A combination of badly built slums and damage done by Nazi air raids meant there was a short supply of places for ordinary people to live.
In the short term, there was an answer - prefabricated housing, or 'prefabs' as they became known. They were mass produced in aluminium or steel and made in advance, and could simply be put together on site in a fraction of the time it would take to build a house with bricks and mortar. Though designed to be temporary, they were often better than the homes they replaced and became much-loved and long lasting.
These two houses sample houses, photogrphed in Kelvingrove Park in 1944, gave Glasgow a taste of what was on the way.