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

                   

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"Things Futuro" - My Collection Of Futuro Memorabilia, Collectibles, Books, & Magazines | Updated 111117 | Added 100112

My interest in the Futuro House quickly became my passion for the Futuro House and eventually, as I am sure my wife would say, my obsession with the Futuro House. I have now begun to collect books, magazines and other items that related to the Futuro House. This collection, as is the case with all collections, is starting off relatively small and with easy to obtain pieces but over time I hope to grow it into a collection worthy of a "Futuro Nut". Given that I will likely never have the resources to buy, transport and restore a Futuro this collection is, at least for me, the next best thing.

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The Charles Cleworth Futuro House Archive | Updated 120914 | Added 092714

The late Charles Cleworth was a long time entrepreneur and a significant investor in the Futuro House in the US. "Back in the day" Charles was the President of the Futuro Corporation Of Colorado and during the course of his involvement with the Futuro House he accumulated and stored many papers, documents, letters, plans, drawings and other items associated with the Futuro House and the Futuro Corporation Of Colorado. Charles Cleworth's family has passed this important contribution to Futuro history to TheFuturoHouse.com to be preserved and catalogued.

Go To | The Charles Cleworth Futuro House Archive

Other Archives & Collections | Added 020715

In addition to this personal collection of "Things Futuro" and The Charles Cleworth Futuro House Archive TheFuturoHouse.com is also host to a couple of other smaller collections of historical items. At this time there is one collection that is a "digital" collection of photos and other items and one "physical" collection of drawings and photographs. Over time the hope is that other collections can be located and added here to add to the Futuro "knowledge collective" and also to ensure they are preserved.

Go To | The Colquhoun Archive | The De Martini Collection

Can You Help Translate Anything?

TranslateThere are several books, magazines and other items in this collection in languages other than English. Most will likely not contain any "new" information but without knowing exactly what they contain there is no way of knowing what hidden gems of information might be in them.

If you are able and would be willing to translate an item please click the Translate icon for that item to send an email requesting high res files for the purposes of translation. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. You would receive full attribution for the translation along with a link to your own website or other url and you would also have the satisfaction of knowing your are contributing to the Futuro knowledge store here on this website.

A Note On Copyright Material

Please note that this page contains screenshots of various books, magazines and other items in my collection. Most of these items, and certainly all of the books and magazines are subject to copyright and the images are deliberately of a fairly low resolution and are used here simply to catalogue my collection and to provide you with a glimpse of what you would be getting if you chose to follow a similar path to me and purchase any of these items for yourself. If you wish to display any of this subject matter on your own website or otherwise use it please respect the publishers copyright and purchase your own copy.

If You Are Planning To Buy Any Of The Books Or Items Listed Here Please Read

This page is not designed to be advertising and I am not trying to sell you anything. However there are expenses with keeping up a website and I spend a great deal of time researching and trying to maintain this site as the most up to date and complete Futuro House resource on the web. So if, and only if, you already intend to purchase for yourself something I have in this collection please consider using the links provided here to do so if the price is right [I strongly suggest exploring other online retailers as well before making a purchase; most of the links here are to Amazon and while their prices are mostly fair they are not always the cheapest]. Doing this will not increase your cost but it will earn me a small [and it is small] commission on the sale and you know what the proverbial "they" say - every little helps!

Magazines | Updated 111117 | 103 [In addition to the items listed here more can be found in the The Charles Cleworth Futuro House Archive]

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Digital Only Magazines & Articles | Updated 020417 | 6

While this collection is primarily a collection of "physical items" it is not unreasonable in this "internet age" to also include scans and/or photos of magazine articles where I have been unable to obtain a physical copy of those magazines. If anyone has, or is aware of, a copy of any magazine included here that is for sale I would really appreciate it if you would let me know. I can be contacted by email or by using my Contact Form.
  • *** Baltimore STYLE Magazine | 2007 | Added 020417
  • Bâtiment | Volume 47 #10 | October 1972 Issue | French Canadian | Received 081016
  • La Tekla | December 2011 Issue | Spanish | Added 060416
  • MuoviPlast | January 2012 Issue | Finnish | Added 080115
  • Scan Magazine | Issue 31 | July 2011 | Added 122115
  • TEK | 4/2012 Issue | Finnish | Added 010717
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Playboy | September 1970 | Purchased 080212

The September 1970 issue of Playboy Magazine featured one of the best known articles on the Futuro House, "Portable Playhouse", and may have been, at least in part, responsible for increased interest in the Futuro House in the US during the early 1970's.

There was even a Futuro House at the Playboy Club at Lake Geneva near Janesville, WI for a year. For more information on that see A Letter To Annabelle and the Janesville Futuro.

I found my copy of this magazine on this site but there are many sites selling Playboy back issues and if you are interested this should not be hard to find.

Playboy Cover  Playboy Page 179

Playboy Page 180-181

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Cabin Life | February 2009 | Purchased 091612

In an article in the February 2009 issue of Cabin Life magazine Robin Washington, a local Wisconsin journalist, recounts a little Futuro history, a little history of his own fascination with the Futuro and also tells us a little about Drew Poggeman's "Pod Up North", a Futuro available for holiday rentals on Lake Sumach, Wisconsin.

I found my copy of this magazine on the website Kalmbach Bookstore. I just checked and they did not have it listed at the time of writing but at with most magazines, at least the ones that are not too old, a search online will likely turn up a copy if it interests you.

Cabin Life Cover  Cabin Life Page 66

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Popular Science | March 1970 | Purchased 092912

The Futuro House is one of several "Vacation Homes You Buy By Mail" discussed in an article published in the March 1970 issue of Popular Science. A photograph of Futuro 001, at the time located in Hirvensalmi, Finland and now at the WeeGee Exhibition Center, Espoo, Finland accompanies a short write up.

The article lists the cost of a "shell" at $10,000 and the cost of a fully equipped unit at $14,000. The article also includes One interesting fact I had not seen anywhere else; it states that the shell comes in 16 pieces and that "... a total of 704 pieces provides the built-in furnishings."

The "PS Buyers Guide To Vacation Homes" on Page 92 provides the following details for the Futuro House:
  • Maker | Futuro Corp, 1900 Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Primary Area | U.S. and Caribbean
  • Construction | Squat fiberglass globe
  • Form Offered | Builder-Erected, Finished
  • Remarks | Flying saucer house, furnished and carpeted, may arrive by truck, barge or helicopter
The mention of the caribbean is interesting; though there are, as we all know several Futuro Houses in the US I have to say I have never heard of one ever being in the Caribbean at any time - I guess we simply have to assume that was a failed marjeting strategy.

I found my copy of this magazine on BackIssues.com.

Popular Science 1970 Cover  Popular Science 1970 Page 90

Popular Science 1970 Page 92

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Weird N.J. | Issue #22 | May 2004 | Purchased 100312

The magazine Weird N.J. certainly lives up to it's name, I doubt there are many quite so eclectic magazines out there. Having said that it does make for an interesting read and, should you ever be visiting New Jersey, it might even provide a few pointers as to things to do and see.

Page 15 of Issue # 22 [May 2004] features three short Futuro articles accompanied by three photos:
  • A little general Futuro history along with a photo of a page from the 1971 "Last Whole Earth Catalog" which features some original sales information including advertising the Futuro for $10,000 for just the shell or $14,000 fully equipped.
  • Some historical information about the Futuro that was a part of an amusement ride at Morey's Pier from the early 1970's until the mid 1980's. That Futuro is of course now located in Greenwich, New Jersey.
  • A short piece about the Futuro located in Willingboro, New Jersey along with a photograph.
This issue of the magazine is still available for purchase on the Weird N.J. website.

Weird N.J. #22 Cover  Weird N.J. #22 Page 15

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Dwell | October/November 2004 | Purchased 100312

The October/November 2004 issue of Dwell contains a very short piece on the Pensacola Beach Futuro.

The piece is actually a reader's letter and is in response to the Futuro article in the July/August 2004 issue of Dwell. The letter is accompanied by a small photograph.

Dwell October/November 2004 Cover  Dwell October/November 2004 Page 26

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Weird N.J. | Issue #21 | October 2003 | Purchased 101512

Issue #21 [October 2003] of Weird N.J. features an interesting article on the process of transporting the Greenwich Futuro to its current location. The article is accompanied by some very cool photos of the Futuro during the journey across New Jersey.

It is interesting to note that one of the photos appears very similar to a photo in the book Weird Maryland but it is not captioned there and the Greenwich Futuro is not mentioned in the book. the photos are not identical but one [the one in the magazine] is almost certainly a cropped version of the other.

This article provides some interesting pointers as to the whereabouts of the Futuro prior to Greenwich.

This issue of the magazine is still available for purchase on the Weird N.J. website.

Weird N.J. #21 Cover  Weird N.J. #21 Page 63

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Casa Brutus | #13 | April 2001 | Purchased 101712 [Japanese]



Pages 130-131 of this issue show a version of the often seen image showing a mock up of multiple Futuros on a rocky hillside. On pages 132-133 we see several photos, some drawings and some images of Futuro models. The photos include one of the Dombai Futuro and an intriguing photo of three Futuros together in a field; one of them is marked "Futuro Bungalows". Interesting to me because "bungalow" is a term I was familiar with back when I lived in the UK and it is not a term in use here in the US [that I know of anyway].

