i want this man cave too – the Futuro House

As a woman I’ve always thought this ‘man cave‘ thing is so juvenile and lame.

I mean, why do men, who do not have to deal with hormonal changes on a monthly basis need a room, space, corner or area of a dwelling specifically reserved for men to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the world (other than his buddies)?

Aren’t men built with a special genes that allows them to block the rest of the world? Example, “Hon, can you change Tim please? He’s screaming and pounding away in front of you!” {silence} – falls on deaf ears.

Well, believe it or not, when I saw The Futuro House at Marché Dauphine

I blurted out: I want this man cave too!

The Futuro House was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. It was commissioned as a “holiday house” or vacation home and was intended for use in the mountain-side setting. As such, the structure Matti Suuronen built would need to satisfy three criteria: transportable to the site easily, low maintenance and shed snow easily. At just over 26 feet in diameter and 11 feet high, the final design of the Futuro House epitomises the utopian architectural design of the 1960s, when advances in techniques had fired the inventiveness of creators of that period.

Completely equipped with custom furnishings that fit the interesting shape of this house, there are purportedly 96 Futuro Houses in the world, 60% of which have been accounted for.

The Futuro House above sits under Paris’ youngest flea market in the Saint-Ouen cluster of flea markets (the Marché Dauphine) Eiffel-like glass roof and is constructed out of fibre glass.

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Marché Dauphine 
132 -140 rue des Rosiers 
93400 Saint Ouen
France
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