Artist Craig Barnes first saw the Futuro house as a child while visiting family in South Africa. Over the years that followed he revisited it time and time again, dreaming of one day owning such a magnificently odd construction.

In April 2013, an unexpected chain of events led Craig to buy the Futuro house of his dreams. However, once the excitement had worn off reality set in: He'd just agreed to buy a fiberglass house... in South Africa, and he was due to be flying home to the UK the next day.

At the time Craig didn't have a screwdriver to his name, nor any idea of where to start. And so began five frantic days and sleepless nights deconstructing the Futuro and working out how to get it back to the UK. Miraculously, the plan worked. A two-month wait followed spent worrying whether the delicate house would survive the 12,000 mile journey by sea, followed by ironing out complications and stressing about where one stores a spaceship once it arrives.

Follow the story: http://futuro-house-csm.arts.ac.uk/

The Futuro House is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month.
 
During your visit London-based artist and CSM alumnus Craig Barnes will share the remarkable backstory of how he first came across the Futuro House, its history, journey back to the UK and how he returned it to its former glory.

http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2017/1/4/Futuro-House-Tour-with-Craig-Barnes/

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Central Saint Martins

Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross

N1C 4AA

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