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This section will list magazines with articles related to the Futuro in some way.
Always looking to purchase FUTURO related magaizines I do not already have, if you have something please let me know.
[NOTE: I only list items I have in my collection, except as noted.]
If anyone requires a copy of certain articles for university or school papers, let me know.


Publication Issue Page(s) # Title Comments
Avotakka with Futuro article
Avotakka [FINLAND]
May 1968
44-48 TALO - TOISELTA PLANEETALTA
[Home from Another planet]
See article here .
Looking to buy copy of this magazine.
Will pay up to 50 Euros for good copy.
Tekniikan 1968 with Futuro article
Tekniikan Maiilma [FINLAND]
Sept. (9) 1968
58-63 Asuntotuotanto Kuplii (Bing translates to "Housing Bubbling" - but think "Bubble House" better translation ??)
4 page article with 4 b/w photos of Futuro house. And 1 b/w drawing of a cpl Futuors.
Finnish Architectural Review with Futuro article
Finnish Architectural Review
1/1969
60 Futuro Short article. Finnish text. 2 b/w pics.
DESIGN magazine with Futuro article
DESIGN
241 January 1969
26-27 Plastics as plastics
Short article. 5 b/w pics.
DESIGN magazine
Avotakka (May 1969) magazine with Futuro article
Avotakka [FINLAND]
May 1969
4-7, 28-29 futuro
See article here .
House and Garden magazine with Futuro article
Sept. 1969
54 What's New For Living
Has little b/w foto, Futuros on hillside and small write-up/description on Futuro.
PRIVATE magazine with Futuro
#17 1969
Cover, 38-59 The Goddesses of Galaxia, Hold Down The Earth-Man Sci Fi article with some interesting Futuro pics.
Can also see my page here all this particular issue.

NOTE: Issues 33 (p. 8) and 37 (p. 22 & 38) of Private also have interior shots of the Futuro with gals from Private 17.
Still debating abt whether is to get these issues for my collection :)
WHOLE EARTH CATALOG, access to tools W/ Futuro
WHOLE EARTH CATALOG, access to tools
Fall 1969
19 Futuro Interesting article on Futuro and its specs w/ a cpl b/w pics.
Science & Mechanics, January 1970
January 1970
38-40, 92 Instant Leisure Home Article on the Futuro with some very interesting information. The Futuro was being manufactured in 11 countries and 10,000 units were expected to be turned out in the USA in 1970. Well can't believe everything you read. Also has a few black and white photos.
L´architecture d'aujourd´hui
2/1970
95 Futuro Rare French Magazine "Modern architecture. Industrial development of residential building"
L'architecture d'aujourd'hui, 2/1970 #148
Also has many interesting fotos and material on other Futuristic homes that came out around the same time.
Russian version, L´architecture d'aujourd´hui
2/1970
93 Futuro Rare French Magazine "Modern architecture. Industrial development of residential building" 2/1970 #148 (Russian issue, translated from French L'architecture d'aujourd'hui)
WHOLE EARTH CATALOG, access to tools w/ Futuro
WHOLE EARTH CATALOG, access to tools
Spring 1970
21 Futuro Interesting article on Futuro and its specs w/ a cpl b/w pics. [same article as in Fall 1969 edition.]
Popular Science magazine w/ Futuro
March 1970
90-93 Vacation Homes You Can Buy By Mail Little pic and small writeup on the specs and buying a Futuro at the time. Great little item.
Playboy magazine w/ Futuro article
Sept. 1970
179-181 portable playhouse Small writeup, mainly colour pics.
Futuro in German Hobby Magazine
1970 Dec. 23
78-84 Nicht jedes Fertighaus ist fertig
Article in German.
Small writeup on a few different types of homes, including the Futuro (2 samll b/w pics).
Futuro in e Living  Magazine
Spring 1971
73 Quick Starters anywhere Article about three different quick setup homes including the Futuro (1 samll b/w pic). Included at end of article was option to get additional information on the Futuro from the manufacturer.
Futuro in German Hobby Magazine
1971 Sept. 29
64-72 Hauser heimlich Narbengesicht der Erde
Article in German.
Article about a few different types of homes, including the Futuro (1 samll b/w pic).
Dau Haus August 1971
1971 October
21-23 Hauser aus Kunststoff
Article in German.