As with all of my issues of Casa Brutus I have absolutely no idea what any of the text says. So, if anyone is able to translate from Japanese to English and would like to help out let me know. I can provide full size images for the purpose. Failing that at some point I will find someone who is in the business of translating and engage their services.

Casa Brutus #13 April 2001 Cover  Casa Brutus #13 April 2001 Pages 130-131

Casa Brutus #13 April 2001 Pages 132-133

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Casa Brutus | #19 | October 2001 | Purchased 101712 [Japanese]



On page 127 of the October 2001 issue of Casa Brutus we see a Futuro for sale. The advertised price is five million yen; at today's exchange rates that is about $62650 or about $81,650 [based on this online inflation calculator]. There is a photo of the exterior and three interior shots. The Futuro looks to be in either excellent original condition or it has been very well restored.

As with all of my issues of Casa Brutus I have absolutely no idea what any of the text says. So, if anyone is able to translate from Japanese to English and would like to help out let me know. I can provide full size images for the purpose. Failing that at some point I will find someone who is in the business of translating and engage their services.

Casa Brutus #19 October 2001 Cover  Casa Brutus #19 October 2001 Page 127

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Casa Brutus | #20 | November 2001 | Purchased 101712 [Japanese]



In this issue of Casa Brutus we again see a Futuro for sale for five million yen; not being able to read the text it is hard to know for sure but it seems highly likely this is the same on as was for sale in the previous issue of Casa Brutus [#19]. Interestingly the photo that accompanies it appears to be of the Futuro featured in Casa Brutus #16 rather than the photo that accompanied the "for sale" article in issue #19. It may well be that they are one and the same and that it was moved and made ready for sale between the two articles. Perhaps it will become more clear once I get the text translated.

As with all of my issues of Casa Brutus I have absolutely no idea what any of the text says. So, if anyone is able to translate from Japanese to English and would like to help out let me know. I can provide full size images for the purpose. Failing that at some point I will find someone who is in the business of translating and engage their services.

Casa Brutus #20 November 2001 Cover  Casa Brutus #20 November 2001 Page 76

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Casa Brutus | #29 | August 2002 | Purchased 101712 [Japanese]



Pages 32 and 34 of this issue of Casa Brutus both include well known and often used Futuro shots; they are among other photos illustarting an article entitled "Nordic Design - A Utopian Odyssey".

As with all of my issues of Casa Brutus I have absolutely no idea what any of the text says. So, if anyone is able to translate from Japanese to English and would like to help out let me know. I can provide full size images for the purpose. Failing that at some point I will find someone who is in the business of translating and engage their services.

Casa Brutus #29 August 2002 Cover  Casa Brutus #29 August 2002 Page 32  Casa Brutus #29 August 2002 Page 34

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Dwell | February 2001 | Purchased 102412

Page 92 of the February 2001 issue of Dwell includes a short paragraph on the Futuro House along with a single photo; the Futuro is featured, along with other often "futuristic" and perhaps "quirky" architectural designs in an article entitled "Electronic Cottage".

Dwell February 2001 Cover  Dwell February 2001 Page 92

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Whole Earth Catalog | Fall 1969 | Purchased 102712

The homepage on the publications website tells us that "in 1968 Stewart Brand launched an innovative publication called The Whole Earth Catalog. It was groundbreaking, enlightening, and spawned a group of later publications." On the website most of the publications are chronicled and in many cases digital full text versions are available. The purpose of the publications is explained this way:

"We are as gods and might as well get good at it. So far remotely done power and glory - as via government, big business, formal education, church - has succeeded to the point where the gross defects obscure actual gain. In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate, person power is developing - power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested. Tools that aid this process are sought and promoted by the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG."

The Whole Earth Catalog is probably not something you would sit down and read like a book but its eclectic and diverse content can be an interesting read in small doses and in among it all we find, on page 19, a short article on the Futuro House. The article is essentially a list of specifications with a couple of photos, pricing and contact information for the US Distributor.

Whole Earth Catalog Fall 1969 Cover  Whole Earth Catalog Fall 1969 Page 19

Whole Earth Catalog Fall 1969 Futuro Detail

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Science & Mechanics | January 1970 | Purchased 102812

Science and Mechanics is a cool little magazine that was started by writer, editor, inventor and entrepreneur Hugo Gernsback. Initially titled Everyday Mechanics, it became Everyday Science and Mechanics in 1931. In 1937 the name was shortened to Science & Mechanics and it was published until 1984 under that final title.

In the January 1970 issue of the magazine we find an interesting multi-page article on the Futuro House titled "Instant Leisure Home". The article is, unlike many I have seen, very forthright in its appraisal of the Futuro; among other comments criticisms were aimed at statements that the Futuro could accommodate eight people with the article suggesting four was a much more reasonable number [an idea I have to say I completely agree with], at the lack of storage, at the cost of transporting a Futuro and at the base cost per square foot. The article even described the kitchen and bathroom as being more akin to galley and head on an airplane or boat.

Perhaps the most interesting statement though relates to planned Futuro production; we read that:

"Production was recently begun in the United States, with 10,000 units scheduled to be turned out here in 1970."

As we all know reality turned out to be a radically different from that lofty and ambitious business plan.

Science & Mechanics January 1970 Cover  Science & Mechanics January 1970 Page 38

Science & Mechanics January 1970 Page 39  Science & Mechanics January 1970 Page 40  Science & Mechanics January 1970 Page 92

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The Last Whole Earth Catalog | July 1971 | Purchased 111612

The Futuro House had made an appearance in two previous issues of the iconic Whole Earth Catalog series; it can be seen in the Fall 1969 and Spring 1970 issues. The article that appeared in the two previous issues was the same but in this version of the Catalog there is a condensed version; the content that is there is the same but there is less of it.

The Last Whole Earth Catalog Cover  The Last Whole Earth Catalog Page 92

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Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 092971 | Purchased 112512 [German]



As with the 122370 Issue of Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik Achim Breiling has assisted in understanding what the Futuro related article is all about. Once again, thanks Achim.

This issue contains an article on the 1971 Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung in Lüdenscheid, Germany. The exhibition featured the Futuro along with other plastic houses of the time. The article includes one photograph of the Futuro.

I received a copy of the book Homes: Today & Tomorrow the same day as I received the two Hobby magazines and by a strange coincidence that book happens to contain a photograph I believe is from that very same exhibition that features both the Futuro and Casoni & Casoni's Rondo.

The Futuro House also featured in an article in the 101172 issue of Hobby.

Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 092971 | Cover  Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 092971 | Page 70

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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, 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.

American Home Magazine September 1969 Cover  American Home Magazine September 1969 Pages 68-69

American Home Magazine September 1969 Pages 70-71

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D2 | December 2 2011 | Received 011313 [Norwegian]



Oslo based Norwegian daily newspaper Dagens Næringsliv publishes D2, a free lifestyle magazine, each week with its Friday edition. The 120211 issue of D2 includes an article on the Norwegian Futuro House [pages 36-40].

The article, titled "Tilbake Til Fremtiden" [which Google translates to "Back To The Future"], was written by Elisabeth Sperre Alnes [Elizabeth's blog post on the article can be found here [Norwegian | Google translation to English here]. Of course I cannot read the article which is now another on the list of things I need to get translated [if you happen to be able to translate Norwegian and would like to help out let me know; I can provide hi-res images of the article for the purpose].

Despite my inability to read the article it does contain some great photos [taken by the author] and the photos clearly illustrate the fact that this Futuro is in very good condition.

I must say a huge thank you to Dagens Næringsliv; not only were they happy to send me a copy of the magazine at no charge they would not even let me pay for the shipping from Norway to the US. In this day and age where everything seems to be about money it was a surprise, and a very refreshing surprise at that, to come across a business which would do something like that; thank you again Dagens Næringsliv.

Whole Earth Catalog Fall 1970 Cover  Whole Earth Catalog Spring 1970 Page 21

Whole Earth Catalog Spring 1970 Futuro Detail

Whole Earth Catalog Spring 1970 Futuro Detail

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Design From Scandinavia | Issue 3 1970 | Purchased 042913

The annual magazine Design from Denmark was launched by publisher Kirsten Bjerregaard in 1967. The following year the publication was renamed Design from Scandinavia. Issue 3 of the publication included a short, very general, article on the Futuro House 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].

I believe this issue was published in 1970 but I am not sure; if you search on Amazon or for that matter anywhere else for issues of Design From Scandinavia the quoted publication dates for the various issues often differ. The magazine itself, at least in the case of Issue 3, does not display the publication date anywhere.

Design From Scandinavia 3 1970 Cover  Design From Scandinavia 3 1970 Pages 6-7

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Apu | Issue 38 092068 | Purchased 082813 [Finnish]



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 in Espoo, 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 I have never seen before. The magazine is in Finnish so I cannot read the article - another one on the list to get translated sometime.

Issue 49 [120569] of Apu also featured an article about the Futuro House.

Apu #38 092068 Cover  Apu #38 092068 Pages 42-43

Apu #38 092068 Pages 44-45

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Interior Design | February 2003 | Purchased 092713

Page 215 of the February 2003 issue of Interior Design Magazine features a short article along with a single photograph of the Pensacola Beach Futuro. The article never mentions the name "Futuro House"; rather it describes the structure as the "UFO House" though it does correctly attribute the design to Matti Suuronen. The article also suggests only 20 were manufactured which we know to be very understated.

