Check out this groovy Venturo modular home and the fabulous “Come for the weekend and bring your orange bikini!” sort of lifestyle it promises. Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed these pods in ’71 as the home of the future (I wonder when that future will arrive?).
According to CollabStudio, the prefabricated structure was originally used as a gas station for BP. Here’s the description from the original brochure:
This is real vacation living–and you get it instantly, maintenance free because Venturo’s exteriors are in fibreglass, anodized aluminum and glass. The Venturo is a modular, easily transportable building system, having excellent insulation, low weight and designed for minimum assembly on site. The spacious living room with its window walls gives you indoor-outdoor living, creating for you a lifestyle of your own.
Just think of the cool parties you could throw in a pod house like this!
The brochure says, “The compact kitchenette can be supplied completely outfitted with factory installed appliances.”