Article on the 1971 IKA or "Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt". The IKA featured most of the currently available (at the time) portable, plastic/fibreglass housing units. Of course this included the Futuro (1 b/w foto). I also like the foto of the Rondo.. this was another really cool house that came out at the about the same time as the Futuro.
Bauwelt 40, October 4 1971
1971 October 4
1596-1597 Bilder einer Ausstellung ika 71 Ldenscheid
Article in German.
Article on the 1971 IKA or "Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt". The IKA featured most of the currently available (at the time) portable, plastic/fibreglass housing units. Of course this included the Futuro (3 b/w fotos). I also like the foto of the Rondo.. this was another really cool house that came out at the about the same time as the Futuro.
Der Spiegel, 1971 Nov.  29
1971 Nov. 29, No. 49
177 Die Welt des Commander Straker
Article in German.
Article on the 1971 IKA or "Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt". Has 3 fotos of the Futuro there (interior and exterior views). As you can see by the reference to Commander Straker (from the 70s tv show UFO from the UK) it is drawing a connection to the futuristic setting of the expo.
btiment octobre 1972
1972 October
24-25, 30
Article in French.
Article on the construction of the Futuro in Quebec.. 3 photos. I only have pdf copy of this article.. if anyone has hard copy version to sell pls let me know.
Tekniikan 1973
Tekniikan Maiilma [FINLAND
July (7) 1973
107, 109 Casa Finlandia
Article in Finnish.
Article w/ some b/w photos of the Futuro House [one exterior] when it was located in Hirvensalmi and one interior shot. Also has a photo and a couple of drawings of the Venturo. There is also a photo of another structure - not had time to translate article to see what it is yet... but looks like a giant spaceship also :)
La Construction Moderne w/ Futuro
January - February 1974
?? ?? Found copy, more information soon !!
Der Spiegel, 1974 Nov.  18
1974 Nov. 18, No. 47
55-58 BAU-AFFARN: Traum vom Hauschen
Article in German.
Article on the 1971 IKA or "Internationale Kunststoffhaus Ausstellung der Welt". Has 1 small exterior view foto of the Futuro and Rondo there. Looks like a interesting article on the IKA and its financial impact on the area.. was the IKA worth it or not... at least what I can gather from my limited German.. need to get it translated when I get more time :)
Popular Science w/ Futuro (Aquallshel version)
Feb. 1984
67 Home on the water UK AquaShel version of the Futuro.
Around The World 1985
April 1985 issue, #2535
3 No article on the Futuro of Dombai in the magazine... only short description of its use as a "station control and rescue service". and foto credit for cover shot on page 3. You can download pdf copy of the magazine from this site if your interested.. https://sites.google.com/site/zurnalysssr/home/vokrug-sveta/-vokrug-sveta-za-1985-god
Casa Brutus w/ Futuro
Summer 1999
12-13, 31 N/A
Futuro magazine
Click on picture above to see the material from this issue.
[Need PDF reader to view file.]
Futuro in April 2001 issue of Casa Brutus
April 2001 #13
130-133 Dreaming Future House: 1968 Multiple colour pics. Futuro timeline [1965-1968].
Casa Brutus w/ Futuro
July 2001 #16
116-119 FUTURO House in JAPAN Multiple colour pics - Futuro in the rough.
Casa Brutus w/ Futuro
Oct. 2001 #19
127 UFO House - For Sale Showing a Futuro for sale in Japan. Japanese text. 5 colour pics.
Casa Brutus w/ Futuro
Nov. 2001 #20
76 UFO House - For Sale Showing a Futuro for sale in Japan. Japanese text. 2 colour pics and map.
Casa Brutus w/ Futuro
Dec. 2001 #21
76-83 / 86 2001: A FUTURO ODYSSEY, by Takashi Homma Pages 76-83 is a great photographic spread on the Futuro. Am only showing the small article/pic on page 86 on my site.
Casa Brutus w/ Futuro
August, 2002 #29
32,34 Nordic Design Issue Pages 58-61 also have article/pics on Venturo.
Weird New Jersey 21 magazine
October 2003, #21
63 UFO Spotted on roard Street in Bridgeton Showing 3 pics of Wildwood pier Futuros being moved.to its new home in Hancock's Harbor in Greenwich.
