25 Underbara Hem - #2/2010 | Purchased 092117
The Swedish publication 25 Underbara Hem featured a multi page article on the Åland Islands
Futuro in its 2010 #2 issue. The article included a brief history and a series of photos.
Anna - 082669 | Purchased 061518
Finnish magazine Anna
, published by OtavaMedia
, describes itself as the "most widely-read weekly women's magazine in Finland". A multi-page article based on an interview with Futuro creator Matti Suuronen was included in its 082669 issue. There are no Futuro photos accompanying the article.
We have not yet had an opportunity to try to get this article translated but we will update this section if and when we are able to obtain a translation.
Apu - #49/120569 | Purchased 082813
Issue 49 (120569) of the Finnish Magazine Apu
includes a four page (pages 44 to 47) article on the Futuro House. The article is accompanied by several photos including some excellent interior shots. Being in Finnish this of course is another article we cannot read and have added to the growing list of things we need to have translated at some point.
(092068) of Apu also contains a Futuro House article.
Architect - December 2015 | Purchased 122815
, the journal of the American Institute Of Architects
includes a single page feature on "Futuro 22
" in their December 2015 issue
. The feature includes a single photo and a short commentary.
Architect Victoria - Autumn 2010 | Purchased 030419
is the official journal of the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter. The Autumn 2010 issue of the publication featured several photos of the South Morang Futuro
on the cover and it included a short article on the Futuro accompanied by a single photo on page 27.
Architektur & Wohnen - #3/2008 | Purchased 070616
The German publication Architektur & Wohnen
(or in English "Architecture & Living") included a nice multi-page article on Futuro in the 3/2008 issue.
The article is largely about the Berlin Futuro
and includes commentary, some great photos, a little historical information and an interview with owner Cora Geißler. As is the case every time we see photos of Cora's Futuro we are amazed at its awesome condition.
Arvoasunto - #2/2008 | Purchased 032118
is a monthly Finnish language business magazine with a focus on financial and investment news published in Helsinki, Finland
. Arvoasunto, which Google translates as "Luxury Property" is a bi-annual supplement to Arvopaperi.
The 2/2008 issue of Arvoasunto includes an article on the Futuro that was located in Luumäki in the early 1970's (this Futuro is now located in Pöytyä
). As yet we do not have a translation of the article so we have no idea whether there is any new information contained in the text.
Avotakka - May 1969 | Purchased 100914
Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka
featured the Futuro House in the May 1969 issue. This is yet another item added to our growing list of items that we will have to get translated at some point.
, at the time located in Hirvensalmi
and now located at the WeeGee Exhibition Center
, was featured on the cover and inside the magazine.
There is an article that includes several color photos on pages 4-7 and a second piece on pages 28-29 which seems to give details of the various features of the Futuro in three distinct sections; the stand, the shell and the interior. There is also a small advertisement for Futuro on page 71.
Bauwelt - #40/71 100471 | Purchased 101415
The 100471 issue (#40/71) of the German architecture publication Bauwelt
includes an article on the 1971 IKA or "Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt
" on pages 1596-1597 (and no it is not a 1600 page magazine, the page numbers presumably flow through multiple issues).
The article is of course in German so we are unable to read it; it is accompanied by photos of many of the structures that were displayed at the exhibition including one exterior and one interior shot of a Futuro House.
Bauwelt - #44/04 111904 | Purchased 121115
The 111904 issue (#44/04) of the German architecture publication Bauwelt
includes, on page 36, a review of the iconic book Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday
edited by Marko Home & Mika Taanila. The review is a text only review; there are no accompanying photos.
Вокруг Света - April 1985 | Purchased 070716
We were recently able to add a print copy of this publication to this collection to replace the digital copy that we previously had.
We received an email from Len this past week in which he told us that there was little mention of the Futuro in the magazine other than in the contents section where the cover was described. That said that little section was actually very interesting as it described the Futuro as being used as a search and rescue station; a use we had not heard of before. Len tells us the section translates roughly as follows:
"On the cover: Soviet Union. The main Caucasian ridge. Dombai glade, which is also called "clearing climbers". It is at the junction of three valleys, surrounded by peaks Belalakaya, Sofrudju and others. The slopes of the mountains the glaciers comes down ... Here is the station control and rescue service. Experienced rescuers is always ready to help those who are in distress in the mountains ... Photo by our reader A. Chuprakova
Many thanks for the info Len.
