can be found on this page.

Googie Field Hut, Bechervaise Island, Antarctica
Béchervaise Island
Antarctica


   Googie Field Hut, Hop Island, Antarctica
Hop Island
Antarctica


   Googie Field Hut, Brother's Point, Macquarie Island, Australia
Brother's Point
Macquarie Island, Australia


Googie Field Hut, Waterfall Bay, Macquarie Island, Australia
Waterfall Bay
Macquarie Island, Australia


  

  

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CLASSIFIEDS | FUTURO HOUSES & ITEMS WANTED & FOR SALE | AS AT 121314

FUTURO SOUGHT FOR EXHIBITION | TRIENNALE DESIGN MUSEUM, MILAN, ITALY

The eighth edition of the Triennale Design Museum, being planned as a part of Expo Milan 2015 is described on the museum website as follows:

"The eighth edition of the Triennale Design Museum, on the occasion of Expo Milano 2015, aims "Kitchen & Body Snatchers", curated by Germano Celant. Developed in close collaboration with Silvana Annichiarico and the Triennale Design Museum, the Museum exhibition is inspired from the title to the book of fiction Invasion of the Body Snatchers, written by Jack Finney in 1955 and the eponymous film based on the novel and filmed by Don Siegel, who have established themselves as works of rupture and change in the collective imagination."

The museums research department has contacted me regarding the fact that as a part of the exhibition curator Germano Celant is hoping to display a Futuro House. Specifically they are looking for a Futuro that might be available for loan March 2015 through February 2016.

If you know of a Futuro that might be available please contact Marilia Pederbelli [or alternatively let me know and I can pass the information along to the museum; you can email me directly or use my Contact Form].

ORIGINAL FINNISH FUTURO HOUSE MOULDS FOR SALE

Original Finnish Futuro House moulds now available! Price 150,000 USD ex works in Finland. Please leave an offer. Please contact Mr. Jyrki Aho, e-mail: jyrki.aho@kwikgroup.com

New Futuro houses manufactured with the original Finnish moulds available. Delivery time to be negotiated upon orders. Price starting from 200,000 USD ex works. Please contact Mr. Jyrki Aho, e-mail: jyrki.aho@kwikgroup.com

Futuro House Original Finnish Moulds Body section   Futuro House Original Finnish Moulds Center table   Futuro House Original Finnish Moulds Stairs

For more information and high res versions of the photos of the moulds see the Concept, Design, Manufacturing & Marketing Page

DISCLAIMER: The FuturoHouse.com is neither the owner nor the seller of these moulds or of Futuro Houses manufactured using these moulds and makes no representations to that effect. While there are clear photographs which give an idea of the condition of the moulds we are talking a significant amount of money here so, if you are interested, contact Jyrki and do your own due diligence in terms of authenticity, completeness and condition.

FUTURO HOUSES FOR SALE

Futuro House, Greenwich, New Jersey, USA    Futuro House, Calvia, Mallorca, Spain    Futuro House, Stepneyville, Nelson, New Zealand
Greenwich
New Jersey, USA


Price: $26,900
E-Bay Listing
Ends 051314
   Calvià, Mallorca
Spain


For Auction 053014
Reserve: €50,000
maria_estro@hotmail.com
   Stepneyville, Nelson
New Zealand


Price: $250,000 [Estimate]
To Be Auctioned 052114
Bayleys Real Estate

FUTURO HOUSES WANTED

There are currently interested buyers looking for Futuro Houses in both France and the USA. In addition Wade who is oversaw the restoration of the Canberra University Futuro has told me that he has been contacted by a buyer in Australia interested in purchasing and restoring a Futuro House.

If you own a Futuro and might be interested in selling or if you know of one for sale that is not listed here please let me know and I will get you in touch with the potential buyers. You can contact me using my Contact Form or directly by email.

FUTURO RELATED ITEMS FOR SALE

One way and another I have managed to acquire one or two duplicate items and these items are for sale; simply make me an offer [I will beat any advertised price on the web for one of my items by 25%]. You can use my Contact Form or reach me by email.

If you happen to have something Futuro related for sale drop me an email and I will happily list it here for you [always assuming I do not buy it myself].

Live: Music For Your Eyes - Winter 2013 Issue

Live: Music For Your Eyes
Winter 2013 Issue
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   CA Modern Winter 2007 Issue

CA Modern
Winter 2007 Issue
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1978 Russin Mint Cover - Dombai Futuro




1978 Mint Cover - Russian
Dombai Futuro
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Arkkitehti [Ark 1] | 1/1969

Arkkitehti [Ark 1]
1/1969 Issue
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FUTURO RELATED ITEMS WANTED

I am an avid collector of books, magazines, collectibles and miscellaneous items that feature the Futuro in some way. Items that I am looking to add to my collection are listed below. If you have any of these for sale or come across any listed somewhere on the web please let me know. I will pay top prices for quality items.

If you know of a book, magazine or other item that features the Futuro that is not already in my collection or listed here I would appreciate you letting me know; just drop me an email.

If you also collects "Things Futuro" and are looking for something in particular feel free to drop me an email with the details and I will happily list it for you here.

Architect Victoria Magazine Autumn 2010

Architect Victoria
Autumn 2010 Issue
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   Owl November 2006 Issue

Owl
November 2006 Issue
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   L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui #148 Russian Edition

L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui
Issue #148 Russian Edition
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La Construction Moderne Jan/Feb 1974 Issue

La Construction Moderne
Jan/Feb 1974 Issue
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   Design Issue #241 January 1969

Design
Issue #241 January 1969
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La Defense Multi-View Postcard




La Defense Postcard
Futuro At The C.N.I.T
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Florida Travel And Life February 2009 Issue

Florida Travel & Life
February 2009 Issue
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   La Jaune Et La Rouge

La Jaune Et La Rouge
Issue #625 May 2007
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   Leisure Living Spring 1971 Issue

Leisure Living
Spring 1971 Issue
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Les Filles De Private

Les Filles De Private
Berth Milton
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Avotakka
May 1968 Issue
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