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Title: Flying saucer house
Photo No: PH0832/0059
Citation address: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/139003
Photographer: Burns, Norma
Date taken: 1-Aug-1974
Place: Larrakeyah, Darwin
Collection: Norma Burns Collection.
Description: Flying saucer house owned by Darwin architect Peter Dermoudy, near site of old Darwin Hospital, Larrakeyah. Officially known as 'the Futuro', it was designed by Finnish designer Matty Suuronen during the late 1960s as a ski chalet. After seeing the house in a magazine, Darwin architect Peter Dermoudy purchased one in 1971 for $20,000, thinking it would be well insulated in hot as well as cold climates. It was one of only seven to have made it to Australia. It was destroyed during Cyclone Tracy on 24 December 1974.
Notes: Date:1974-08
metadata.picturent.dc.relation.uri: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-03/futuro-home-flying-saucer-shaped-ski-chalet-became-darwin-icon/6730594
Subject: Futuro or 'Flying saucer' House
Dermoudy, Peter
Dermoudy residence
Housing -- Design and construction
buildings, structures & establishments
houses
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Library.
Digital format: 1200ppi ; 51.7Mb.
File type: image/tiff.
Hardcopy format: 1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 10 cm.
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