Interio Design Cover  Interior Design Page 215

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Live: Music For Your Eyes | Winter 2013 Issue | Purchased 120713

Cincinnati radio station ClassX recently threw a party to celebrate the release of the Winter 2013 issue of their publication Live Magazine along with the celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Covington Futuro. The party was hosted by Covington Futuro owner Rob Detzel at the Futuro. A digital copy of the magazine, which includes an article on the Futuro starting on page 14, is available online here [it can also be downloaded as a pdf file] and there are photographs and a video in a couple of posts on the ClassX Radio Facebook Page here and here.

The article includes some great historical details along with several photos. ClassX was kind enough to send me a copy of the magazine.

Live By ClassX Radio Winter 2013 Cover  Live By ClassX Radio Winter 2013 Pages 14-15

Live By ClassX Radio Winter 2013 Pages 16-17  Live By ClassX Radio Winter 2013 Page 18

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Dwell | December 2004 Issue | Purchased 121413

Dwell Magazine - December 2004 - CoverAs a somewhat obsessive [and yes I do admit to that!] collector of all "things Futuro" I am, like most collector's, looking for the most complete collection I can accumulate given the availability of items to collect and my own resources.

However in this case I think I have managed to overstep the bounds of even my own "obsessiveness" [Is that even a word? Spell check suggests not but I like it anyway]. I read somewhere, don't recall where, that the December 2004 issue of Dwell mentioned the Futuro House and, as always, I rushed to the trusty web to find a copy. I found a copy quickly but I did not [lesson learned] confirm exactly what constituted a "mention" before proceeding to hand out my hard earned cash.

In this case even I would probably have concluded that the "mention" was insignificant enough that I did not need this magazine in my collection but, since I did not check, and instead purchased a copy here it is.

The "mention" is exactly that and no more than that. In an editorial entitled "The Future Is Now" on page 33 of the magazine the Futuro House is one of the houses included in a list of "futuristic" houses from the 20th century that the writer suggests do not illustrate how architecture will actually evolve [specifically I believe the suggestion is that "round" will not be the shape we see other than in "one offs" and "experiments"].

Thankfully the magazine was not very expensive.

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Das Haus | October 1971 | Purchased 021414 [German]



German publication Das Haus featured the 1971 IKA or "Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt" on pages 21-23 of its October 1971 issue. The IKA showcased a number of plastic and potentially portable housing units; included among them was the Futuro House. The article is in German so I am unable to read the text. It includes a single photograph of the Futuro House.

Das Haus Cover  Das Haus Page 21

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Preservation | March/April 2003 | Purchased 030514

Page 13 of the March/April 2003 issue of Preservation [The Magazine Of The National Trust For Historic Preservation] includes a short article and a photograph of Wayne Donaldson's Idyllwild Futuro. Donaldson purchased the San Diego Futuro and it was then moved to a temporary location for refurbishment prior to its final move to its current location in Idyllwild. The photograph that accompanies the article shows the Futuro at the temporary location prior to refurbishment [the Futuro is still finished in green].

Preservation Cover  Preservation Page 13

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Bauwelt | #46/03 | 051203 | Purchased 031114 [German]



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 I am 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.

Bauwelt - 46|03 051203 Cover  Bauwelt - 46|03 051203 Pages 28-29

Bauwelt - 46|03 051203 Pages 30-31

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Der Spiegel | #47 1974 | 111874 | Purchased 032014 [German]



Pages 5-58 of this issue of German magazine Der Spiegel carry an article that includes a photo of the Futuro at the 1971 Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt. The magazine is from 1974, three years after the exhibition, and is in a section titled "Bäu-Affaren" which Google Translate tells me is "Construction Affairs." It appears to be an article about either a company [or an individual] involved in the construction industry, Schmöle, that has fallen on hard times. I cannot read the article but I am assuming that Schmöle had some involvement with the IKA.

Der Spiegel 47-1974 Cover  Der Spiegel 47-1974 Page 57

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Kauniit Kodit | Issue 5 2012 | Purchased 040314 [Finnish]



Issue 5 2012 of the Finnish design magazine Kauniit Kodit or Beautiful Homes includes a very short piece on the Futuro House on page 23. The article references Futuro #001 originally located in Hirvensalmi, Finland and now on display at the WeeGee Exhibition Center, Espoo, Finland. The article is accompanied by a single exterior photograph of the Futuro as it appeared at its original location. The photograph is actually a commonly used one that has appeared in multiple books and magazines; some examples can be found here, here, here, here and here.

Kauniit Kodit Issue 5 2012 Cover  Kauniit Kodit Issue 5 2012 Page 23

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TM Rakennus-maailma | 6/12 | 070412 | Purchased 041814 [Finnish]



Issue 6/12 of Finnish magazine TM Rakennus-maailma features a multi-page article about the Futuro House on pages 96-102. The article is in Finnish so I am unable to read it but based on the subjects of the many photographs that accompany the article it appears to be about the restoration of Futuro #001 which was originally located in Hirvensalmi, Finland and is now part of the collection of the WeeGee Exhibition Center in Espoo, Finland.

Rakennus-maailma 6/12 Cover  Rakennus-maailma 6/12 Pages 96-97

Rakennus-maailma 6/12 Page 98  Rakennus-maailma 6/12 Page 100  Rakennus-maailma 6/12 Page 102

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Neo2 | #133 | May 2014 | Purchased 052314 [Spanish]



Neo2 is a Spanish language culture and style magazine produced in Madrid, Spain. In the current [at the time of writing] issue, #133 May 2014, there is a multi-page article entitled "Arquitectura Residencial Circular" or "Circular Residential Architecture." The Futuro House is mentioned briefly in the narrative of the article and there is a photograph of the Dombai Futuro on page 71.

Neo2 Issue 133 May 2014 Cover  Neo2 Issue 133 May 2014  Page 71

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Form Function Finland | #92 | 4/2003 | Purchased 060714

First published in 1980 Form Function Finland is an English language publication that features Finnish design, architecture and visual arts. The magazine is published by Design Forum Finland which is maintained by the Finnish Society for Crafts and Design.

Issue 92 [4/2003] of the publication includes an article on pages 55-57 which reviews several design and architecture books. Among the books reviewed is Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday edited by Marko Home & Mika Taanila. The article includes some narrative related to the Futuro and a brief review of the Home & Taanila book. It is accompanied by a photograph of the front cover of the book.

Form Function Finland Cover  Form Function Finland Page 56

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Riksettan | 1/2011 | Purchased 091514 [Swedish]



In the 1/2011 Issue of Swedish magazine Riksettan there are three small sections that mention the Futuro two of which are reader's letters written in response to an article on Venturo and Futuro Houses in the 1/2010 issue of Riksettan.

In a reader's letter on page 60 Martin indicates that he works at Såtenäs. He goes on to indicate that some 18 months prior he had actually been up in the Futuro there and he reports that the unit remains in good condition. He also sent a photo, included in the magazine, of the Futuro at Såtenäs which he shot the day he wrote to the magazine; presumably sometime in 2011.

In a second reader's letter on page 61 Lennart Andersson recalls how at one time his company was considering the purchase of a Futuro but that never came to fruition. He also sent a copy of the postcard which shows the Ekå Futuro referenced in the "Finnish 20" article; I feel a quest coming on - that needs to be in my collection.

Finally, on page 92, in a section of the magazine about the Venturo we find references again to the Såtenäs Futuro along with a mention of the book PreFab Houses written by Arnt Cobbers & Oliver Jahn which features a Futuro on the cover and includes a multi-page chapter on Futuro.

Riksettan 1/2011 Cover  Riksettan 1/2011 Page 60

Riksettan 1/2011 Page 61  Riksettan 1/2011 Page 92

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Mojeh Men | Issue 4 - AW14 | Purchased 091714

Mojeh Men - Issue AW14 - Cover MOJEH Magazine describes itself as a:

"... bi-monthly high fashion publication, based in Dubai, with a decadent showroom in the iconic Burj Khalifa."

MOJEH also publishes, less frequently, MOJEH Men and the Autumn/Winter 2014 issue of MOJEH Men includes a two page article on the Futuro House. Contributors to the article include Mika Taanila, director of the film Futuro - A New Stance for Tomorrow, Craig Barnes, owner of the UK Futuro, and yours truly.

Photographs accompanying the article include one of the Dombai Futuro, one of Charles Wilp's Futuro and two of Pöytyä [taken by my wife during our visit to Pöytyä on 071014].

A pdf of this article can be accessed here.

Mojeh Men - Issue AW14 - Pages 30 & 31

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Domus | #473 | April 1969 | Purchased 031815

Well respected Italian architecture and design magazine Domus was founded in 1928 and has been going strong ever since. Page 31 of the April 1969 issue of Domus features an article on the Futuro House.

The article, in Italian and English, offers some general commentary on the Futuro and is accompanied by a couple of exterior shots of Futuro #000 on the property of Jaakko Hiidenkari in Turenki, Finland, an interior shot and a small plan and elevation drawing.

