Architectural Association School Life 2014-2015

Saturday Gallery Talk: Every House on Langland Road

AA Members and alumni are invited to join architect Michael Gold for an in-situ Gallery Talk exploring the exhibition Every House on Langland Road by Simon Phipps and Darren Umney.

Places are free, but limited.  Please book using the form below.

Every House on Langland Road is an exploration of Netherfield, a unique housing project built in the new city of Milton Keynes in the early 1970s. The houses were designed before the collapse of the post war consensus in an optimistic spirit of public housing and social mobility. They were however built under the pressures of the three day week and within the budgetary constraints of a remote central government with shifting policies. The unique length, presence and history of the Netherfield streetscape provides a backdrop against which long standing and unresolved questions around the nature of housing, and social housing in particular, are brought into focus.

The exhibition brings together a number of representations of Netherfield including original architects’ drawings and photography of the estate as it was built. Material from the archives is juxtaposed with contemporary images which reflect and expose the visual impact of the buildings, the topographical sweep of the site, and the structural aesthetics of architectural photography.

More information about the work can be found at

Image: Valerie Bennett