9 UFO-Inspired Homes Around the World

Better known as Googie buildings, the spacelike structures were in vogue during the 1960s—now only 68 buildings remain

building with stairs surrounding by other buildingsPhoto: Courtesy of University of Canberra

Canberra, Australia

This Futuro spent 10 years as part of the Canberra Planetarium and Observatory. Today it functions as a study, meeting, or tutorial space within the UC Canberra campus.

building by the ocean and cliffsPhoto: Courtesy of Naiko Retreat 

Deep Creek, Australia

Guests of the five-star Naiko Retreat enter its Futuro home for spa treatments. Its underside is fitted with multicolored “landing” lights, preset to come on in the evening to surprise guests.

building on view inside of a roomPhoto: Lotte Stekelenburg

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen acquired its Futuro in 2007, with restoration work helmed by modern art conservator Lydia Beerkens and Polyproducts in Werkendam.

building near grass with stairsPhoto: Nick McQuoid

Canterbury, New Zealand

Now a vacation rental, this restored spaceship is outfitted with genuine rare furniture from Verner Panton and Luigi Colani. A stay includes “pickup via Tesla” and the use of an on-site infrared sauna.

building on a mountainPhoto: Getty Images

Dombai, Russia

A gift from Finnish President Urho Kekkonen, who visited the area in 1969, this Futuro was delivered to Mount Moussa-Achitara the same year and is currently used as a hotel.

Via Architectural Digest

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