Walters Way, SE23, which was designed by Walter Segal, built by residents, and is one of two streets named after him (the other being Segal Close), part of a unique south London housing scheme.

Walters Way, SE23, which was designed by Walter Segal, built by residents, and is one of two streets named after him (the other being Segal Close), part of a unique south London housing scheme.

Walter Segal (1907-1985) was a Swiss-born architect who devised a system of self-build housing. The “Segal Method” eliminates the need for wet trades such as bricklaying and plastering, using a modular, timber-frame system that allows for ease of construction and low maintenance. The roofs tend to be flat, with many layers of roofing felt, and foundations are minimal, the strength coming from the geometry of their construction. Walter Segal trained in Berlin, a city that was at the…

Walter Segal (1907-1985) was a Swiss-born architect who devised a system of self-build housing. The “Segal Method” eliminates the need for wet trades such as bricklaying and plastering, using a modular, timber-frame system that allows for ease of construction and low maintenance. The roofs tend to be flat, with many layers of roofing felt, and foundations are minimal, the strength coming from the geometry of their construction. Walter Segal trained in Berlin, a city that was at the…

Constructing a simple timber frame building using Walter Segal methods

Constructing a simple timber frame building using Walter Segal methods

'This isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build 'anarchist' estate

'This isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build 'anarchist' estate

Segal’s self-build experiments of the revolutionised the UK’s approach to providing low-cost housing.

The process of building a Segal house

Self-build II – The Segal Method in Lewisham

The process of building a Segal house

'This isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build 'anarchist' estate | Cities | The Guardian

'This isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build 'anarchist' estate

'This isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build 'anarchist' estate | Cities | The Guardian

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