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I finally made it to the Futuro style houses in Wanli, Taiwan. Some of them resembled the infamous houses designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 60′s. Apparently, they were designed to be mass-produced, so they would be cheap enough for anyone to buy, and because they were so light-weight, they would be easily transportable.
Unfortunately the 1973 oil crisis spoiled his plans. Prices of plastic raised production costs too high to be profitable. However, that didn’t stop Taiwan from jumping on board and designing a few themselves.