Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FLASH OF LIGHT # 9 / a christmas season review

+EUGENE RAY, ARCHITECT+
>(a christmas 2012 review<
>of >selected prototypes)<
+> / A CHRISTMAS REVIEW+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this is the ninth night's blog in which<
>i have selected 13 of my images for a<
>christmas season architecture review<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FLASH OF LIGHT #9 /+
>(architectural oeuvre)<
+TODAYS 13 IMAGES+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+METAPHYSICAL GRAPHICS+
>are not shown in tonights 13 images<
>but i am showing biotronic designs<
+DEEP REFLECTION+
+OF GENETIC DNA)+
>tonight (metaphysic graphics soon)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
>this is another example of a residential concept<
>in which the residence is a kit of parts inside<
+(GARDEN RESIDENCE+
+>INSIDE THE DOME)+
>of a domical "sky break" weather envelope<
>and a powerful garden radiates the interior<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this collage graphic expresses the california<
>villa in a vivid way using color xerography<
+(COLOR XEROGRAPHY+
+AFFORDABLE MEDIA)+
>at the time it was first developed…media<
>that i adopted for its affordable clarity<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in this case b&w xerography on color paper<
>is rendered in prismacolor pencil, all hand<
+(BEACH BUNGALOW / >+
+XEROX DESIGN PRINT)+
>drawn w/ hand lettered text & titles made<
>using different size plexiglass templates<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this is the fourth california villa floor plan<
>made for the roebling brothers on a site<
+(EARTH SHELTERED+
+/ ROEBLING VILLA)+
>east of temecula california…the design<
>for a ferro cem. earth sheltered house<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this biomorphic california villa design was<
>the first residence designed for the roebling<
+(BIOMORPHIC SHELL+
+/ ROEBLING VILLA+)
>brothers on rugged sites east of temecula<
>& using disaster proof ferro cem shells<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >large photo xerox print was made using color<
>xerography which causes much clear b&w<
+(B&W PHOTO PRINT VIA+
+COLOR XEROGRAPHY)+
>photo definition…this photo documents<
>the patio living room of the wilty res<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>partial color rendering of my design for a<
>hotel in hong kong on mt victoria uses an<
+(PEAK HOTEL HONG KONG+
+PRINT VIA MY INVENTION)+
>invention i made using negatives printed<
>via blueline machines (reversing mage)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >aerial photo of the silver ship made by<
>dennis woodard who installed all of<
+(SILVER SHIP AERIAL >/ +
+PHOTO / D. WOODARD)+
>the wiring and fixtures in the house<
>(who we enjoyed seeing this year)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>front elevation of the seligman residence on<
>the bogue falaya river in covington reflects<
+(COSMIC CONSCIOUS+
+ROUND ELEVATION)+
>the cosmic consciousness which linked w/<
>its powerful rounded post & beam image<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the round cosmic conscious focus was vital<
>in all of my california work as seen in the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ SILVER SHIP STUDIO)+
>studio of the silver ship / mise-en-scene<
>of a quarter century of advanced work<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the design for "yogurt encounters of the<
>best kind" expresses the power of the<
+(NATURE IS OUR+
+>>BEST GUIDE)+
>circle in developing an ambience of<
>flowing geomantic environ comfort<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >sales office for monte vedra new town<
>developed for german rocket scientists<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>my early design concepts like this sales<
>office for monte vedra alabama.. (new<
+(MONTE VEDRA AL. FOR+
+>/GERMAN SCIENTISTS)+
>town for german rocket scientists) was<
>far more linear w/ less organic vision<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+THE LOUISIANA OEUVRE+
+EARNRD REWARDS BUT+
>(overview summery<
>w/ care & thought)<
+THE CALIFORNIA WORK+
+WAS OF COSMIC VISION+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu

