WIT Press


The preservation of two military Futuro-houses



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HA-V2-N3-417-424

Volume

Volume 2 (2018), Issue 3

Pages

7

Page Range

417 - 424

Author(s)

Ingela Andersson & Karl-Martin Svärd

Abstract

In the beginning of the 1970s, the Swedish Armed Forces bought three specially adapted Futuro-houses to use on top of observation towers at training areas. Two of the three Futuro-houses were used as observation towers at the Noran training area in the middle of Sweden. In 1998, the area was closed down and now one of the Futuro-houses is sold and the other one transferred to the Swedish Air Force Museum. The third is still in use at another military airfield. The removal of the Futuro-houses was the second best way to make at least one of them publicly accessible at a museum.

Keywords

air force, Futuro-houses, observation towers, reuse