Wayback Machine: Cotton Houses- Answer to the Cost of Housing, 1933

But is it organic cotton? Sort of looks what might happen if Le Corbusier went camping. Modern Mechanix quotes: "Houses of cotton are proposed by Lawrence Kocher, noted architect, to solve the low-cost housing problem. Models of two types; a $1,500 five-room home and a week-end house, have been designed. A weatherproof exterior is provided by a roof and walls of fireproofed cotton ducking stretched over a wooden structural frame. Inner walls are also of cotton. Insulating material may be added to exclude heat and cold. Since the canvas is flexible, it is adaptable to any shaped surface." ::Modern Mechanix

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