Original Information 070916
or "Around The World" is Russia's oldest popular science and regional studies journal and, with a couple of breaks (1918-1927 & 1941-1945) has been published continuously since 1861.
The April 1985 issue, #2535, featured the Dombai Futuro
on the cover. A copy of the magazine in .pdf format can be downloaded here
. We have been unable to find any reference to the Futuro inside the magazine. Of course it is in Russian so there may very well be something we are missing.
Art New Zealand - Spring 2019 | Purchased 111419
Issue #171 (Spring 2019) of the publication Art New Zealand
which describes itself as "the major visual arts journal in New Zealand" carried a multi-page article on Futuro titled "Form Follows Fantasy".
The article was focused on the history and current status of New Zealand Futuros with particular reference to Nick McQuoid's collection of Futuros
and the Warrington Futuro
Photos/images accompanying the article also include, among others, shots of Paringa River
, the interior of Craig Barnes' "Futuro 22
", a floor plan and a couple of photos of the Futuro used by the Bank of New Zealand
at the 1974 Commonwealth Games.
Both this website and "yours truly" are cited as sources for some of the information in the article.
Since this magazine came to us shrink-wrapped in mint condition and it was previously listed in this collection as a "digital item" we have retained the original imgages of the digital version here rather than removing the magazine from the shrink-wrap and photographing the actual item.
American Home - September 1969 | Purchased 120712
The September 1969 issue of American Home magazine contains an article about the Futuro House on pages 68-71 that includes some nice photos and continues with text only on pages 118-119. The primary photo is the often used night time shot of a Futuro at Philadelphia Airport under a crescent moon; pages 70 and 71 include some good interior shots and a floor plan.
The article is fairly typical of the early Futuro days; a rosy future and plans for significant production numbers. In this case the article reports plans for 300 Futuros to be manufactured before the end of 1969 and goes on to quote Leonard Fruchter, head of the Futuro Corporation of Philadelphia, as indicating that production for 1970 was expected to be 10,000 units. As we know those plans never came to pass.
The article includes some interesting details about costs over and above the standard $10,000 for a shell and $14,000 for a furnished unit. It adds some details on estimated shipping costs reporting that road transportation could be expected to cost $500 to $700 per 500 miles with air transport pushing the numbers up to a hefty $1000 per 100 miles though that could be expected to fall at the end of the Vietnam war when a large number of pilots and helicopters would return to civilian use. The lifespan of a Futuro is estimated at 30 years.
In among the facts and positive aspects of the Futuro the article also reports on some of the commonly reported negatives; among them doubts about the suggestion that a Futuro could accommodate eight people, the article suggests four was more reasonable, observations on the lack of storage space and inadequacies of the bathroom facilities.
All in all an interesting article and a nice addition to a Futuro collection.
Apu - #38/092068 | Purchased 082813
Futuro #001 was owned by TV celebrity Matti Kuusla
and located in Hirvensalmi
, Finland. The Futuro is now fully restored and on display to the public during the summer months at the WeeGee Exhibition Center
, Finland. See the WeeGee Futuro
page for more information on Futuro #001.
Issue 38 (092068) of the Finnish Magazine Apu
included a four page feature on Matti Kuusla and his Futuro on pages 42 to 45; Kuusla and his Futuro also feature on the cover of the magazine. The feature includes both exterior and interior photos including one rather cool photo showing Kuusla on the steps of the Futuro that we have never seen before. The magazine is in Finnish so we cannot read the article - another one on the list to get translated sometime.
(120569) of Apu also featured an article about the Futuro.
Apu - #23/070712 | Purchased 100319
Issue #23/2012 (100319) of the Finnish Magazine Apu
includes a very brief article on the Futuro. The article is accompanied by a single photo of Futuro #001
. Being in Finnish this of course is another article we cannot read and so we have added it to an ever growing list of things we need to have translated at some point (though given the timing we believe it likely the article refers to Futuro #001's recent - at the time of publication - arrival at the WeeGee Exhibition Center
Architecture From Scandinavia - 1975 | Purchased 042115
Annual magazine Design from Denmark was launched by publisher Kirsten Bjerregaard in 1967. The following year the publication was renamed Design from Scandinavia.
of the publication included a short article on the Futuro with text in three languages including English and several photographs including one very oft published photo of the Hirvensalmi Futuro (now at the WeeGee Exhibition Center
Architecture from Scandinavia, also edited by Kirsten Bjerregaard, was a "sister" publication from the Danish publishing house World Pictures. This is a copy of issue 1 of Architecture From Scandinavia which was published (according to openlibrary.org
) in 1975.
