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.





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Location Information

Swedish Air Force Museum Futuro - Flygvapenmuseum - 091316



Info, History, Photos


Update 020219

Looks like work on refurbishing this Futuro is now well underway; ronnyvld shared a couple of photos of the work in progress on Instagram recently and was kind enough to send a couple more to us via email. We are thinking she will be truly awesome once the work is complete.

Futuro - Linköping - Instagrm & Emailed - Jan 19 - ronnyvld - 1

Futuro - Linköping - Instagrm & Emailed - Jan 19 - ronnyvld - 2

Futuro - Linköping - Instagrm & Emailed - Jan 19 - ronnyvld - 3

Futuro - Linköping - Instagrm & Emailed - Jan 19 - ronnyvld - 4

Futuro - Linköping - Instagrm & Emailed - Jan 19 - ronnyvld - 5

Update 050518

This is the first photo we have come across showing progress/work on this Futuro. It was posted to Instagram 050318 by ronnyvld.

Futuro - Linköping - Instagrm - 050318 - ronnyvld

Update 111117

This short video clip of the interior of this Futuro was posted to Instagram 110717 by The Swedish Air Force Museum.


Original Information 092416

On 091216 one of two Futuros previously located on a Swedish Air Force bombing range in Stråtjära arrived at the Flygvapenmuseum, the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping where it will be restored and then used as a conference room.

The Futuros at Stråtjära were two of three purchased by the Swedish Air Force from Polykem in the 1970's; the third is located on Satenas Air Force Base. These units were heavily modified; in particular they had 7 oversize windows instead of the standard 16 around the circumference of the structure and the means of entry was by ladder directly through the center of the base of the unit instead of the normal door/step unit.

The two Futuros were removed from the 14 meter tall towers upon which they were mounted on 042116 and began a multi-stage journey by both road and water to new locations. That journey saw a road trip from Stråtjära to the Port of Norrsundet on 060216, a trip by barge to Norrköping on 062016 and then a second road trip to the Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield on 070616.

This Futuro then made its final road trip to Linköping on 091216. This stage of the journey was documented by Niklas Luks in a nyhetswebben.se article published on 091216. The article was accompanied by the great set of photos seen below copyright Niklas Luks.

The second Futuro currently remains on the Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield pending a public auction scheduled to start taking online bids 100316.

Information, history and photographs relating to this Futuro prior to its arrival in Linköping can be found here.

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 1

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 2

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 3

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 4

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 5

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 6

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 7

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 8

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 9

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 10

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 11

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 12

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 13

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 14

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