I went to the Architectural Association today for a talk by Jon Broome to open an exhibition there about Walter Segal’s life and work
Half the room focuses on his early work which did not include self build but did include some furniture that he built.
There are several beautiful Segal drawings of his visions.
This half of the room also was encased in a skeleton of a Walter Segal’s self build building
There was a model that had been in a cupboard since 1988 and had just been found.
In the other side of the room, which focuses on Walter Segal today, is a new model using Walter Segal’s principles showing what his buildings might look like in another’s hands.
Jon is working with RUSS a very exciting community led self build group in South London. The design also reflects Segal’s influence. Have a look at their project here: http://www.theruss.org/
Please get to this wonderful exhibition if you can.
Exhibition: Walter’s Way: The Self-Build Revolution
Where: Architectural Association School of Architecture 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
When: 16 January 2016 – 13 February 2016
Mondays to Fridays, 10am – 7pm, Saturdays 10am – 5pm