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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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         ADDED 092416 | FLYGVAPENMUSEUM, LINKÖPING, SWEDEN | HOME | LOCATIONS - LIST - PREVIOUS - NEXT

         Previously located at Tönnebro 124, 820 29 Stråtjära, Sweden | 61°3'33.57"N 16°56'1.31"E & 61°3'5.62"N 16°55'58.85"E - moved June 2016
Carl Cederströms gata 2, 586 63 Linköping, Sweden | 58°24'36.18"N 15°31'27.62"E
Featured Image Flygvapenmuseum Facebook Page | Image Dated 091316
 
Google Maps | Satellite Imagery Date 051416 [Futuro Not Yet On Site]
Swedish Air Force Museum Futuro - Flygvapenmuseum - 091316  
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Notes, History & Resources
The great set of photographs below, copyright Niklas Luks, accompanied a nyhetswebben.se article published on 091216 that documents the final stage of this Futuro's multi-stage journey from atop a tower in Stråtjära to its new home at the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping. Details of previous stages of this journey along with history related to its time in Stråtjära can be found here.

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

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 2  Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 3

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 4  Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 5

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

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 7  Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 8

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 9  Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 10

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

Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 12  Swedish Air Force Futuros - Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield tO Linköping - 091216 - N Luks - 13

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

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

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

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

This Futuro then made its final road trip to Linköping on 091216; a great set of photos of this trip by Niklas Luks can be found to the left. The second Futuro currently remains on the Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield pending a public auction scheduled to start taking online bids 100316.

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

Latest Confirmed Date

This photo by Flygvapenmuseum taken 091316.

Sources & Reference

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As far as images go I am particularly interested in those that are either significantly better than the ones already on this page or show a different aspect or detail. If you own an image meeting one or both of those criteria I would love to be able to use it on this page but I will simply provide a link if that is your preference. Where permission is granted to use an image on the page appropriate attribution will be provided by means of a link to the original image, a link to a website of your choosing or both.
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