Domus April 1969 Cover  Domus April 1969 Page 31

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Tekniikan Maailma | September 1968 Issue | Purchased 032715 [Finnish]



Tekniikan Maailma September 1968 - CoverThe September 1968 issue of the Finnish publication Tekniikan Maailma includes a multi-page article that references the Futuro House. Tekniikan Maailma [or "Technology World" according to Google Translate] is, according to Wikipedia "one of the leading automobile magazines ... in Finland, and the biggest all around technology magazine in Scandinavia". It was first published in 1953.

The article spans, I think, pages 58-65 and is titled "Asuntotuotanto Kuplii" or "Housing Bubbles" according to Google Translate. The magazine's cover art also features the Futuro. The article is lengthy and to date I have not had the time to type it into Google Translate so I have no idea what it says or even if it is specifically about the Futuro or more general in nature. The word Futuro itself cannot be found in the article but given the date of the magazine, September 1968, this is not surprising; as we know the Futuro first received that name following the October 1968 Finnfocus Export Fair held in London, England.

Tekniikan Maailma September 1968 | Pages 58-59

Tekniikan Maailma September 1968 | Pages 60-61

Tekniikan Maailma September 1968 | Pages 62-63

Tekniikan Maailma September 1968 | Pages 64-65

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Vintage Life | #11 | Autumn 2014 | Purchased 070615 [Japanese]



Japanese publication Vintage Life showcases all things "retro" and Issue #11 [Autumn 2014] includes a short article on the Saint-Ouen Futuro on page 173 [text in Japanese though oddly most article titles/headers are in English] accompanied by a pair of photos and a couple of small drawings.

Vintage Life #11 Autumn 2014 - Cover  Vintage Life #11 Autumn 2014 - Page 173

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Tekniikan Maailma | July 1973 Issue | Purchased 070715 [Finnish]



The July 1973 issue of the Finnish publication Tekniikan Maailma includes a multi-page article about Casa Finlandia. Tekniikan Maailma [or "Technology World" according to Google Translate] is, according to Wikipedia "one of the leading automobile magazines ... in Finland, and the biggest all around technology magazine in Scandinavia". It was first published in 1953.

The article spans pages 107-109 [thougth page 108 is just an unrelated full page ad] and includes photographs of the Futuro House [one exterior and often used photo of Futuro #001 when it was located in Hirvensalmi and one interior shot] along with a photograph and a couple of drawings of the CF-45 Venturo. The article text contains several references to Futuro but to date I have not had the time to enter it all into Google Translate to see what it actually says.

Tekniikan Maailma July 1973 Cover  Tekniikan Maailma July 1973 Page 107  Tekniikan Maailma July 1973 Page 109

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L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui | Feb/March 1970 | Purchased 080415 [Russian]



Since its founding by André Bloc in the 1930's L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, France's oldest and best known Architecture magazine, has grown to become a highly respected magazine known around the world.

The February/March 1970 issue of the magazine, #148, includes a short one page article on the Futuro House. In this rare Russian version of the original French publication [copy here] the Futuro article can be found on page 93; it includes text, a couple of photos and plans.

There are differences between the two versions of the magazine, for example the covers are different and the Futuro article is on page 95 not page 93 in the French version but other than the obvious different language the actual Futuro article appears to be the same in both magazines.

L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui Cover [Russian Version]  L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui Page 93 [Russian Version]

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La Jaune Et La Rouge | Issue #625 | May 2007 | Received 100715 [French]



La Jaune Et La Rouge [The Yellow And The Red: representing the school colors] is a monthly magazine published in Paris, France by L'Association des anciens élèves et diplômés de l'École polytechnique [The Association of former students and graduates of the School Polytechnique].

Issue #625, published May 2007, includes [pages 12 through 15] an article titled "La Défense: La vitalité d'un lieu chargé d'histoires" [La Défense: The vitality of a place full of stories]. The article includes a 1977 aerial photograph of the La Défense area of Paris in which the Saint-Ouen Futuro can be seen in front of the CNIT [Centre Des Nouvelles Industries Et Technologies]. The article does not appear to reference the Futuro in the text [though it is a long article in French and I could have missed it].

The photo covers quite a large area and the Futuro is very small and blurred but it can be made out in the image below to the right of the CNIT a little below and to the left of the center of the photo.

La Jaune Et La Rouge Issue #625 May 2007 - Cover  La Jaune Et La Rouge Issue #625 May 2007 - Page 14

La Jaune Et La Rouge Issue #625 May 2007 - Photo Detail

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Teknikens Värld | 051768 Issue | Received 100715 [Swedish]



Teknikens Värld is, according to Wikipedia, a leading motor magazine published in Stockholm, Sweden. On page 26 of the 051768 issue there is a short paragraph on Futuro accompanied by a single photo. The photo is almost certainly of a unit at the Polykem manufacturing plant based on the appearance of the photo itself and the date of publication of the article.

The Futuro, as would be expected given the date of publication, is not actually referred to as such; it is described as a "summer house".

Teknikens Varld 051768 Issue - Cover  Teknikens Varld 051768 Issue - Page 26

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The Modernist | Issue 16 Experiment | Received 101415

The Modernist - Issue 16 - Experiment - CoverThe UK based Manchester Modernist Society publication The Modernist describes itself as "a quarterly magazine about 20th century architecture & design". Issue #16 Experiment published in September 2015 includes an article on the Futuro House written by yours truly.

The article is a brief history of Futuro with a little focus on Futuro in the UK in the latter sections.

My thanks to Dan Birch and Brian M. Carr who contributed photos for the article and to Eddy Rhead who invited me to contribute to the magazine; it was a new and interesting experience.

And for the observant among you yes - there is a somewhat embarrassing typo in, of all places, the article title which sadly reads "Futoro House: Visions Of A Future Past". I would love to blame the publisher but I cannot completely do so since I traced the typo back to an initial draft I had sent "across the pond". Hopefully it does not detract too much from the article.

The Modernist - Issue 16 - Experiment - Pages 18-19

The Modernist - Issue 16 - Experiment - Pages 20-21

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Architect Magazine | December 2015 | Received 122815

Architect Magazine, 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. The full magazine can be downloaded in PDF format here.

Architect Magazine December 2015 - Cover  Architect Magazine December 2015 - Page 18

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Museo | Issue 4/2015 | Received 121115 [Finnish]



Museo magazine is published by the Finnish Museum Association and is distributed free at various museums around Finland. Issue 4/2015 of Museo includes an article on Futuro which includes an interior photo of the restored Futuro #001 located at the WeeGee Exhibiton Center and an interview with Futuro historian Marko Home and Futuro conservator Sammy Supply. The Dombai Futuro is featured on the cover. My thanks to Marko Home for sending me a copy of the magazine.

Bauwelt 44/04 111904 - Cover  Bauwelt 44/04 111904 -  Page 36

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Avotakka | May 1968 | Purchased 022716 [Finnish]



Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka featured the Futuro House in the May 1968 issue. I had been searching for a copy of this issue of Avotakka for several years and recently I finally managed to aquire one.

The article is the earliest magazine article I have come across and is the earliest item of any type in my collection other than a couple of press photos from April 1968 which can be found here and here.

The article is in Finnish so I am unable to read it and as yet I 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 manufacture of the Futuro.

Avotakka May 1968 Cover  Avotakka May 1968 Pages 44-45

Avotakka May 1968 Pages 46-47  Avotakka May 1968 Page 48

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Off Black Magazine | The Man Made Issue | Purchased 061716

London based publication Off Black Magazine describes itself as:

"... a biannual beauty, fashion, arts and culture magazine based in London. Here to provide a platform for a new generation of stylists, photographers, writers, artists and creatives to produce original and exciting work."

The "Man Made" issue published summer 2016 includes, on pages 90-91, an article titled "A Space In The Future" written by Victoria Spratt and featuring Craig Barnes and "Futuro 22".

Off Black Magazine - The Man Made Issue - Cover  Off Black Magazine - The Man Made Issue - Pages 90-91

Off Black Magazine - The Man Made Issue - Pages 92-93

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Вокруг Света | April 1985 | Added 070716 [Russian]



Update 082016

Added a print copy of this publication to replace the digital copy that I previously had.



Update 080616

I received an email from Len this past week in which he told me 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 I had not heard of before. Len tells me 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

Russian Magazine Around The Wprld Issue 2535 April 1985Вокруг Света 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. I 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 I am missing.

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Ohio Magazine | August 2016 | Received 081216

Ohio Magazine runs an ongoing feature titled "Roadside Ohio" which is self described as "Fun Finds from Across the Buckeye State". In the August 2016 issue of the publication this feature was a short article titled [at least in the print magazine] "Alien Abode" which featured the Carlisle Futuros and included input from "yours truly".

Ohio Magazine August 2016 - Cover  Ohio Magazine August 2016 - Page 96

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DIGITAL ONLY | TEK | 4/2012 | Added 010717 [Finnish]



The 4/2012 issue of Finnish academic publication TEK included a short article on Futuro #001 titled "Ensimmäinen Sarjavalmisteinen Futuro" or, according to Google Translate, "First mass-produced Futuro". The article was accompanied by a single photo.

TEK 4/2012 - Cover  TEK 4/2012 - Page 49

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Projector | Issue 29 2015 | Purchased 010717 [Russian]



Update 030417

Looks like the photo of Turenki included in the Futuro article in this magazine is actually photoshopped to show the entrance and lower viewing windows. More information can be found here.



