Updated:Thursday, July 28, 2016

Futuro House - Home of the Future

Recommended Books - The Library of the Future

NOTE: All of these sites/books are in English, unless otherwise indicated.
NOTE: While I do provide links to Amazon.com in some circumstances (and many times the same books are available on other global Amazon sites), I do encourage you to try to purchase the books from other sources, in particular, book stores in your area. Amazon always does not alwayshave the best prices, so look around. Thank you.
Anyone know of any others books related to the Futuro that I could add here? Email me. Thanks.
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Books in my library (so far): 37

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Employees in Little craft book Pikkuväen askartelukirja (translates into: Employees in Little craft book)

Crafts book by: Kojola Raija and publiched by: Otava. Language: Finnish, Year of publication: 1972, Edition: 1. p. Number of pages: 110 Binding: Paperback.
Pages 92-93 deal with the buildin of a carboard Futuro. I will have to try it myself :)
Wright Catalogue Wright Auction House catalogue.. modernist 20 century, 5 Decembeer 2004.

Auction for Canadian Futuro model and documentation. See page: 266, Lot 369. Only shows two photos of the model, not the documentation.
Wright Catalogue Wright Auction House catalogue.. Important Design, June 2nd 2009.

Auction for Futuro in Colorado. See pages: 137-138. Does not show actual Futuro that was in Colorado.. shows stock photo.
Berlin: Wasserwelten
Berlin.. places to see things to do and places to eat.. a small guide to Berlin. The is a section (2 pages, 82-83) on FUTURO 13 owned by Cora Interesting book if you plan to visit the city.

Authors: Corinna Weidner & Max Hiller
Paperback: 207 pages
Dimensions: 20,8 x 12,4 x 1,4 cm
Publisher: Grebennikov Verlag; Auflage: 1 (24. Oktober 2011)
Language: German
ISBN-10: 3941784145
ISBN-13: 978-3941784147
Tomorrow Now - When Design Meets Science Fiction
This 2 volume set, published by MUDAM (Luxembourg) to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the museum 07/05/25 to 07/09/24, is divided between one volume with only text (yelllow vol. - not read the whole text yet so not sure if it mentions the Futuro anywhere, would have been nice if the book had an index) and one volume with fotos (black vol., pages 59-63 have 2 fotos of the Belgium Futuro, each foto spans 2 pages).

Author & Editor: Nadine Clemens
Paperback: 420 pages (2 Volumes)
Publisher: Mudam Luxembourg; Bilingual edition (July 15, 2008)
Language: English/French
ISBN-10: 2919923633
ISBN-13: 978-2919923632
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches
Text is in German.

Has one page on Futuro in Berlin being lifted off barge to its new home, see page 35. From my poor German book is about life and history along the River Spree. See if I can get better translation later.
Radar exhibition documentrationm RADAR
RADAR: International Art Exhibition in Kotka, 28.6. - 02/09/1990, documentation, [listing]. [Design: Norbert Weber, Ingo Wulff. Translations: Alice Rumohr, Norio ...] Eckernförde NEMO - Kunst in Europa Nord, 1991. 53 S.: Ill. überwiegend. , 27 cm brsch. Zustand gut Versand. Text is in Swedish/English/German.

"Jussi Kivi has bought to the exhibition architect Matti Suuronen's 'UFO house', and filled it with artefacts and details rom UFO research. The result is a stimulating combination of various utopias and fastasies."

Has one page on the Futuro. Under section on Jussi Kivi / UFO on page 29.
Willingboro Images of America: WILLINGBORO
Written by: Josh Bernstein
Softcover: 128 pages.
Published: 2002

Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.25 inches

Has one page on Futuro, the Spacebank that is now in Mill Creek Park in Willingboro (see: Page 105).
Finnish Design: Facts and Fancy Finnish Design: Facts and Fancy
Written by: Donald J. Willcox
Softcover: No page number but apporx. 200 pages.
Published: 1973

Product Dimensions: 8,25 x 9.25 inches

Has one page on Futuro, see: here .
Rötter och arv : tolv åländska hem Rötter och arv : tolv åländska hem
Written by: Britt-Marie Trensmar
Hardcover: 198 pages.
Published: 2009
Language: Swedish
Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 inches
Profuse colour photos accompany text. Many beautiful photos of the Aland Islands and the homes there.

