those for dwellings, except that each corner space may have only one room, instead of a series.
The plans thus far sketched do not belong to the isolated home, for families of five or more. They are suited to the combined or harmonic household, with many members. We shall presently show that such a family and such a home can secure greater privacy and seclusion, with less interruption and interference than ever belonged to the isolated homes of civilism. Aside from this, the changed industrial condition of woman, already begun, will render such combined homes a necessity. And these homes will have none of the disagreeable features which have belonged to hotel and boarding house life.
The front aspect of the temple at the opening of this chapter shows the great dome at the center and supported on either side by clusters of spires. This central position of the highest point expresses the fact and gives the appearance of stability and unity. For stability and unity are central ideas in the very conception of a building to be occupied by living beings. The mansion, the factory and even the stable are gathering points for those who occupy them. How can they gather if it is not stable in position? And how can they be securely protected if it is not stable in structure? A dome, or the chief spire near one end, or far away from the center, means both physical antl spiritual instability and lack of security. This form did well enough for churches in an age when men thought that the best destiny for man was to sojourn on this earth and get away to another world as soon as the sands of life could run out.