The Futuro House

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

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Futuro House Auckland October 20

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Update 042322

We came across this photo we had never seen before a little while ago. The photo, which is a part of the collection of the Thames Museum, shows this Futuro "back in the day" at its original location in Thames.

Futuro Thames - Thames Museum Collection

Futuro Thames - Thames Museum Collection - Cropped To Futuro

Update 101720

We were very excited the other day when we received this video footage via an Instagram message. The footage shows a disassembled Futuro in the vicinity of Auckland, New Zealand.

Given the known history of the New Zealand Futuros and the color of the unit seen in the photo we are confident it is the Futuro previously located in Thames, New Zealand. Known information about this unit prior to October 2020 can be found on our "Lost Souls" page in the Thames section.

The "re-discovery" of this Futuro nudges the number of Futuros known to still exist (excluding Wanli and the Googies) up by 1 to 68; the full list can be found here.


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    This video footage shot October 2020.

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