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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Pinned 043013 | Matti Suuronen Passes 041613

Today brings very sad news in the "Futuro" world. Architect Matti Suuronen has died at the age of 79. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends. He will be missed but his legacy lives on.

Suuronen's passing is reported this morning in an article in the Helsinki based newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

The following is a rough translation of the article [based on a Google translation]

"Futuro house architect Matti Suuronen died in Espoo, Finland, 16 April 2013. He was born 1933, and at his death was 79 years old. Suuronen was a pioneer in the processing of reinforced plastic for construction, the best known example was the ellipse-shaped Futuro, which he designed in 1968. Less than a hundred pieces of the spacecraft looking Futuro were built, of which five have survived (in Finland - our addition). One of them is the collection of the WeeGee Exhibition Centre."

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