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Title: Thoughts on Concrete Houses
Author(s): J.C. Pearson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 167-177
Abstract:In preparing this paper I have not attempted to cover the the general subject of concrete houses, even very briefly, but have confined myself to certain aspects or priniples on which one might proceed if he were interested in building himself a good substantial home. I have also treated the subject largely from the structural point of view, wishing to emphasize the thought that the question of appearance and finish should be more completely separated from the structural problem than it usually is. Some of the finest concrete houses that I have seen show little or no evidence that the structural parts are of concrete, but this is largely a matter of personal taste. While I have included a few remarks on interior and exterior finish, I have had the structure itself uppermost in mind.
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