HOUSING: Big Little House

To improve the design of single-family, low-cost houses, The Magazine of BUILDING got together four months ago with the National Association of Home Builders and six other sponsors. They put up $43,000 in prizes for the best house designs in the $8,000 to $11,000 class (including lot), plus an additional $24,000 for the best use of glass and plywood, and the most efficient kitchen. After sifting through 2,730 house plans, a five-man jury this week announced the winners.

First prize of $7,500 (and a $750 regional award) went to 27-year-old Bruce Walker, Navy veteran and Harvard architecture student. Second, third...

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