Original Information 020417

The Russian design magazine Projector featured an article about the Futuro House in Issue 29, 2015. The article spans 6 pages and features several vintage photos including photos of Dombai and Turenki.

Futuro also features in the cover graphics [repeated on the contents page; page 2] and page 1 includes a photo/graphic that relates to the exhibition Golden Generation. Modernism in Finnish Architecture and Design that ran 111415 through 013116 at the The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Of course I have no idea what the article actually says as the text is in Russian and this has been added to the growing list of things I will have to get translated at some point. The article can also be found online here.

The Futuro House also featured in Issue 18 [2012] of Projector.

Projector Magazine Issue 29 2015 Cover  Projector Magazine Issue 29 2015 Page 1  Projector Magazine Issue 29 2015 Page 2

Projector Magazine Issue 29 2015 Pages 82-83

Projector Magazine Issue 29 2015 Pages 84-85

Projector Magazine Issue 29 2015 Pages 86-87

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Suomen Kuvalehti | 110113 Issue | Received 040417 [Finnish]



Suomen Kuvalehti is a weekly Finnish language family and news magazine published in Helsinki, Finland.

The 110113 issue includes an article on Mika Taanila on pages 64-65. Taanila of course directed the film "Futuro: A New Stance for Tomorrow" and co-edited the iconic book "Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday" along with Marko Home.

Suomen Kuvalehti 110113 - Cover  Suomen Kuvalehti 110113 -  Pages 64-65

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Arkkitehti | 4/1973 | Purchased 052017 [Finnish]



The 4/1973 issue 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.

Arkkitehti 4/73 Cover  Arkkitehti 4/73 Page 10  Arkkitehti 4/73 Page 46

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Bo Bedre | May 1970 Issue | Purchased 081817 [Danish]



Bo Bedre (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.

Bo Bedre May 1970 - Cover  Bo Bedre May 1970 - Pages 26-27

Bo Bedre May 1970 - Pages 28-29

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Avotakka | September 1986 | Purchased 083117 [Finnish]



Avotakka September 1986 CoverThe September 1986 issue of Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka included a graphic of the Futuro House on the cover. I am not sure but I think the cover reflects significant articles that featured in the publication over a span of years.

I have not found any mention of the Futuro House inside the magazine but I 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 I would even consider.

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25 Underbara Hem | Issue #2 2010 | Purchased 092117 [Swedish]



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.

25 Underbara Hem Issue 2 2010 - Cover  25 Underbara Hem Issue 2 2010 - Page 92

25 Underbara Hem Issue 2 2010 - Page 93  25 Underbara Hem Issue 2 2010 - Page 94

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Marie Claire Maison | # 496 October 2017 | Purchased 100417 [French]



The October 2017 issue [#496] of the French design publication Marie Claire Maison included an article on Utopie Plastic, an exhibition at la Friche de l'Escalette [a site on the French coast south of Marseille, France] that included, among several other structures, the display of the Futuro previously located in Mallorca. The article was accompanied by a several photos that included both exterior and interior shots of the Futuro.

Marie Claire Maison Issue 496 October 2017 - Cover  Marie Claire Maison Issue 496 October 2017 -  Page 80

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Texas Highways | October 2017 | Purchased 110917

Texas Highways, published monthly by the Texas Department of Transportation, styles itself as "the travel magazine of Texas". The October 2017 issue included a single page article on the Royse City Futuro accompanied by a single photo.

Texas Highways October 2017 - Cover  Texas Highways October 2017 - Page 89

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Vanity Fair | January 2012 | Purchased 080212

Vanity Fair's January 2012 issue featured a single page on the Los Angeles Futuro. The article is dominated by a very cool night time shot of the Futuro. The text is brief and relates a little general commentary about the Futuro House and the 2009 purchase at auction [for $50,000] of this particular Futuro by current owner Mark Haddawy.

I found my copy of this magazine on Amazon.com.

Vanity Fair Cover  Vanity Fair Page 29

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Dwell | July/August 2004 | Purchased 080812

The July/August 2004 issue of Dwell featured a two page Futuro article which included some commentary, a couple of nice though very "70's" photos along with a cool panoramic photo of the Dombai Futuro.

I happened to find a copy of this magazine on Amazon; at the time of writing it is no longer available there but a Google search will likely turn up several options if this interests you.

Dwell Cover  Dwell Page 90  DwellPage92

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Scenario | January 2011 | Purchased 091612

The January 2011 issue of Scenario Magazine featured a short article with a little general Futuro history and one image [from the book Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday]. I found my copy on E-Bay.

Scenario Cover  Scenario Pages 70-71

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CA Modern | Winter 2007 | Purchased 092912

CA Modern's Winter 2007 issue includes an excellent and detailed article about the Idyllwild Futuro. It includes some great photographs, a lot of fascinating information about the process of transporting the unit by road to its current location and much more. It also includes some interesting information on the Pensacola Beach Futuro. Probably the best and most informative magazine article I have read.

I purchased a copy from the Publishers website. Actually I purchased two - the Eichler Network store had a $12 minimum purchase and the magazine was $10 so it would not let me purchase a single copy. If anyone is interested in purchasing my extra copy or trading it for something I do not have please let me know.

CA Modern Cover  CA Modern Pages 10-11

CA Modern Pages 12-13  CA Modern Page 29

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House & Garden | September 1969 | Purchased 092912

In an article titled "What's New For Living" the September 1969 issue of House & Garden features a very short description of the Futuro that includes one of my all time favorite Futuro quotes:

"Perched high on steel tubing with a drop-down, airplane-like stair door that locks from either inside or out, Futuro is an unbreachable fortress."

If someone asked me to describe a Futuro in one word "Fortress" would not be it though I imagine if you lived in a Futuro once you locked yourself inside it was probably pretty secure.

I found my copy of this magazine on BackIssues.com.

House Garden Cover  House Garden Page 54

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Popular Science | February 1984 | Purchased 100312

The Futuro House inspired several very simlar projects over the years and one of them was the Tony Gilbert designed Aqaushel which could be described as a floating Futuro "look alike".

The February 1984 issue of Popular Science included a short article on the Aquashel. The article does not indicate whether Gilbert was inspired by the Futuro but it seems, based on the evidence, that we can assume that "beyond a reasonable doubt" [to use a term nore normally associated with the legal system].

The article tells us that Aquashel, much like Futuro, was designed for ease of production and transport, on site assembly and that it was constructed from 20 [unlike Futuro's 16] segments. Once you take that information and then take a look at a photo, for me at least, the Futuro influence is evident.

Aquashell cost between £40,000 and $60,000 so it was more costly than Futuro [though some 10 or so years later] and was designed to be located on water and not on land. There is a cool 1985 photo of the Aquashel by nancyo23 on Flickr.

Popular Science 1984 Cover  Popular science 1984 Page 67

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Weird N.J. | Issue #23 | October 2004 | Purchased 100312

Issue #23 [October 2004] of the magazine Weird N.J. features a captioned photo of the Buxton Futuro and a short article which references the two Delaware Futuros [Milton and Houston] and recounts the author's encounter with them during a trip; the article is accompanied by a photo of the Houston Futuro.

It is interesting to note that this article which references two Futuros in Delaware appears in a magazine all about New Jersey also appears in the book Weird Maryland.

This issue of the magazine is still available for purchase on the Weird N.J. website.

Weird N.J. #23 Cover  Weird N.J. #23 Page 90

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Nu: The Nordic Art Review | 1/99 | Purchased 101212

In an article on page 11 of the first issue of Nu: The Nordic Art Review Susanna Pettersson recounts a little of the history of the Futuro and reviews the Mika Taanila film "Futuro - A New Stance For Tomorrow".

The article is accompanied by a very widely published photo of Mika Taanila holding a Futuro House model. In addition there is a photo of a Futuro on a construction site, the photo looks like perhaps a new neighborhood is being constructed in an almost dessert like environment. I had never known where or when this photograph was taken; this article clears up that mystery and informs us the photo is a 1968 shot of a Futuro House in South Africa.

Nu Cover  Nu Pages 10-11

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Casa Brutus | Summer 1999 | Purchased 101712 [Japanese]



In this particular issue, Summer 1999, on pages 12-13 we see a photo of a Futuro being loaded onto a ship for transport out of Helsinki in 1969; this photo is also found in the book Home Delivery: Fabricating The Modern Dwelling; there are some additional photos on page 31.

As with all of my issues of Casa Brutus I have absolutely no idea what any of the text says. So, if anyone is able to translate from Japanese to English and would like to help out let me know. I can provide full size images for the purpose. Failing that at some point I will find someone who is in the business of translating and engage their services.

Casa Brutus Summer 1999 Cover  Casa Brutus Summer 1999 Page 31

Casa Brutus Summer 1999 Pages 12-13

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Casa Brutus | #16 | July 2001 | Purchased 101712 [Japanese]



A large photo of a Futuro in a heavily wooded landscape covers pages 116-117 of this issue. As best you can tell from the photo it is a shell and not furnished, some of the windows are also missing. On the following two pages we see several interior shots, likely not the Futuro featured on the previous pages along with a small photo of a Futuro on some sort of work site, perhaps in process of either being placed or removed.

