Science: Better Housekeeping

Without his expensive extras, man is a bare-skinned tropical animal. Unlike the mink, he has no fur coat of his own; unlike the robin, he cannot fly south under his own power. If he insists on living in cold countries, he must create small areas of artificial tropics and stay in them most of the winter. He calls these refuges "buildings," and he is forever trying to make them more comfortable.

Architects believe that modern buildings can, and shortly will be, a great deal better than they are now. One reason is that modern science...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!