Has one chapeter dedicated to the Futuro (Pages 121-129) of the Aland Islands.
Written by: Konstantin Rototayev. Photos By Alexander Markelov.
Hardcover: no page numbers, about 100 pages.
Publisher: Moscow, "Sovetskaya Rossiya" (1980)
Language: English and Russian
Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
Profuse colour photos accompany text. Many beautiful photos of the Domai region.

About 3 photos of the Futuro with some commentary.
In the mountains of Karachai-Circassia: Teberda-Dombai.
Voina, Vladimir. Photos By Alexander Markelov. Translated by Alex Miller.
Hardcover: 141 pages
Publisher: Planeta Publishers (1986)
Language: English and Russian
Product Dimensions: 10 x 11 inches
Profuse colour photos accompany text. Karachai-Circassia is a well-known center for tourists and mountaineers. This book is about the scenery of the region - the mountains, the glaciers, the streams, the waterfalls and the evergreen forests; the people who are writers, playwrights, and scientists etc. Is a really beauftiul region.

Short description of Futuro as hotel for skiers (see page: 123) with one large color photo.
FINLAND: Modern Architectures in History
Roger Connah
Hardcover: 284 pages
Publisher: Reaktion Books (2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1861892500
ISBN-13: 978-1861892508
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.7 x 0.8 inches

Short write-up on the Futuro (see pages: 229-231) with one small photo.
He Was There, Too: Reminiscences of a Christian Journalist [Paperback] Les Filles de PRIVATE [Hardcover]
Berth Milton
Hardcover: 207 pages
Publisher: de Buquet, Paris (1974)
Language: French
ISBN-10: NA.
ISBN-13: N.A
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.75 x 1 inches
Abrreviated version of artcile in PRIVATE magazine, Pages 118-123.

He Was There, Too: Reminiscences of a Christian Journalist [Paperback] He Was There, Too: Reminiscences of a Christian Journalist [Paperback]
Rosaline Redwood
Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Vantage Pr; 1 edition (September 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0533128102
ISBN-13: 978-0533128105
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches

A Letter to Annabelle
Larry J. Tracy
Paperback: 114 pages
Publisher: The Peppertree Press (August 31, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936051494
ISBN-13: 978-1936051496
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches

More information coming soon !!

Transparent Plastics Transparent Plastics
Simone Jeska
Hardcover: 159 pages
Publisher: Birkhäuser Architecture; 1 edition (October 4, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3764374705
ISBN-13: 978-3764374709
Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.1 x 0.7 inches
More information coming soon !!

Fiberglass Buildings Fiberglass Buildings
Robert B. Hartwig
ISBN-10: 0960033815
ISBN-13: 978-0960033812
ISBN: 978-0-87070-733-9
Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
Language: English
Published in: 1970
Has a section on the Futuro house, no page numbers. Lots of cool photos of other plastic buildings as well.

Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (HC)
Edited by Barry Bergdoll and Peter Christensen. With essays by Barry Bergdoll, Ken Tadashi Oshima, and Rasmus Wærn
ISBN: 978-0-87070-733-9
Published in: 2008
Has a section on the Futuro house, pages 140-143.

PreFab Houses [Hardcover]

Editor: Peter Gössel
Authors: Arnt Cobbers & Oliver Jahn

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Taschen GmbH (25 July 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 3836507536
ISBN-13: 978-3836507530
Dimensions: 26.6 x 33.7 x 4.5 cm

Kunststoffbauten Teil 1: Die  Pioniere  (Plastic Buildings Part 1: The Pioneers) Kunststoffbauten Teil 1: Die Pioniere (Plastic Buildings Part 1: The Pioneers)
Only currently available in German
Von Elke Genzel & Pamela Voigt. Weimar 2005. Quer-4to. 288 S. & 25 Farbtafeln sowie 276 Textabb., Bibliographie, Ppbd.
Format: 28 x 21,5 cm
ISBN: 3860682415
Price: EUR 49.00
The authors now have their own website.. see: Kunststoffbauten - Teil 1 : Die Pioniere
If anyone has any information on any organization that could arrange or help to get this book translated into English please contact me !!!

