I dig space, Star Trek, and flying saucers. Luckily for me, and all of us really, it seems humanity is aspiring to explore the cosmos more and more these days. Until we have a colony on Mars, we must be satisfied with exploring the space-imagination of artists, and, of course, with living vicariously through Jean Luc-Picard and Spock.
My favorite representation of flyer saucer space travel in the real world, is the Futuro House designed in the 1960s by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. They were originally designed to be ski lodges, but over the years have been used as restaurants, homes, a travel agency, a green room for performing artists, and even a VIP room for a strip club! It seems romantic notions of flyer saucers know no bounds in the human imagination.
So, if you are like me, you are planning and scheming to get one of these spaceships parked in your backyard. My husband and I would like to turn one into a gallery for our kaleidoscope collection. What would you do with a Futuro House of your own?
For the flying saucer enthusiast, here are some more resources to feed your cosmic desires:
The Futuro House: A website dedicated to all things Futuro, including photos, histories, and locations of accessible Futuro Houses!
Sanzhi UFO Houses: Construction on these futuristic pod houses were started in 1978, but was abandoned in 1980 due to a series of unfortunate circumstances. They were demolished to make way for modern tourist accommodations in 2010.