There is also a small photo of what looks like it may be from the Shinto Ceremony that took place at the time of the construction of Japan's first Futuro in Karuizawa. Footage of this ceremony is one of the extras on the DVD of the Mika Taanila film "Futuro: A New Stance for Tomorrow" that accompanies the book "Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday" edited by Marko Home and Mika Taanila.

As with all of my issues of Casa Brutus I have absolutely no idea what any of the text says. So, if anyone is able to translate from Japanese to English and would like to help out let me know. I can provide full size images for the purpose. Failing that at some point I will find someone who is in the business of translating and engage their services.

Casa Brutus #16 July 2001 Cover  Casa Brutus #16 July 2001 Pages 116-117

Casa Brutus #16 July 2001 Pages 118-119

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Casa Brutus | #21 | December 2001 | Purchased 101712 [Japanese]



In the December 2001 issue we find an eight page photo feature. It is titled in English "2001: A Futuro Odyssey"; presumably a play on Stanley Kubbrick's classic 1968 movie "2001; A Space Odyssey". There is a little text on one of the pages but of course I have no idea what it says.

On page 86 there is a photo of a Futuro that appears to be in excellent condition accompanied by a very short write up.

As with all of my issues of Casa Brutus I have absolutely no idea what any of the text says. So, if anyone is able to translate from Japanese to English and would like to help out let me know. I can provide full size images for the purpose. Failing that at some point I will find someone who is in the business of translating and engage their services.

Casa Brutus #21 December 2001 Cover  Casa Brutus #21 December 2001 Page 86

Casa Brutus #21 December 2001 Pages 76-77

Casa Brutus #21 December 2001 Pages 78-79

Casa Brutus #21 December 2001 Pages 80-81

Casa Brutus #21 December 2001 Pages 82-83

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Whole Earth Catalog | Spring 1970 | Purchased 102712

This was the second of two issues of The Whole Earth Catalog I purchased; the other was the Whole Earth Catalog | Fall 1969 Issue and there is a little background on the publication in the narrative for that issue so I will not repeat it here.

In this issue there is a short article on the Futuro House on page 21. The article is essentially a list of specifications with a couple of photos, pricing and contact information for the US Distributor. The article in this issue is almost identical to the one found on page 19 of the Whole Earth Catalog | Fall 1969 Issue.

Whole Earth Catalog Fall 1970 Cover  Whole Earth Catalog Spring 1970 Page 21

Whole Earth Catalog Spring 1970 Futuro Detail

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New Scientist | June 2007 | Purchased 103012

On pages 56 and 57 of the June 2007 issue of New Scientist we find a brief history of the Futuro House. Though rather general in nature and lacking in any real details the article is nevertheless an interesting read and tracks the Futuro from inception to initial interest and promising future, subsequent failure and then all the way through to its place in the world of the 2000's.

New Scientist June 2007 Cover  New Scientist June 2007 Pages 56-57

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Cranes Today | September 2011 | Purchased 103012

The September 2011 issue of Cranes Today Magazine includes an article on the 2010 transport of the Vlotho Futuro to its current location in Witten.

The Futuro was moved by the German Firm August Alborn who received an award from ESTA [the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes] for the move. After considering and subsequently discounting disassembly for road transport and air transport the company settled on moving the Futuro by road in a fully assembled state.

Cranes Today September 2011 Cover  Cranes Today September 2011 Page 40

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Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 122370 | Purchased 112512



I recently obtained a copy of this issue of Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik along with the 092971 issue from E-Bay Germany with the assistance of Achim Breiling who kindly acted a "middleman" and purchased the magazines on my behalf and then shipped them to the US. Thanks Achim.

I do not understand the article of course, I will get a translation at some point, but Achim tells me that the article is a general article about prefabricated houses, how to buy one and how to prepare the land to place it on. There are two photos of the Futuro; one is a photo of the Hirvensalmi Futuro [now in Espoo] and the other is an interior shot.

The article also mentions that the Futuro could be purchased for 58750 DM from Neckermann [German | English translation by Google here], one of Germany's oldest Mail Order companies.

The Futuro House also featured in an article in the 101172 issue of Hobby.

Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 122370 | Cover  Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 122370 | Pages 80-81

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Christie's Magazine | December 2007 | Purchased 120712

Few auction houses have the prestige of Christie's and in 2007 a Futuro House was sold at auction by Christie's. The sale, titled "20th Century Art And Design", was held at Christie's in Paris on 112707. The Futuro House was expected to sell for somewhere in the range 150,000 to 180,000 Euros; it actually came in a little under that at a reported 140,000 Euros. Christie's website allows you to access the results of past auctions but searching this sale for the Futuro lot comes up empty; not sure why that would be.

The December 2007 issue of Christie's Magazine includes a two page article on the Futuro House; though dated December it was clearly published earlier than that since the article talks about the "upcoming" November 27th auction. Interestingly it features a photograph of the Futuro displayed at MUDAM earlier that year and this text:

"The rare Futuro house to be offered in the upcoming 27 November sale in Paris was the highlight of the exhibition "Tomorrow Now - When Design Meets Science Fiction" at the brand-new Luxembourg MUDAM museum for modern art this summer."

This text is a little ambiguous; it could be interpreted as meaning that "a" Futuro was displayed at MUDAM or "the" Futuro that is offered for sale was displayed at MUDAM. Until recently I had always thought that the Futuro at MUDAM was the Saint-Ouen Futuro but recent information suggests it is more likely to have been the Belgian Futuro and I believe the article is simply using the MUDAM exhibition as an example of a Futuro for the article.

As to which Futuro was sold at auction by Christie's; I have always thought it was the Saint-Ouen Futuro and I still do [articles such as this one on YLI talk about the Futuro being sold to a European collector which matches what we know about the Saint-Ouen Futuro] though there are some potentially conflicting dates in various documents and a video that can be found on the Saint-Ouen Futuro page.

Christie's Magazine December 2007 Cover  Christie's Magazine December 2007 Pages 84-85

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Weird N.J. | Issue #36 | May 2011 | Purchased 121512

The May 2011 issue of the magazine Weird N.J. contains a very short article about the Greenwich Futuro on page 9. The article is reader submitted and is accompanied by a single photo.

Weird N.J. Issue 36 May 2011 Cover  Weird N.J. Issue 36 May 2011 Page 9

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EMMA | Summer 2012 | Purchased 122312

EMMA is a magazine published by the Espoo Museum Of Modern Art and the summer 2012 issue contains an article on the Futuro on pages 14 and 15. The article recounts the emergence of the Futuro into the world of contemporary art in the 1990's; a movement largely initiated by the use of Futuro 000, the original prototype, as a part of "The Eagle Has Landed" exhibit at the Radar Exhibition in Kotka, Finland during the summer of 1990.

EMMA Summer 2012 Cover  EMMA Summer 2012 Pages 14-15

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Curve | Issue 40 2012 | Purchased 020713

Issue 40 of the Australian magazine Curve: The Industrial Design Magazine published in 2012 included a two page article on the WeeGee Futuro. The article text is general and reveals nothing new about the Futuro but the photos that accompany the article include a couple of nice shots.

There is also a review of the definitive Futuro book "Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday" edited By Marko Home & Mika Taanila on page 63.

Curve Issue 40 2012 Cover  Curve Issue 40 2012 Pages 16-17

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Projector | Issue 18 2012 | Purchased 042713 [Russian]



The Russian design magazine Projector featured an article about the Futuro House in Issue 18, 2012. The article spans 6 pages and features several photos. Of course I have no idea what the article actually says as the text is in Russian and this has been added to the growing list of things I will have to get translated at some point. The article can also be found online here.

One interesting take away from this article is a photo of a brochure which lists IFO Promotions as a contact for Futuro House information. I know very little about this companies involvement with the Futuro House; the only previous reference I have seen to it was in an answer by Karen Samples of the Cincinnati Enquirer to a readers question about the Covington Futuro.

I want to extend a big thank you to Mitya Kharshak, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Projector Magazine, for sending me a copy of this issue of the publication.

The Futuro House also featured in Issue 29 [2015] of Projector.

Projector Magazine Issue 18 2012 Cover  Projector Magazine Issue 18 2012 Pages 56-57

Projector Magazine Issue 18 2012 Pages 58-59

Projector Magazine Issue 18 2012 Pages 60-61

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Apu | Issue 49 120569 | Purchased 082813 [Finnish]



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 I cannot read and have added to the growing list of things I need to have translated at some point.

Issue 38 [092068] of Apu also contains a Futuro House article.

Apu #49 120569 Cover  Apu #49 120569 Pages 44-45

Apu #49 120569 Pages 46-47

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L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui | Feb/March 1970 | Purchased 092713 [French]



Since its founding by André Bloc in the 1930's L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, France's oldest and best known Architecture magazine, has grown to become a highly respected magazine known around the world.

The February/March 1970 issue of the magazine, #148, includes a short one page article on the Futuro House. The article can be found on page 95 and includes text, a couple of photos and plans.

There is also a Russian version of this magazine [copy here]. There are differences between the two versions, for example the covers are different and the Futuro article is on page 93 not page 95 in the Russian version but other than the obvious different language the actual Futuro article appears to be the same in both magazines.

