Okay this is just a short part of the whole story. The rest later. You press your thumbs and I kick my butt.
This is about my secret love for the Futuro House. I was biking through Treptower Park and along Plänterwald on the weekend and found this little gem on the other side of the river Spree. I knew we have a Futuro House here in Berlin and it would have been easy just to mark it on a map but this way it felt like seeking and then finding easter eggs.
The Futuro House for those who are not into plastic house loving is a kinda prefabricated house from the late 60s. 100 were built and a few are still intact like in Sweden or New Zealand or Florida and one in Berlin – Number 13 btw. This one belongs to personal property now and I have no idea if there is a chance to visit it.
The other Futuro, previously in Düsseldorf was shipped to the arctic as a home for scientists and researchers there. This one belonged to Charles Wilp (artist) and was even visited by Warhol and Christo earlier, before Wilp had to take it down from the roof of his house. You know, german restrictions. Well its dancing with the polar bears now.
Oh right, where is it? If its enough for you just to look at it like on this picture, you just take the route I took. Along Treptower Park then leaving the Plänterwald behind and right behind the power plant in Rummelsburg you see it lurking between the trees. If not, you have to go to the former Funkhaus on Nalepastraße and ask them for letting you in their garden just to drool on the Futuro House. Good luck!