An insert at the front of the magazine indicates this copy was actually one of a limited complimentary distribution presumably designed to "market" the new publication.
The magazine text is English, Danish, French and German and pages 82-83 feature a very short article on Oy Polykem AB. The article is accompanied by a photo of the Hirvensalmi Futuro (now of course at the WeeGee Exhibition Center
) along with photos of the Casa Finlandia CF-10 Kiosk
, CF-45 Venturo
and CF-100 Service Station
Arkkitehti - #1/1969 | Purchased 040414
On page 60 of Issue 1/1969 of the prestigious and long published (since 1903) publication Arkkitehti
(or The Finnish Architectural Review) there is a short section on the Futuro House accompanied by two photographs, one an exterior shot and one an interior shot.
Arkkitehti - #4/1973 | Purchased 052017
Issue 4/1973 of the The Finnish Architectural Review or Arkkitehti
includes 2 Futuro related items.
First on page 10 there is an advertisement for the German manufacturing conglomerate Siemens
that uses a Futuro photo and then on Page 46 there is a photo of the Matsulu Futuro
during its time in Lahnajärvi.
Avotakka - May 1968 | Purchased 022716
Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka
featured the Futuro House in the May 1968 issue. We had been searching for a copy of this issue of Avotakka for several years and recently we finally managed to aquire one.
The article is the earliest magazine article we have come across and is the earliest item of any type in this collection other than a couple of press photos from April 1968 which can be found here
The article is in Finnish so we are unable to read it and as yet we have not had the time to try to get it into Google Translate but given the date and the fact that is accompanied by photos clearly taken at the Polykem plant during manufacturing it is reasonable to assume the text is also largely related to the development and early manufacture of the Futuro.
Avotakka - April 1973 | Purchased 061819
The April 1973 issue of Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka
featured a Siemens
advertisement on Page 85 that included a photo of a Futuro. The advertisement ran under the title, according to Google Translate, "A fully electrified house is a thing of the future."
The company was advertising the range of Siemens products available for use in the "modern house" and does not actually reference the Futuro in any way. Presumably the image of a Futuro was intended as a representation of the said "Modern House".
Avotakka - September 1986 | Purchased 083117
The September 1986 issue of Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka
included a graphic of the Futuro House on the cover. We are not sure but we think the cover reflects significant articles that featured in the publication over a span of years.
We have not found any mention of the Futuro House inside the magazine but we have just scanned every page for photos. Reading through the whole magazine to see if the Futuro is mentioned in the text itself would be quite the task in English; in Finnish it is not something we could even consider.
Bauwelt - #46/03 051203 | Purchased 031114
The 051203 issue (#46|03) of the German architecture publication Bauwelt
includes a four page article on the Futuro House and in particular the Berlin Futuro
The magazine is in German so we are unable to read the article but it is accompanied by some excellent photographs including a couple of awesome interior shots along with a couple of plans/diagrams reproduced from the Home/Taanila book Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday
Bo Bedre - May 1970 | Purchased 081817
(Live Better) is a Danish language monthly life-style and interior design magazine first published in March 1961.
The May 1970 issue of Bo Bedre included a four page article on the Futuro House on pages 26-29. The article was accompanied by several photos including often seen photos of a Futuro being transported by a helicopter and of the first Futuro displayed in the US at the Philadelphia International Airport along with a floor plan and several interior photos.
Building Product Guides - #36/1971 | Purchased 030419
Hudson Publishing produced the publication Building Product Guides 6 times in 1971. The Spring 1971 issue (#36) was subtitled "Vacation Homes & Leisure Living". A section titled "Quick Quarters Anywhere" included a brief article on the Futuro House which included some general information and a photo of Futuro #001
which, at the time, was located in Hirvensalmi
and is of course now located at the WeeGee Exhibition Center
in Espoo, Finland
Avotakka - 6/1975 | Purchased 011720
Issue 6/1975 of Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka
carried a multi-page article titled "1960 Luvun Lihavat Vuodet"; Google's Translation of that title appears like it might be a something of a fail as it tells us that in English the title is "The fat years of the 1960's" which just does not sound right.
Page 85 includes a single photo of a Futuro along with a very brief description.