of Walter Segal buildings
|I am trying to compile a web
page(s) of Walter Segal buildings, there a many out there
but not all are listed or to be found on the web,
apparently 200 odd
As a resident of a Segal house I am trying to colleague
and have photos, at the moment is it a simple web site (
Walter Segal showed us how to build things simply, so this
website is simply built) and I hope it will grow over the
years as I and others add more properties to it.
It must be noted that not all of these properties listed
here were actually designed by Walter Segal himself, but
they are of the Segal design style by other practices such
Also some of Walter Segals buildings where not just of the
timber post and beam style, but of brick etc. that are
admired. However this web site is celebrating the
timber post and beam style.
Segal Houses will intend to Open to
public as part of 2021 London Open House
We hope to be open on the afternoon of Sunday
5th September 2021
Segal self build trust Main
web site for the Walter Segal trust, includes other buildings.
for Alternative Technology - new classroom They have a number
of Segal buildings.
for Alternative Technology course
Remembering Segal - for
people wanting to find out more about the pioneering architect
Walter Segal, his life and work
Foundation - Film of 10 mins of Walters Way "How Walter
Segal's 1970s DIY Community Could Help Solve Today's Housing Crisis"
isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build
'anarchist' estate Guardian article Sept 2015
Association Library Walter Segal
AA Library Bibliography
: A Selective Bibliography
Interview with Walters Way
resident : Self Build Street and Residents
A One page document on the
basics of the Segal Method
Extensions to Segal
and beam explained
You tube how to build a Segal
List of houses accredited to
Walter Segal - thanks to the 20th Century Society
some FAQ's including details
of Surveyors useful for mortgage arrangements.
If any one is seriously considering a Segal style build and needs an
architect then see www.jonbroome.co.uk/
Who has worked with Walter Segal on Lewisham builds and has worked
on other Segal buildings.
who I believe have been involved in Segal Buildings in the past. (
Investigation by me is required..)
Sustainable Building Training, Green building,
Nick Parsons, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
0794 107 2313
THE SEGAL SYSTEM
The Green Self-build Book : How to Design and Build Your
Own Eco-home (Paperback) by Jon
The Self-build Book : How to Enjoy Designing and Building Your Own
Home (Paperback) by Jon Broome, Brian Richardson
Out of the Woods : Ecological designs for timber framed housing by
Pat Borer & Cindy Harris - ISBN 1 89804 912 2
Also see other books at the Segal
Can purchase them on Centre
For Alternative Technology bookshop Amazon or www.ribabookshops.com/
Channel 4 did a program on the Brighton Diggers, occasionally
repeated on Channel 4. One of the first Grand Design programmes
You should be able to view it, as it is on channel 4 on demand
Also can buy it on iTunes for £1.89 to down load go to TV
programmes, find Grand Designs, should be series 12, go to
related, you should see series 1, then The Brighton co-op.
Also featured on Grand Designs Revised series 1
Below are pages of photos of mine and info on buildings, that I have
manged to obtain, it still needs more time put in by me - apologies
and please bear with me !
Please Note : All
photos are taken from the street/ public access space, unless
permission has been granted, all properties are private
residences unless stated.
If you go and look at the
properties themselves please respect the owners privacy and you
do so at your own risk.
Segal Method Explained
Architects Journal article
introduction to the Segal Method, how it works , how the houses
constructed - you could start building a house from using this
I was sent a scanned copy, so here
I trust this is ok with The AJ! ( I am just providing a service in
promoting the Segal Method, I trust AJ understand, many thanks for
putting together such an excellent document and supporting the
Old videos :
The house that mum and dad
built - old BBC community program from 1980's with
orginal self builders.
Look at life - Walter
Segal and some Walters Way building.
Film made by Open House in 2021 ( when houses were not open due to
Covid) : Walters_Way
Made by Jim Stephenson @clickclickjim Twitter /Instagram
Video on You Tube, by
Clive at the 2019 Open House, that is tour of Walters Way and the
Russ site, plus brief but good explaination of the Segal system.
Tube video, by Hugh Strange - Quite long, alas the Sound is
glitchy, some useful info.
Foundation video with a view the buildings have an anarchist
Walters Way to
RUSS short video
Method explained by Totally Cars
Recent past exhibition
Walter’s Way: The Self-Build Revolution
Jan Feb 2016 Architectural Association School of
Presenting the work of the revolutionary architect Walter Segal,
Walter’s Way: The Self-Build Revolution focuses on Segal’s work with
the Lewisham self-builders of the 1980s and displays the application
of Segal’s method today. The exhibition will include a Segal
structure (which will later be donated to self-build group RUSS),
archive films, photos and drawings and a work by Turner-prize
winning design collective Assemble.
Visits to a Segal house
Can be arranged to Walters Way at solely our discretion and timing
(they are private houses) for pre arranged parties of interested
bodies eg Architectural students/ Government & Council
Other visitors are very welcome to come on Open House weekend -
development for website
Obtain photos of projects listed on the Walter
Segal trust site anyone help? If so please contact me.
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Other architectural items of interest
Custom-build Lightbox House
For information only.
1/ The publisher of this web site cannot be responsible for any
2/ All photos are taken
from the street/ public access space, unless permission has been
granted, all properties are private residences unless stated.
If you go and look at the
properties themselves please respect the owners privacy and you do
so at your own risk.
3/ Whilst every effort has been made to make this information
document as accurate as possible, no responsibility can be
accepted for inaccuracies, errors or omissions in technical or any
This website and document does NOT endorse any
commercial products, processes, or services. Therefore, mention of
commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as
Please seek professional advice before entering into any
transaction and/or any building construction.
For legal items you should consult a solicitor for
Ian White - Walters Way London SE23 - Email
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