First Experimental House Completed near Taos, New Mexico Using Empty Steel Beer and Soft Drink Cans.

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Where: New Mexico, Taos, United States

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When: 01 January 1972

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Original Caption: First Experimental House Completed near Taos, New Mexico Using Empty Steel Beer and Soft Drink Cans. the House Was Built Using Curved Walls Because They Have More Strength, Resulting in Pie-Shaped Interior Rooms. There Is a Lawn on the Roof Below the Overhang at the Top of the Structure. Re-cycled Paper Pulp Is Used to Cover the Ceiling of the Interior. Later Homes Were Built Without Curved Walls after the Designer Found the Cans Would Support Much More Weight Than They Would Have to Bear. University Tests Later Substantiated His Finding.


U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-14171

Photographer: Hiser, David, 1937-

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Taos (Taos county, New Mexico, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/556623

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