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14 November 2017
We visit two unlikely lanes in South London to mull over the legacy (and lessons) of self-built architecture in a city struggling to build enough new homes. Plus, a word with Dennis Tay, the Singaporean success story behind the design-minded retailer Naiise.
14 November 2017
Thirty years after the death of Walter Segal, we visit two of the overlooked architect’s enduring South London projects that show off the merits of self-built homes. Writer Alice Grahame and photographer Taran Wilkhu (both residents) tell us more about their new book on the subject.
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Dennis Tay started his design platform Naiise in his bedroom in 2013 with just €2,000 and an optimism about his native Singapore’s budding industrial-design scene. Today his marketplace represents more than 1,000 makers and has shops in Southeast Asia and a new London pop-up.
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