Friday, December 19, 2014

FLASH OF LIGHT # 8 / a christmas season review

+EUGENE RAY, ARCHITECT+
> (a christmas 2014 review<
>of >selected prototypes)<
+> / A CHRISTMAS REVIEW+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this is the eighth night's blog in which<
>i have selected 13 of my images for a<
>christmas season architecture review<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FLASH OF LIGHT #8 /+
>(architectural oeuvre)<
+TODAY'S 13 IMAGES+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+METAPHYSICAL GRAPHICS+
>are not shown in tonight's 13 images<
>but i am showing biotronic designs<
+(DEEP REFLECTION+
+OF GENETIC DNA)+
>tonight (metaphysic graphics soon)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>pieruccu villa , solar heated & decentralized<
>devoted to the process of vineyard growing<
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the california villa is a series of large plantation<
>type residences designed for rural sites removed<
+(CALIFORNIA VILLAS IN the+
+TRADITION OF >ITALIAN<)+
>from congested urban areas & devoted to the<
>growing of all important agricultural crops<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >bovenkamp california villa sited high in<
>the hollywood hills is designed w/ pool<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ CALIFORNIA VILLA)+
>and patio outdoor room garden focus<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >early biomorphic ferro-cement california<
>villa w/ very strong shell structure shall<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ FERRO-CEM. SHELL)+
>be able to resist hurricane & earthquake<
>devastation as threatens louisiana & ca<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this floor plan working drawing of the<
>boothe residence in covington la. was<
+(MY FIRST HOUSE WAS+
+POST & BEAM CONST)+
>the first house i built as a registered<
>archt. & typical of my early work<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


 >the four pages of my architecture in the<
>japanese journal a+u of 1985 are the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY/+
+A+U JOURNAL / JAPAN)+
>best review of my oeuvre at the high<
>point of its evolution to biotronics<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >sir isaac newton, saint vincent de paul and<
>charles nodier looked over our shoulders<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ MATRIX FOR MAGIC++
>at sdsu as we constructed transcendent<
>biotronic magic matrix manifestations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >color slides of my work became the media<
>for lectures, publications, teaching and<
+(COLOR SLIDES BECAME+
+EXHIBITION PASSPORT)+
>exhibitions starting in 1960 when my<
>oeuvre earned attention at lsu arch.<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >design of the ideal modern solar heated<
>wind energized plantation w/ expanded<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+/ MODERN PLANTATION)+
>family (3 generations) accommodation<
>& employment became my passion<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >design of a "kit of parts" residence in a garden<
>inside of a "kit of parts" dome is in my view<
+(GARDEN RES. INSIDE OF+
+>>KIT OF PARTS DOME)+
>the most important housing prototype that<
>we explored in my years teaching at sdsu<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it is fitting to have this collage as the climax<
>of tonights blog as it expresses the energy<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /)+
+DOUBLE DOME HOUSE)+
>expanded in a double dome residense as<
>photographed in my sdsu media studio<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+"RADIANT ARCHITECTURE"+
>(i am honored and thank<
>wun chok bong for his<
>adopting my title in his<
>new "gods machines")<
+VOL 2, DEDICATED TO ME+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+COLOR=LIGHT=ENERGY+
>as i reflect amazingly<
>became my passion<
+50 CHRISTMASES AGO+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 eugene ray mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu









