Flying Saucer Building

Flying Saucer Building

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Mission complete. After several years as the control centre for land sales on the Apollo Parkways and Diamond Hills Estates, Greensborough, the "flying saucer" was sold to a private owner. Originally red, the plastic bubble house landed in several locations to service the growing area. It was later painted yellow. The outline of the access door can be seen. When lowered it forms a stairway.
Futuro House was designed in 1968 by a Finnish architect. He wanted to predict how we might live in the future. It was commissioned as a ‘holiday house’ or vacation home. It is just over 26 feet in diameter and came completely equipped with custom furnishings that fit the interesting shape of this house. He built 100 houses which were made and sent around the world. This futuro house was first spotted in 1972 and was the land sales office at Apollo Parkways and then the Diamond Hills Estates in Greensborough. It was known locally as the flying saucer building. Originally red, the plastic bubble house landed in several locations to service the growing area. It was later painted yellow. The outline of the access door can be seen. When lowered it forms a stairway. It was sold to a private owner sometime after 1984 and presumably moved here around that time. It is now located in South Morang. In June 2012 this futuro house featured as a part of a six episode documentary series on ABC1 Myf Warhurst’s Nice.
Publisher: a1984.
Characteristics: 1 photograph : col. ; 13.5 x 9 cm.

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