2016-278 – Futuro House Mandala

Futuro House - photo by Peter Bartlett
Futuro House (University of Canberra) – photo by Peter Bartlett

This week’s MotD theme: Round Homes

This intriguing structure, photographed by Peter Bartlett, represents one of a collection of Futuro Houses around the world. You can find this one at the University of Canberra in Australia. In the 1970’s they could be purchased through the Last Whole Earth catalog.

From wikipedia it states:

The Futuro house was a product of post-war Finland, reflecting the period’s faith in technology, the conquering of space, unprecedented economic growth, and an increase in leisure time. It was designed by [Matti] Suuronen as a ski cabin that would be “quick to heat and easy to construct in rough terrain.” The end result was a universally transportable home that had the ability to be mass replicated and situated in almost any environment.

From the in-depth content of the Futuro House web site (maintained by The Grumpy Old Limey), it states:

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.

Inspiration for Today

Thinking outside the box can be delightful!

Happy Coloring!

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