Flying Saucer

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

– 12 August 2017

The Neue Sammlung is currently presenting the Futuro house on the space outside the Pinakothek der Moderne. The twenty-five square metre house designed by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen counts as being one of the first series-produced plastic buildings and construction icons of the 1960s. 

Originally designed as a ski lodge, Futuro epitomised the futuristic visions of its age with its mobile living spaces and its use of new materials and production techniques. Consisting of 16 arc segments, the house is in the shape of an ellipsoid resting on a three-legged steel frame that can be erected on rough and uneven ground.


Last year, one of the only sixty remaining Futuros was acquired by the Neue Sammlung and visitors to the Pinakothek der Moderne can experience it while it is on show for a year. It will be used as an event space suitable for an extensive summer programme that will not only highlight the eventful history of the house but also the visions that were linked with plastic architecture. Presentations will be given by various lecturers including Tim Bechthold, Cora Geissler, Pamela Voigt, Elke Genzel and Marko Home.

Visitors to the Pinkothek der Moderne can view the Futuro on Thursdays from 3 to 8 pm and on weekends from 3 to 6 pm. 


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