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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 122416 | ADDED 093011 | KVISTGÅRD, DENMARK | HOME | LOCATIONS - LIST - PREVIOUS - NEXT
Egeskovvej 12, 3490 Kvistgård, Denmark | 55°59'34.55"N 12°30'12.79"E
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Update 031515

These three exterior photos are courtesy of owners Løgstrup.

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Photo By Owners 1

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Photo By Owners 2

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Photo By Owners 3

The two interior shots below are from a newsletter published by the Fredensborg local branch of the Nordic Association. The PDF file from which they came contains a link to their website but this is not, at the time of writing, accessible. If anyone knows the correct website please let me know; I would like to confirm that it is OK for me to display these photos here.

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Interior Shot 1 From Foreningen Norden

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Interior Shot 1 From Foreningen Norden



Update 050513

The two pictures below were taken by Kristian Mollenborg 092408 and are displayed here under CC 2.0 terms; the first is a cool external shot and the second an interior shot which shows the Futuro configured for use as Løgstrup's employee canteen

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Photo By Kristian Mollenborg

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Photo By Kristian Mollenborg



Original Information 093011

This video is actually documenting the history and renovation of the Saint Ouen Futuro that was located at La Défense, Paris in the 1970's but it does feature a couple of shots of this double Futuro right at the end [4:35] following the teasing heading "The adventure continues in 2011 ..."; we will have to wait and see what that actually means and whether or not it relates to the Saint Ouen Futuro or to these two here in Kvistgård.



I have only come across one photo of this set of Futuros, CC or otherwise - it is by www.unbexadventures.com and can be found here [if you have or know of any I could use please let me know] but I did think the "Bird's Eye" perspective in Bing Maps was quite interesting and so I grabbed a screen shot of it [see this perspective in Bing Maps].

Futuro, Kvistgard, Denmark - Bing Maps
 
Update 031515

While working on gathering photos for the upcoming "Futuro World" exhibition I contacted the owners of the Kvistgård Futuros, Løgstrup. The company kindly shared some high quality photos of the Futuros; these can be seen at left. My thanks to Løgstrup for sharing these photos.

Coincidentally around the same time a contact sent me a PDF file they had come across on the web at one time that related to these Futuro's [the file can be accessed here]. The PDF [In Danish] appears to be some kind of a newsletter published by the Fredensborg local branch of the Nordic Association; there is a website address included in the PDF but it is not, at least right now, accessible so if anyone knows how to reach this organization please let me know so I can make sure they are OK with me referencing their content and displaying their photos.

In the PDF file we learn that that prior to being purchased by Løgstrup and moved to Kvistgård in 1990 the Futuros had been located in Rågeleje where they had served as a home. The article indicates that the Futuros were rusted and decayed at the time.

That is certainly not the case these days and Løgstrup has clearly done a huge amount of restoration work as can be seen in the photos at left both from Løgstrup [exterior shots] and from the Nordic Association PDF file [interior shots]. These days the Futuros appear to be in first class condition and while the interior restoration is clearly not to original Futuro specifications it does seem fitting and includes some somewhat original elements like the centrally located fireplace in one of the units.



Update 050513

The two photos at left by Kristian Mollenborg were taken back on 092408 but only came to my attention recently. One is an interior shot which clearly shows the Futuro set up as what appears to be some kind of a canteen.

That the Futuro's serve as Løgstrup's canteen is confirmed in a Feb 4th post on the Løgstrup Facebook page which includes a screenshot from Google Street View showing the Futuros accompanied by the following text:

"Has Google Street view found UFO's at Løgstrup Denmark? No it's just Futuro homes, a kind of transportable ski lodge. Now it is our canteen. The picture was voted #2 in top Google Street View pictures in Denmark."



Update 062212

I was incorrect in associating this pair of Futuros with Nordcoll. The Futuros actually sit on the campus of the company Løgstrup. Unfortunately as is the case with Nordcoll the company website has no information relating to the Futuros. My thanks to Len Peltier for this information.

Additionally Google Earth now has updated satellite imagery which places the Futuros on site as of 053111.



Original Information 093011

There appears to be virtually no information about this pair of Futuros on the web or at least if there is I am not searching in the right places. They sit on the property of the company Nordcoll but the company website does not appear to reference them at all. They do appear to be in excellent condition and are attached to each other and to the main building so the best guess is that they are still in use; perhaps as office space, meeting rooms - who knows. If anyone has any information please let me know.

Since I cannot find any dated images of the Futuros it is difficult to ascertain a definitive date on which their presence at the location can be confirmed. The Google Maps imagery showing them in dated 123006; the "Street View" is likely to be later but Google does not release the dates of "Street View" imagery. The video perhaps gives the best information. The Saint Ouen Futuro renovation was completed in 2010 so the video could not have been made prior to that. In addition the end of the video where the Kvistgård Futuros are shown is prefaced with a "teaser" referencing 2011 so based on that I am saying that 2011 is the "confirmed" date for these Futuros.

Latest Confirmed Date

Kvistgård - Latest Confirmation - 120416 - packedourthingsThis photograph by packedourthings taken 120416.

The original photograph can be seen on Instagram here.


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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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