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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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         UPDATED 061117 | ADDED 071112 | HYTTESONE, NORWAY | HOME | LOCATIONS - LIST - PREVIOUS - NEXT
Hyttesone I 80, 3296 Nevlunghamn, Norway | 58°58'18.37"N 9°51'28.68"E
Featured Image By watz | CC 2.0 | Image Date 032906
 
Google Maps | Satellite Imagery Date 090811
Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway  
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Update 080913

Lars Krog shot two of my favorite photographs of this Futuro on 080213 They are displayed below with Lars' permission.

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Lars Krog 1

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Lars Krog 2



Original Images 071112

There are two great images [and at the time of writing very recent images 021712] on Flickr by Josteinsen here and here. Two additional, earlier, images by Josteinsen can be found here and here.

There is another recent image on blipfoto.com from May 2011.

The two images below are also by watz under CC 2.0 License [my thanks for making your photographs available under CC].

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Alt 1

Futuro, Hyttesone, Norway - Alt 2

At always at top right I have the Futuro in Google Maps. However in this case [and this is very rare] the imagery available in Bing Maps is actually far superior to that in Google Maps; check it out below.

 
Update 012513

In a blog post that can be found here [Norwegian | Google translation to English here] we find shots of an article published in the 120211 issue of D2 Magazine. The article, titled "Tilbake Til Fremtiden" [which Google translates to "Back To The Future"], was written by Elisabeth Sperre Alnes.

Being the Futuro obsessive you all know me to be I had to write to the magazine's publisher, Oslo based Norwegian daily newspaper Dagens Næringsliv, which distributes the weekly lifestyle magazine D2 free with the Friday edition of the newspaper to ask if there was any way to obtain copy.

Dagens Næringsliv was kind enough to respond, and also kind enough to offer to send me a copy free of charge; what is more when I asked about the cost of shipping they said don't worry about that either [and we are talking Norway to the US here!]. In a day and age when money seems to dominate everything coming across a business that simply offered to do something for me free of charge was refreshing and quite a surprise. Dagens Næringsliv - you impressed me - thank you.

As for the article it is in Norwegian so of course I cannot read it [if anyone happens to be able to translate Norwegian to English and would like to help out please let me know] but it is accompanied by some nice photos [taken by the author] which clearly show us that this Futuro has been well maintained and is in very good condition.

Photos of my copy of D2 can be found on the "Collector's Corner" page.



Original Information 071112

Other than the photographs there seems to be very little information floating about on this Futuro House. It features on the "Norway" page on FuturoHouse.com, one of the longest running Fururo sites, where there are some additional photographs and also directions to the location from T.A. Nyquist but that is about all I have been able to find so if you happen to have any additional information please let me know.

The Google Maps imagery for this area is old [040209] and while the Bing Maps imagery seems likely, based on quality, to be much later I cannot seem to find dates for Bing Maps imagery. However the photographs on Flickr [links to the left] confirm that the Futuro was still on site as at 021712.

Latest Confirmed Date

Norway - Latest Confirmation - 052517 - astrid westvangThis photorpah by astrid westvang dated 052517.

astrid's original photograph can be seen on Flickr here.


Sources & Reference

In Print - Books & Magazines
  • D2 | 120211 Issue | Pages 36-40
  • La Tekla | December 2011 Issue | Page 107

Got new, updated or corrected information or an image I could use?

I am always looking for additional information, history, details, images, videos; just about anything Futuro I guess - if you would like to contribute please use the Contact Form or email me directly.

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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