A Restored UFO-Shaped Prefab Home Has Landed in London

A Restored UFO-Shaped Prefab Home Has Landed in London

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Tara Bellucci
Nov 6, 2015
(Image credit: John Sturrock)

There's so much to love about the retro futurism of the '60s, and this prefab home is one of them. This turquoise UFO-shaped space has been restored and is on display at Central Saint Martins in London.

Designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Marri Suuronen, the Futuro House was originally intended as a mountainside cottage for its easy transport and dome shape that prevented snow from piling up.

One of only 60 left in existence, artist Craig Barnes restored it over 10 months. The 42-year old building has fresh upholstery, paint, and new windows.

Futuro House can be toured, and is also available for events.

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