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Walters Way and Segal Close

The Architect Watler Segal and London's Self-Build Community

By (author) Alice Grahame, Taran Wikhu
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Park Books, Zurich, Switzerland
Published: 26th Apr 2017
Dimensions: w 196mm h 255mm d 21mm
Weight: 1080g
ISBN-10: 3038600490
ISBN-13: 9783038600497
Barcode No: 9783038600497
Synopsis
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.

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