Neylan & Ungless
Emily is producing a first comprehensive survey of the work of British architects Michael Neylan and Bill Ungless.
Working together in practice between 1964 and 1998, the architects gained a reputation for designing innovative, low-rise, high-density housing schemes for local authorities, many for the London Borough of Southwark. Their housing projects, often incorporating courtyard housing models, were acknowledged at the time to have expanded the range of convention in housing typology and were published internationally. Their approach was praised for its "exceptional combination of unforced logic and formal sensitivity", and for its attention to the question of how housing design might help the individual resident to experience a sense of belonging and feel at home.
The study is in two parts; a full, illustrated catalogue of works documenting the practice's entire architectural output of more than sixty projects, and an academic essay on the architectural themes and influences of the practice's work. The project is supported by the RIBA Education Trust.
In parallel, Emily has collaborated with Austrian architect Heinrich Büchel to produce a series of new large format photographs of six Neylan & Ungless projects in London and Harlow. These were the subject of two exhibitions held in Harlow during 2012, which were organised with residents of the Bishopsfield estate, the practice's first completed project.