Hat tip to Rob Dawg for sending in the news that one of the most engaging architects of our time has passed away at age 97. Harry lacked formal architecture training, but that didn’t stop him from designing 100+ houses. My favorite is the Sandcastle (above), the house he built himself from reclaimed woods and other parts found at the junkyard. He lived there for the second half of his life, and he used to sit up in the tower to do his designing!
A couple of links to view his work:
Here are quick interview questions plus a Vimeo film linked at the bottom with clips of the Sandcastle interior (at the 9:15-min mark) and his 1958 Mercedes Benz 190SL that he converted to electric power: