This spaceship style, prefabricated fibreglass house was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s and is one of only 66½ worldwide still in existence today.
Five years ago this Futuro travelled from South Africa to Herefordshire for artist and owner Craig Barnes to painstakingly restore. After London rooftop landings at Matt’s Gallery and Central Saint Martins, it has now touched down in Le Havre, France as part of Un Été au Havre until 23rd September 2018.
Barnes’ wish is that wherever the Futuro lands, it should be used as a space for inspiration, experimentation and futural activity, not just a historical piece of architecture and design.
At Matt’s Gallery in 2014, over 30 different daily performances and events were curated. Following that it spent two years at Central Saint Martins, used by the college for future gazing performances, talks, screenings and exhibitions, as well as sold out public tours hosted by Craig Barnes.
Now spending the summer of 2018 on the highest hilltop overlooking the city of Le Havre, the Futuro’s futuristic sci-fi interior is filled with the sounds of a new sound commission by Vincent Epplay, which takes visitors on a sonic voyage of the mind.
Where will it go next however? That is a question without an answer currently, but we would like one! In the meantime, plans for further restoration are afoot, ideas for amazing things to do in it keep coming, and hopefully making it a space people can stay in sometime.
Wanted: Somewhere permanent to land the Futuro.
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