perched seemingly on stilts. On the porch was a man who, completely un-fazed by our sudden appearance, introduced himself as Louie and gave us a tour of the most beautiful house I had ever seen. Built on a flood plane of the Garcia River, the place was accessible most of the year only via a 500-foot cable zip line. We had inadvertently met a remarkable man. It would be years later that I got to know him. By then he had become a bit of a north coast legend, revered as a master of design, construction, and…fun!!! Honored several years ago by Lloyd Khan’s book Homework, Louie Frazier continues to inspire those of us compelled to make things with our own hands. To make our own homes…to create shelter.
Essays and interviews from Convivium at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.