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Steel Igloo

Future House

Wartime housing shortages produced a deluge of new ideas on how to provide shelter for civilian populations quickly and cheaply. One of the more visionary ideas was Harvard professor Mark Wagner's 1944 proposal for constructing igloos out of plywood sheets clad in stainless steel and insulated with glass fibre with a heating/cooling unit stuck on the button. Prof Wagner's rationale was that the igloos would be cheap to build and that young couples could start off living simply in a single igloo and then adding on more as they became more prosperous and their family grew.   

Think of it as a cross between a Butlins chalet and a Habitrail for people.

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