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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         Previously located at 22 Lake Road, Kaimaumau, Northland, 0486, New Zealand - Moved 2013
         And Rangiora, New Zealand - Moved 2018
Museum Of Old & New Art, 655 Main Road, Berriedale Tasmania 7011, Australia | 42°48'42.94"S 147°15'33.99"E
Featured Image By Nick McQuoid | Date Unknown [Kaimaumau Location]
Google Maps | Satellite Imagery Date 111217 [Futuro Not Visible]
Futuro, Kaimaumau, New Zealand - Prior To Disassembly  
Additional Images
Notes, History & Resources
I am not aware of any photos of this Futuro at its new location in Hobart. If you have or know of any please let me know. I can be contacted via my Contact Form or by email me directly.
Prior to 2013 this Futuro was located in Kaimaumau, New Zealand. In 2013 Mick McQuoid purchased it and moved it to Rangiora. In 2018 Nick sold the Futuro to the Museum Of Old & New Art in Berriedale, Tasmania; a northern suburb of Hobart.

The sale is particularly notable in that, with a sale price of $260K new Zealand dollars [about $175k US dollars at the time of writing], it achieved the highest sale price yet for a Futuro [at least according to my often fallible memory and details I have of sales where I know the sale price - Warrington I think would have gone for more but that was not only a Futuro, it included a home and lot].

As of yet I have no photos of the Futuro in its new home or information about its future though given that its new owner is Museum I am hoping it becomes another Futuro open to the public.

Latest Confirmed Date

Personal correspondence with previous owner Nick McQuoid 080618.

Sources & Reference

Got new, updated or corrected information or an image I could use?

I am always looking for additional information, history, details, images, videos; just about anything Futuro I guess - if you would like to contribute please use the Contact Form or email me directly.

As far as images go I am particularly interested in those that are either significantly better than the ones already on this page or show a different aspect or detail. If you own an image meeting one or both of those criteria I would love to be able to use it on this page but I will simply provide a link if that is your preference. Where permission is granted to use an image on the page appropriate attribution will be provided by means of a link to the original image, a link to a website of your choosing or both.
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