Design und Alltagskultur zwischen Konsum und Konflikt
Softcover: 231 pages
Language: German
Copyright: 1998
ISBN: 3-7701-4099-0

Can usually find this book on used online bookstores. See pages 72-73.
See: http://www.hinternet.de/buch/s/68.php

Paperback: 520 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press (April 8, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0714843857
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.0 x 1.1 inches

Buy from Amazon. Has a photo and small write up on the Futuro. See page: 428.

PARASITE PARADISE A Manifesto For Temporary Architecture And Flexible Urbanism
Paperback: 190 pages
Publisher: NAI Publishers (March 1, 2004)
ISBN: 9056623303
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches

Has a few pics & article on the Futuro. See pages: 37-42 especially.

Architecture Drafting and Design [Second Edition]
Author: D. Hepler, P. Wallach
Hardcover: 568 pages
Copyright: 1965, 1971
ISBN: 07-028290-0

Can usually find this book on used online bookstores. See page 496. Has short write-up & pic of Futuro.

Author: Ruth F. Sherwood
Hardcover: 496 pages
Copyright: 1972
ISBN: 87002-131-1

Can usually find this book on used online bookstores. See page 453. Has little photo and little piece on Futuro -- says Futuro is from West Germany.

the plastics architect by arthur quarmby -- futuro house the plastics architect by arthur quarmby -- futuro house the plastics architect [or plastics & architecture]
Author: Arthuur Quarmby
Hardcover: 208 pages
Copyright: 1974
ISBN: 0 269 02825 0

Can usually find this book on used online bookstores. See page 121. Has a photo & some diagrams on Futuro. Very interesting book overall. There are 2 different titles for the same book.

Transformations in Modern Architecture
Author: Arthur Drexler
Softcover: 168 pages
Copyright: 1979
ISBN: 0-87070-608-X

Can usually find this book on used online bookstores. See pages 58-59. Has short article & pic of Futuro/Venturo.

Hardcover: 208 pages
Copyright: 1968
SBN: 900303 00 X

Decorative Arts 70s
Softcover: 576 pages
Copyright: 2000
ISBN: 3-8228-6406-4

Can usually find this book on used online bookstores.
Note: Futuro is only shown on cover of book.

The Playboy Book: Forty Years
Softcover: 368 pages
Copyright: 1994, 1998
ISBN: 1-57544-085-7

See page: 174

In Advance of the Landing : Folk Concepts of Outer Space
Hardcover: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 9.28 x 10.36
Ex & Updtd edition (March 2001)
ISBN: 0789207087
Amazon also has sample pages from the book.. click on link at left to go to their website to see the pages.

Futuro. Tomorrow´s House from Yesterday
Tulevaisuuden talo menneisyydestä
Marko Home & Mika Taanila (ed.)
Desura 2002
ISBN: 952-5339-13-0
192-page book plus 75-minute DVD (PAL, Regions 1–6)
recommended price 50 €

This book has apprecaited signifigantly in value since first coming out.

Multi-lingual [primarily German-English] book showing 20 years of Düsseldorf thru the lens of photographer Charles Wilp.
Charles was a owner of a Futuro at one time and included in the book are a couple pics of the one he once owned.
Hardcover: 156 pages.
Dimensions: 11.5" x 14"

Where's My Space Age?: The Rise and Fall of Futuristic Design
Our future as seen thru the eyes of those in the 50s 60s and 70s. Has a mention of the Futuro and a pic. Is a great book!!
prestel, 2003, 160 pages, Paperback, 160 color illustrations, 24.5 x 20.5 cm.
ISBN-10: 3791328441
ISBN-13: 978-3791328447

Click on book to buy from Klang & Kleid in Germany
Translated from the Klang & Kleid website [which is in German]...
BERLIN - TOWN CENTER IN SPACE is the second photo book with pertinent travel guide in a series, which emphasizes unusual interior Design and visionary architecture of the 50's to 70's. It dedicates itself to buildings, which developed between 1950 and 1984 in the city divided at that time.

This Package contains the photo book AND the travel guide!
ISBN: 3-932809-42-4
It a very interesting book. And has a couple pics of Futuro #13 near Berlin.


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