Bauwelt 2003, ISSN 0005-6855
5 December 2003
28-31 Von Helsinki zum Planterwald, Die Geschichte von Futuro Nr. 013 Colorful article dealing with Futuro No. 13 in Berlin (German text).
Weird New Jersey 22 magazine
May 2004, #22
15, 78 'Futuro' In Jersey Showing 3 pics of Futuros & small write-ups on the different ones.
DWELL w/ Futuro
Jul/Aug 2004
90,92 Back to the Futuro by Jane Szita Small article about the Futuro with 3 pics.
Futuro magazine
Oct. 2004, #23
90 The Aliens Are Among US ! Two articles, "Aliens Live In North Carolina", and "Spaceships Spotted In Delaware" - w/ 2 small pics.
DEWLL w/ Futuro
Oct/Nov 2004
26 Letters to the Editor Two letters & a small pic on the Pensacola Futuro.
Owl Magazine, November 2006, Futuro article
Nov 2006
11 ALIEN INVASION 1/4p, 1 color. The article reports on ready-made houses which look like flying saucers, designed by a Finnish architect in the 1960s. The houses are called Futuro Homes and can be assembled in a few days. About 60 families around the world still live in the unidentified flying object-style houses. The owners enter their homes using a hatch built underneath the house.
Futuro auction
27 Novemeber 2007
139-149 Paris, Arts Dcoratifs Du XXme Sicle Et Design. Lot 39. Lots of information (including photos) on the Futuro. Seems this Futuro was purchased by a Greek billionaire.. so hopefully it is being restored to its former glory.
Futuro magazine
Winter 2007
Cover, 3, 10-13, 29 Futuro arrives Great article & photos of the Futuro in California.
Futuro magazine
June 16, 2007
56-57 Histories: the Futuro house Great article & photo on the history of the Futuro.
Futuro magazine
Feb. 2009
102 u-turn - Space Age.. u-turn PHOTOGRAPHY STEVE CANNON SPACE AGE Known to locals as the UFO house, this Pensacola Beach private residence...Futuro House.
Cabin Life, Feb. 2009
Feb. 2009
66 Lights off: Futuro Cabin by Robin Washington. One page article on Futuro, mostly on Drews' Futuro in Wisconsin. Great article!!
See HERE .
Ritsettan 2010
nr 1 2010
80-87 Ostkupan % Tefatet An article in Swedish that deales with the different Futuros around the world though most of the fotos deal with the Futuros in Taiwan. Also talks about Venturos a bit. Very colorful fotos. I will have to try and translate it soon :) .
Arch. Victoria, Autumn 2010
Autumn 2010
27 475 McDonalds Road, South Morang Short write up on the Futuro in South Morang, Australia.
See HERE .
Ritsettan 2011
nr 1 2011
60-61. 90-92 Plasthusfeber Pages 60-61 are letters to the editor.. and a couple of the latter reference the Futuros in Sweden. Pages 90-92 have an article the deals mainly with the Venturo but at the end of of it there is a small half page section dealing with Futuros - like the past issue in 2010 & the Swedish military Futuro. .
Vanity Fair, January 2012
January 2012
29 FANFAIR: Back to the Futuro Short write up w/ pic on the Futuro in Hollywood,
PROJECTOR, Issue 1 (18), 2012
Issue 1 (18), 2012
56-61 FUTURO HOUSE Russian article on Futuro house.. no new fotos but nice to see the Futuro is still remembered in Russia.
I want to thank Mitya Kharshak, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Projector Magazine, for sending me a complimentary copy of this issue of the publication.
See their website here: http://www.projector-magazine.ru
TM Rakennus-maailma, 6.2012
6.2012
92-102 Futuro - taakse jnytt tulevaisuutta - Tiesitk tmn Futuro-talosta? Finnish article on Futuro 001 and its restortion. About a dozen color fotos. Looks interesting... wish I could understand Finnish :)
Magazine website: http://rakennusmaailma.fi
LIVE Music for your EYES
Winter 2013
Cover, 14-18
Beam me up Scotty: THE FUTURO HOUSE
Free magazine from Tri-State area. Article w/ some interesting fotos on the Futuro in Covington, KY .
I want to thank Simon for my copy.


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