Category Archives: Walter Segal

Segal, part 64: Walter Segal exhibition and debate

A Walter Segal exhibition is at The Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square London, from 16th January until 13th February – more details here.

I have only just learned the details myself, from this tweet.Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 23.37.41

As part of that event, there is a panel discussion on Walter Segal and the Future of Self-Build, with Jon Broome (Segal’s collaborator years ago, and today a leading exemplar of timber-frame, self-build and low-energy buildings), Charlie Luxton (architect well known from regular television appearances) and Alice Graham (exhibition promoter, journalist and inhabitant of a Segal-Broome house at Walter’s Way).

It will be at the Architectural Association on 26th January at 6.00 pm.

I have written much about Walter Segal, including but not only his pioneering of self-built timber-frame affordable houses for those on local authory lists as being in housing need.

The only book on Segal is my Learning from Segal (Birkhaueser, 1989) now long out of print.  But various other writings on Segal are now available here.

Walter Segal photographed by John McKean

Posted in Posts … news, Posts ... words, Walter Segal | Comments Off on Segal, part 64: Walter Segal exhibition and debate

Segal, part 63 : Walter Segal Open Houses 2015

The Open Houses Walter Segal Day on Saturday, 19 September 2015,  was great fun

segal-aj pic014

(The Architects’ Journal issue on Segal with my photograph of his shadow on its cover)

Alice Grahame has got a great website started at http://www.waltersegal.org

Posted in Posts ... words, Walter Segal | Comments Off on Segal, part 63 : Walter Segal Open Houses 2015

Segal, part 62 : Walter Segal will be back soon

Currently there is simply a cupboard not properly cleared out and sorted on this website of Walter Segal stuff here.

However, impetus is returning and soon I hope it will be stacked with loads of accessible goodies.

Meanwhile, anyone further interested – not least interested in the developing notion of using crowd funding to produce a much revised and updated version of my book on Segal which is over 25 years old – do please get in touch by email (click on ‘do contact John’ in menu on the left). Thanks to all who have already been in touch.

 

 

Posted in Posts ... words, Walter Segal | Comments Off on Segal, part 62 : Walter Segal will be back soon