Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Walter Segal

If you have followed my blog for the past few years, it will come as no surprise to learn of my fascination with the Architect Walter Segal.

I first came into contact with him and his method of timber frame building as a Tech guy in Dow Construction Products, we got involved with making a new updated version with Styrofoam as the loose core insulation not quilt, at the centre of Alternative Technology mid wales.

The Architect Jon Broom was the designers at the time, he worked with Walter, and although runs his own practice in London, he still has strong ties to the method Walter devised.

The AJ at about the same time printed a booklet attached to the AJ, it looked at the way he viewd materials, the method of layout, and his tartan grid that aided layout design by looking at the material sizes. I still have a copy and if you want a pdf for research, please let me know I send a link to down load it.

Recently I recieved an email from the the AA about an affordable Housinr exhibition featering Walter Segal and his self build houses in the London Borough of Lewisham, some 200 units, I was lucky enough to visit several of them with Jon and just loved the simplisity and easy style living.

You can read about the exhibition at this link to the AA site, I plan to take time to visit myself  Walter’s Way – The Self-Build Revolution until 13 February, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square, London

I had a lot of separate article on the old site, I will dig these out of my archive and repost over the coming weeks.

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