My son was telling me about Futuro Houses and we decided to find a few of them on a cross-country trip from our home in New Mexico to the east coast. We found two in Texas and two in Delaware.
Futuro Houses were designed by Matti Suuronen in 1968. (1) There are 96 of these houses throughout the world, and there are several websites to track their locations. (2)
The original intention of their design is in dispute. One website says that they were designed as ski lodges, while others claim their original intention was as a restaurant. (3, 4)
On 12/16/14, our first stop was Rockwall, TX. Here, the Futuro House was on private land and appeared to be in use as a shed. I snapped a quick photo.
We continued down some back roads and ended up at the second Futuro house near Royce City, TX. This one was in a little worse shape. it was heavily vandalized and had no windows left, unfortunately.
The second photo shows the stairwell into the Futuro house.
A few days later (12/19/14), we were in Delaware, searching for a few more of these Futuro houses. Our first find was one in Houston, DE. It was on private land, and, judging by the sign, the owner was not up for much conversation.
A little while later, we found one in Milton, DE. This one appeared to be in use as a control tower for a very small airport, and there was at least one person moving about in it when I took this photo.
I will post more as I find more Futuro houses. We’ve found four of ninety six, so we have more to find!
Also, there is a kickstarter campaign to start rebuilding these. I think it’d be a fun thing to have!
Thank you for reading my post!
1. The Futuro House .com, accessed 12/21/14.
2. Futuro-House.net, accessed 12/21/14.
3. 70’s Futuro House, accessed 12/21/14.
4. Futuro House .net, accessed 12/21/14.