L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui Cover  L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui Page 95

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Purple Fashion Magazine | Issue 20 Fall/Winter 2013/14 | Purchased 110913

Purple Fashion Magazine Volume III Issue 20 Fall/Winter 2013/14 - CoverI had always thought that the Los Angeles Futuro was the one that had been located in Bailey, Colorado until 2009 based on timing and photographic evidence but I could not be sure.

In an interview on page 420-423 of Volume III Issue 20 [Fall/Winter 2013/14] of the French Fashion Magazine Purple Magazine the owner Mark Haddawy confirms that his Futuro is indeed the Bailey one. Mark indicates he has spent the last four years restoring the unit after buying it in a [2009] "design auction".

The interview can be found here. The relevant question and answer reads as follows:

"OLIVIER ZAHM - Can you tell us about the '70s bubble house?
MARK HADDAWY - Matti Suuronen designed the Futuro house in 1968. I bought it in a design auction and had it moved to Los Angeles from Colorado. I've spent the last four years restoring it.
"

The interview is also accompanied by a couple of photographs that show the Futuro located on the hill behind the John Lautner designed Willis Harper House.

Purple Fashion Magazine Volume III Issue 20 Fall/Winter 2013/14 | Pages 420-421

Purple Fashion Magazine Volume III Issue 20 Fall/Winter 2013/14 | Pages 422-423

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Eigen Huis & Interieur | June 2011 | Purchased 021414 [Dutch]



The June 2011 issue of the Dutch magazine Eigen Huis And Interieur features an article on the Futuro House on page 40. While the text is Dutch there is mention of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen which acquired and restored Futuro #000 and then in 2011 first displayed the restored unit to the public. Given that this is a Dutch magazine and a 2011 issue it is reasonable to assume that the article relates to the museum and its Futuro exhibition. The article features a photograph of the Dombai Futuro.

Eigen Huis & Interieur Cover  Eigen Huis & Interieur Page 40

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Private | Issue #17 1970 | Purchased 022114

Private 17 - Cover Private Magazine was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 1965 as the world's first full-color hardcore magazine by Berth Milton, Sr.

The 1970 Issue 17 included a 22 page story titled "The Goddesses Of Galaxia" about the [not unsurprisingly given the nature of the publication] sexual exploits of some rather attractive and very human looking aliens on Earth. A Futuro House is their "spaceship" and provides the backdrop for the "action".

The photography that accompanies the story is almost all entirely unsuitable for this website but a couple of pages are acceptable for display here and are shown below.

Private 17 | 1

Private 17 | 2

Private 17 | 3

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Der Spiegel | #49 1971 | 112971 | Purchased 032014 [German]



In 1971 an exhibition that featured many portable and plastic house designs took place in Lüdenscheid, Germany. The Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt or IKA included a Futuro House. This issue of German magazine Der Spiegel includes an article on the IKA on page 177; there are several photos including one interior shot.

Der Spiegel 49-1971 Cover  Der Spiegel 49-1971 Page 177

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Paris Match | Issue #3078 | 051508 | Purchased 040214 [French]



Long running French Lifestyle magazine Paris Match covers national and international news, local events, celebrity lifestyles and much more. Issue #3078 from 051508 contains a short article on the Saint-Ouen Futuro accompanied by a single photograph. Given the date of the magazine the photograph must have been taken shortly after the Futuro was restored.

Paris Match Issue 3078 Cover  Paris Match Issue 3078 Page 136

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Arkkitehti | 1/1969 | Purchased 040414 [Finnish]



Ark1 or Arkkitehti Issue 1/1969 is actually collectible and significant in its own right as it was the first issue of the publication. Arkkitehti or The Finnish Architectural Review is still going strong some 45 years later and has become a prestigious publication. On page 60 of the inaugural issue there is a short section on the Futuro House accompanied by two photographs, one an exterior shot and one an interior shot.

Kauniit Kodit Issue 5 2012 Cover  Kauniit Kodit Issue 5 2012 Page 23

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Craft Horizons | Vol 29 No 1 | Jan/Feb 1969 | Purchased 042114

In 1941 the American Craft Council started to publish a newsletter for its members. The newsletter evolved into the magazine Craft Horizons [first published May 1942 and then renamed American Craft in 1979; it continues to be published to this day]. Volume 29 Issue 1 of Craft Horizons published January/February 1969 contains a four page article entitled "The Plastics of Architecture." There is no mention of the Futuro House in the text of the article but it is accompanied by a photograph of a Futuro House. The photo is of Futuro #001 now located at the WeeGee Exhibition Center in Espoo, Finland but at the time located in Hirvensalmi, Finland.

craft_horizons Cover  craft_horizons Page 17

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Domus | #861 | Jul/Aug 2003 | Purchased 052414

Well respected Italian architecture and design magazine Domus was founded in 1928 and has been going strong ever since. In the "Review" section [pages 2-3] of July/August 2003 issue [#861] there is an article about the Futuro House which is part history and part review of the Home & Taanila book Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday. The article is presented in Italian and English and is accompanied by a photo of the Dombai Futuro.

Page 1 of the "Review" section includes a very small photo of a Futuro at a location I do not immediately recognize; I think it might be Futuro #000 at the 2000-2001 "Vision & Reality - Conceptions Of The 20th Century" exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark from an angle I have not seen before but I am not sure. Check it out here; perhaps you can identify it!

Domus Cover  Domus Page 3

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Riksettan | 1/2010 | Purchased 090114 [Swedish]



The 1/2010 Issue of Swedish magazine Riksettan includes an eight page article on Futuro and Venturo Houses. Several Futuros are mentioned in the text and there are photographs of the Aland Islands, Orebro and Wanli Futuros.

The article is largely the generic and standard Futuro commentary but there are a couple of interesting items. Among them this paragraph translated to the best of Google Translate's ability.

"A Futuro became office in Solna. In Düsseldorf, Germany, it was used as the youth farm, on the Black Sea as homes, offices in England and in New Jersey (USA) as a bank."

The mention of Dusseldorf is interesting, I am aware of Charles Wilp's Futuro [now destroyed] that was located in Wittlaer, Düsseldorf but not of another unit in that area. The Black Sea reference is almost certainly to the units purchased by Sputnik and the bank reference to New Jersey likely refers to the unit now in Willingboro, NJ. The reference to units used as offices in England is also intriguing; I am aware of only a single unit in the UK, the now lost Todmorden Futuro, yet this uses the term "offices". I would probably have ignored that except for the coincidence of another reference to possible multiple Futuros in England coming up this week; see the Todmorden Futuro page for details.

It is the Solna reference that is most interesting and there is other information relevant to this; the article also includes this photo and there is a suggestion that the Futuro in the photo is the one now located in Orebro and therein lies a "new" Futuro mystery. For more details see the "Finnish 20".

Riksettan 1/2010 Cover  Riksettan 1/2010 Pages 80-81

Riksettan 1/2010 Pages 82-83

Riksettan 1/2010 Pages 84-85

Riksettan 1/2010 Pages 86-87

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Avotakka | May 1969 | Purchased 100914 [Finnish]



Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka featured the Futuro House in the May 1969 issue. This is yet another item added to my growing list of items that I will have to get translated at some point.

Futuro #001, at the time located in Hirvensalmi, Finland and now located at the WeeGee Exhibition Center in Espoo, 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.

Avotakka May 1969 Cover  Avotakka May 1969 Page 71

Avotakka May 1969  Pages 4-5

Avotakka May 1969  Pages 6-7

Avotakka May 1969  Pages 28-29

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Architecture From Scandinavia | Issue 1 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. Issue 3 of the publication included a short, very general, article on the Futuro House 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.

Architecture From Scandinavia 1 1975 Cover  Architecture From Scandinavia 1 1975 Pages 82-83

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Our State Magazine | May 2015 Issue | Purchased 050415

The stated mission of the North Carolina publication Our State Magazine [first published in 1933 as "The State"]:

"is to reflect the beauty of North Carolina, to tell the stories of its amazing people and its remarkable history, and to suggest wonderful places to visit."

Following the "places to visit" theme the May 2015 issue of Our State Magazine features a two page photo of the Frisco Futuro and notes that it is the second most photographed destination on the Outer Banks.

Our State Magazine May 2015 - Cover  Our State Magazine May 2015 - Pages 108-109

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Glory Days | #10 | The Home Issue | Purchased 070115

Issue #10, "The Home Issue", of New Zealand vintage lifestyle magazine Glory Days features a nice six page Futuro article. The article focuses on the history of the Futuro, primarily as it relates to New Zealand, and on Nick McQuoid and the pair of Futuros he is in process of restoring in Rangiora, on New Zealand's South Island.

Glory Days - The Home Issue - Summer 2015 Cover  Glory Days - The Home Issue - Summer 2015 Pages 56-57

Glory Days - The Home Issue - Summer 2015 Pages 58-59

Glory Days - The Home Issue - Summer 2015 Pages 60-61

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DIGITAL ONLY | MuoviPlast | January 2012 | Added 080115 [Finnish]



MuoviPlast is a magazine published by the Finnish Plastics Association. The January 2012 issue of the publication includes an article about Futuro #001 and its restoration prior to being installed at WeeGee Exhibition Center in Espoo, Finland.

