Art: Homes of the Future

Before the war, modern architects cried for "houses that work." This month FORTUNE predicts that postwar houses will work with great efficiency. FORTUNE gives several facts, makes many prophecies. Facts:

> Rooms can be warmed by "radiant" heating—a carefully placed system of hot air or hot-water pipes concealed behind walls, floors and ceilings. Result: almost no drafts, less dust trouble, more even temperature. In 1929 Washington's handsome red-brick British Embassy installed one of the first radiant systems in the U.S. On party nights guests discovered they could dance longer, with less fatigue.

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