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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Location Information

Futuro Invercargill - Nick McQuoid - 040115

Info, History, Photos

Information Update History

Update 041915

We finally have a photo of Invercargill. Unfortunately it is just a shot showing detail of some of the sections in storage but it is nevertheless a photo of this Futuro and we have added the photo to the location info section of this page above. Our thanks to Nick for sending us this photo.

Original Information 010814

Nick McQuoid, owner of two Futuros located in Rangiora, New Zealand had been looking to expand his collection. We had reported that Nick had purchased the Raglan Futuro but that proved to be incorrect with that unit actually being purchased by Tim Hoban and scheduled for a move to Christchurch early in 2014.

However despite that Nick has managed to increase his collection to three Futuros with the purchase of a newly "rediscovered" unit located in Invercargill on the south tip of New Zealand's South Island.

Nick tells us that he had been looking into a possible purchase of the Raglan unit for around $60,000; with the additional cost of transport Nick figured the total cost for the Raglan unit would have been around $75,000. Before anything came of that however Nick, in his own words, discovered:

"another Futuro in parts down South"

This Futuro had been stored disassembled in a hay barn near Invercargill for years and Nick tells us that he was able to secure it in exchange for a car and that made far more financial sense for him that pursuing the Raglan unit.

As can be seen we currently have zero photographs or additional information but Nick tells us that he will send some photos when he travels to collect and transport the Futuro from Invercargill to, presumably, Rangiora. In the meantime if you have any information on, or photos of, the Futuro please let us know.

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This photo by Nick McQuoid taken 040115.

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