The article also references the company Ekin Muovi which was involved [I believe] in the restoration of Futuro #001 [Ekin Muovi was also involved in the 2001 project to restore the Futuro now located in Kauhava and then transport and display it at the 7th International Istanbul Biennial in the grounds of the Ottoman Mint at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey].

Photos accompanying the article include a number of shots of the Futuro during restoration that I imagine would have been taken at the Ekin Muovi shop prior to the unit being moved to WeeGee.

MuoviPlast January 2012

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Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 101172 | Purchased 100715

Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik | 101172 | CoverUpdate 101015

Despite the fact I already had a copy of the article from this magazine the "collector" in me rather than the Futuro enthusiast prompted me to want to add a copy of the actual magazine to my collection and I have now been able to do that.



Update 100415

Thanks to some information from Achim Breiling [thanks Achim] the magazine from which this article comes has been identified; it is from the 101172 issue of the German magazine Hobby: Das Magazin der Technik. The Futuro featured in articles in two other issues of Hobby; the 122370 issue and the 092971 issue.



Original Information 092015

I know next to nothing about this item I picked up recently. It is a multi-page article from an unknown German publication titled "Wohnen in Kunststoff: vorerst noch nicht" or "Living in plastic: for the time being not yet". The article references Futuro and includes a small photo and floor plan.

If anyone is able to identify the publication please let me know. As always I can be contacted by means of this sites Contact Form or directly by email.

Unknown German Publication - Unknown Date - Pages 49-50

Unknown German Publication - Unknown Date - Pages 51-52

Unknown German Publication - Unknown Date - Pages 53-54

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Film Comment | Vol 41/3 | May/June 2005 | Purchased 101012

Published by the Film Society Of Lincoln Center and founded in 1962, Film Comment magazine features reviews and analysis of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world.

The May/June 2005 issue [Vol 41/3] features a review of some of Finnish director Mika Taanila's work. The article is titled "Picture-Perfect Future and sub-titled "The strange time-warp explorations of Finnish filmmaker Mika Taanila". Among the works reviewed is the iconic documentary Futuro: A New Stance for Tomorrow. The article is accompanied by a photo of the Dombai Futuro.

Film Comment 41/3 - May/June 2005 - Cover  Film Comment 41/3 - May/June 2005 - Pages 12-13

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Bauwelt #40/71 | 100471 Issue | Purchased 101415 [German]



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 I am unable to read it and 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 40/71 100471 - Cover  Bauwelt 40/71 100471 -  Pages 1596-1597

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Bauwelt #44/04 | 111904 Issue | Purchased 121115 [German]



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.

Bauwelt 44/04 111904 - Cover  Bauwelt 44/04 111904 -  Page 36

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DIGITAL ONLY | Scan Magazine | Issue 31 | July 2011 | Added 122115

The July 2011 issue [#31] of UK based publication Scan Magazine included a feature on Futuro #000 on page 67. Specifically the feature reports on the display of Futuro #000 at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands and includes comments from Matti Suuronen made during a visit to the exhibition. A PDF version of the magazine can be downloaded here.

Scan Magazine Isue 31 July 2011 - Cover  Scan Magazine Isue 31 July 2011 - Page 67

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N By Norwegian | #36 December 2015 | Purchased 122115

Norwegian Airlines in flight magazine N By Norwegian featured a very short piece on Craig Barnes' "Futuro 22" on page 14 of its December 2015 issue.

N By Norwegian - December 2015 - Cover  N By Norwegian - December 2015 - Page 14

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Mobilisti | 2/2006 Issue | Received 122815 [Finnish]



The 2/2006 issue of Finnish automotive magazine Mobilisti included a two page feature on the collection of which the Kauhava Futuro is a part. That very impressive collection also includes two other Futuro building; a CF-10 Kiosk and a CF-45 Venturo.

The collection also includes at least one vintage automobile which might explain this article appearing in an automotive magazine.

Mobilisti - 2/2006 - Cover  Mobilisti - 2/2006 -  Pages 26-27

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DIGITAL ONLY | La Tekla | December 2011 | Added 060416 [Spanish]



The December 2011 issue of Spanish language publication La Tekla includes a multi page article entitled "Arquitectura UFO". The article is a "top ten" list with the Nevlunghamn Futuro appearing on page 107 at Number 3 in the list. The publication can be found online on issuu.com or a PDF version can be downloaded here.

La Tekla December 2011 - Cover  La Tekla December 2011 - Cover

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Architektur & Wohnen | 3/2008 Issue | Received 070616 [German]



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 I see photos of Cora's Futuro I am amazed at its awesome condition.

Architektur & Wohnen - 3/2008 - Cover  Architektur & Wohnen - 3/2008 -  Pages 112-113

Architektur & Wohnen - 3/2008 -  Pages 114-115

Architektur & Wohnen - 3/2008 -  Page 116  Architektur & Wohnen - 3/2008 -  Page 118

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DIGITAL ONLY | Bâtiment | October 1972 | Received 081016 [French]



The October 1972 issue [Volume 47 #10] of Montreal based French Canadian publication Bâtiment included an interesting article on Canadian Futuro manufacturing. More information can be found here.

My thanks to Len at futurohouse.com for finding and sharing this .pdf article.

Batiment October 1972 - Cover  Batiment October 1972 - Page 24

Batiment October 1972 - Page 25  Batiment October 1972 - Page 30

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X Magazin | Issue 1/1972 | Purchased 102216 [German]



In 1971 an exhibition that featured many portable and plastic house designs took place in Lüdenscheid, Germany. Among the structures displayed at the Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt or IKA was a Futuro.

Issue 1/1972 of German publication X Magazin für Naturwissenschaft und Technik [X Magazine for Natural Science and Technology] included an article on the IKA on pages 44 through 47; the article is accompanied by multiple photos including one exterior and one interior Futuro shot along with a shot featuring multiple structures that includes a Futuro [a print of that photo from the Baltimore Sun archives can be found here].

X Magazin 1/1972 Cover  X Magazin 1/1972 Pages 44-45

X Magazin 1/1972 Pages 46-47

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Sleek | #51 | Autumn 2016 | Purchased 010717

The Autumn 16 issue [#51] of Berlin based fashion magazine Sleek includes an article about the retirement of Willie Walters, director of the fashion program at Central St. Martins. Craig Barnes "Futuro 22" is, at the time of writing, located on the Central St. Martins campus in London and one of the photos that accompanies the article shows Willie Walters standing out front of the Futuro.

Sleek Magazine Autumn 2016 - Cover  Sleek Magazine Autumn 2016 - Page 116

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DIGITAL ONLY | Baltimore STYLE Magazine | 2007 | Added 020417

Baltimore STYLE Magazine 2007 CoverI received an email recently from Suzin Boddiford with this photo attached.

Suzin told me that back in 2007 she produced a fashion shoot for Baltimore STYLE Magazine at the Milton, DE Futuro.

Right now all I have is this photo which shows the cover of the magazine [which does show the Futuro] and I am working on tracking down a copy; be nice to be able to see the article and the remaining photographs.

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Suomen Kuvalehti | 061512 Issue | Received 040417 [Finnish]



Suomen Kuvalehti is a weekly Finnish language family and news magazine published in Helsinki, Finland.

The 061512 issue contains a brief article on page 65 titled "Luomalle muotoilu-Helsonkiin" which briefly mentions the Futuro. There are no photos.

Suomen Kuvalehti 061512 - Cover  Suomen Kuvalehti 061512 -  Page 65

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Suomen Kuvalehti | 013015 Issue | Received 040417 [Finnish]



Suomen Kuvalehti is a weekly Finnish language family and news magazine published in Helsinki, Finland.

In the 110113 issue on page 64-65 there is an article titled "Minimalismin murtajat" which briefly mentions Futuro and Matti Suuronen. There are no photos.

Suomen Kuvalehti 013015 - Cover  Suomen Kuvalehti 013015 -  Page 63

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Odda | #12 - Spring/Summer 2017 Unexpected Perceptions | Purchased 041517

Odda - Issue 12 - Unexpected Perceptions - CoverIssue 12 [5th Anniversary Edition - Spring/Summer 2017] of bi-annual fashion publication Odda is a "monster" of a magazine close to 2" thick. The issue is titled "Unexpected Perceptions".

It includes a 12 page article featuring Futuro #13 in Berlin. The article is not in any way about the Futuro House and there is no information relating to the Futuro House; rather the Futuro is simply a cool backdrop for a fashion shoot.

Odda - Issue 12 - Unexpected Perceptions - Article 1

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Neuvostoliitto | Issue #12 (347) 1985 | Purchased 092117 [Finnish]



As far as I can ascertain Neuvostoliitto was a Finnish language Soviet propaganda magazine. Issue 12 of 1985 [#347] included a photo of the Dombai Futuro on the back cover. There does not appear to be any mention of the Futuro inside the publication.

Neuvostoliitto Issue 12 1985 - Cover  Neuvostoliitto Issue 12 1985 -  Back Cover

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Florida Travel & Life | February 2009 | Purchased 100717

Florida Travel & Life magazine was published by the Bonnier Corporation; as far as I can tell they no longer publish a print magazine though they continue to publish content online.

The February 2009 issue of the publication included a short write up on the Pensacola Beach Futuro along with a nice photo.

Florida Travel & Life February 2009 - Cover  Florida Travel & Life February 2009 -  Page 96

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