Black and white photographs of Joseph Emberton's prototype steel house

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1837 DES/EMB/2/10
  • Dates of Creation
      1946
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      56 prints of 13 different images
  • Location
      JE1

Scope and Content

The separate images are as follows:

Architect's visualisation, 1 print

Exterior, front elevation, 6 prints

Exterior, front elevation, variation, 5 prints

Exterior, front elevation, variation, 3 prints

Exterior, rear elevation, 7 prints

Dining room recess, 1 print

'Living room, looking through to dining recess', 5 prints

Living room, 4 prints

Living room, variation, 3 prints

'Kitchen, with view looking through door into dining recess', 5 prints

'Kitchen, corner of dining recess looking towards kitchen', 6 prints

Kitchen (this does not appear to be same installation as in other images), 1 print

'Second bedroom', 9 prints

Administrative / Biographical History

Emberton's steel house prototype was the result of his advice to government about housing, primarily as a consultant to the Ministry of Works. The intention was to use surplus steel, but the project had to be abandoned when it was discovered that there was no such surplus. The prototype was built by Briggs Bodies of Dagenham, Essex.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Black and white photographs

Archivist's Note

Record created by Sue Breakell.

Related Material

Further images are in an album at EMB/2/9

Bibliography

See Rosemary Ind 'Emberton' p41-43.