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Walters Way and Segal Close: The Architect Watler Segal and London's Self-Build Community

Author/EditorSegal: Grahame A (Author)
Wikhu, Taran (Author)
Publisher: Park Books
ISBN: 9783038600497
Pub Date26/04/2017
BindingHardback
Pages232
Dimensions (mm)255(h) * 205(w)
The story of an unusual housing estate in south London, designed by Walter Segal and its 'anarchist' inhabitants, showing all the houses on the estate both during their construction to in their present state.
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Walters Way and Segal Close are two tiny roads in Lewisham, south London. The twenty homes they contain are unusual, both in the way they look and in the way they were conceived and built. Designed by German-born modernist architect Walter Segal, they were part of a council-run scheme that allowed ordinary people to build their own homes. Thirty years on they are still standing and have been adapted to meet the needs of today's residents. This book by two residents of Walters Way and Segal Close, journalist Alice Grahame and photographer Taran Wilkhu, tells the story of how the streets came to be built and of the estate's development since. Neither Grahame nor Wilkhu are the initial inhabitants of their respective homes, but when they moved in they both became instantly fascinated by the story of how and why they were made. The book was created in collaboration with the occupants of both streets, who all opened their houses and shared their insights of life on a Segal estate.

Walters Way and Segal Close are two tiny roads in Lewisham, south London. The twenty homes they contain are unusual, both in the way they look and in the way they were conceived and built. Designed by German-born modernist architect Walter Segal, they were part of a council-run scheme that allowed ordinary people to build their own homes. Thirty years on they are still standing and have been adapted to meet the needs of today's residents. This book by two residents of Walters Way and Segal Close, journalist Alice Grahame and photographer Taran Wilkhu, tells the story of how the streets came to be built and of the estate's development since. Neither Grahame nor Wilkhu are the initial inhabitants of their respective homes, but when they moved in they both became instantly fascinated by the story of how and why they were made. The book was created in collaboration with the occupants of both streets, who all opened their houses and shared their insights of life on a Segal estate.

Alice Grahame lives and works as a freelance journalist in London. In 2015 The Guardian published her reportage on WalterSegal's self-build houses in London. Taran Wilkhu is a photographer specialsing in lifestyle, architecture, and interior design.

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