Thursday, December 18, 2014

FLASH OF LIGHT # 7 / a christmas season review

+EUGENE RAY, ARCHITECT+
>(a christmas 2014 review<
>of >selected prototypes)<
 +> / A CHRISTMAS REVIEW+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this is the seventh night's blog in which<
>i have selected 13 of my images for<
>christmas season architecture review<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FLASH OF LIGHT #7 /+
>(architectural oeuvre)<
+TODAY'S 13 IMAGES+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+METAPHYSICAL GRAPHICS+
>are not shown in tonight's 13 images<
>but i am showing biotronic designs<
+DEEP REFLECTION+
+OF GENETIC DNA)+
>tonight (metaphysic graphics soon)<
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>interior of the hair salon conversion project<
>i designed & constructed w/ the aid of my<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+RAIL CAR CONVERSION)+
>beginning class in the mid 1970s (this<
>conversion was from an old rail car)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>front elevation of 4 greenhouse passive<
>solar heated residence transferring heat<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ SOLAR HEATED RES.)+
>to 2 rammed earth/conc block towers<
>(summer sleeping under the stars)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my first major classroom at sdsu (ol 301)<
>many important projects were developed<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+BIOTRONIC CONCEPTS)+
>here relating to domes, tensile structures<
>and biotronic radiant biomorphic design<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>my work exhibited at the apex of its value<
>about 1990 displays a gamut of potential<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY / +
+RADIANT ARCHITECTURE)+
>reflecting the importance of scholarship<
>and the university leadership in design<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >the bulk of my best mature oeuvre was hand<
>drawn in the silver ship studio in a ten year<
+(PARIS BIENNALE & TOKYO+
+PUBLICATION = HIGH PTS)+
>period between 1980 & 1990 w/ the paris<
>biennale & tokyo publication as high pts<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 >my good friends john & tania messina came<
>to california to experience the "electric love<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+ELECTRIC LOVE GARDEN)+
>garden"…a large multi-media cybernetic<
>exhibition revealing biotronic concepts<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the living-dining room of the silver ship<
>was 30 ft long with a 180% panorama<
+(SILVER SHIP >>LIVING+
+IN  >MORNING LIGHT<)+
>view to the ocean & yellow awnings<
>that created a warm morning glow<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >a rarely published louisiana design for the<
>entrance to a cemetery in covington with<
+(GLUE-LAM DESIGN+
+CEMETERY ENTRY)+
>laminated wood providing the structure<
>(the concept included a round chapel)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>these radiant architecture, biotronic energy<
>photos made using video manipulation are<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+SPACE-ENERGY STRUCT)+
>my favorite  documentation of the vision<
>i had to create environ w/ light & energy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in 1995 just before my sdsu retirement i was<
>able ro exhibit four 4ft by 4ft documentary<
+(RADIANT ARCHITECTURE+
+EXHIBITION OF 1995 / S.D.)+
>panels of radiant biotronic energy focus<
>(doug simay gallery/dave fobes curator)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >another example of my furniture design is<
>this cabinet from the silver ship studio and<
+(SILVER SHIP CABINET > /+
+CRAFTED BY Y. YOUNG)+
>i want to thank yiuman young (yeung)<
>for his exquisite crafting of this piece<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+YIUMAN YOUNG (YEUNG) WAS+
+A STAR SDSU STUDENT & MAY+
>quiet, talented, dedicated<
>noble, hong kong native<
>(betty his blessed wife)<
+I SEE HIM SOME RADIANT DAY+ !
+(HE & BETTY = HUMAN STARS)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>like ron schafer, the mathematician<
>i have tried to find via the internet<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+YIUMAN HAS VANISHED /+
>(perhaps he has found<
>mr. wun chok bong<
>also of hong kong)<
+ANY INFO APPRECIATED+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FLASH OF LIGHT # 6 / a christmas season review

+EUGENE RAY, ARCHITECT+
>(a christmas 2014 review<
>of >selected prototypes)<
+> / A CHRISTMAS REVIEW+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this is the sixth night's blog in which<
>i have selected 13 of my images for<
>christmas season architecture review<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FLASH OF LIGHT #6 /+
>(architectural oeuvre)<
+TODAY'S 13 IMAGES+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+METAPHYSICAL GRAPHICS+
>are not shown in tonight's 13 images<
>but i am showing biotronic designs<
+(DEEP REFLECTION+
+OF GENETIC DNA)+
>tonight (metaphysic graphics soon)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 >shoe shop for delmar california turns the<
>stock room into a sculptural visual part<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>>> / SHOE SHOP)+
>of the shop increasing the feeling of<
>spaciousness & >artistic ambience<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >( top ) the universal spheroid becomes a<
>radiant color/light/energy health environ<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+RADIANT ARCHITECTURE)+
>( below ) the s.d. museum of man with<
>our exhibition of >radiant architecture<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>"ten years in california" exhibition of my work<
>announcement at sdsu 1980 reviews a cross<
+(TEN YEARS REVIEW+
+CALIFORNIA WORK)+
>section of work revealing biotronic design<
>as an important new >radiant component<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

>"desert incidents" museum of advanced back<
>engineered ufo technology inspired by many<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>/ "DESERT INCIDENTS")+
>incidents of ufo sightings & crashes in the<
>california desert shows radiant concepts<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >"synergetic environments" is a class i developed<
>at sdsu to explore the potential of biotronics and<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+SYNERGETIC ENVIRONS)+
> radiant architecture linked to chakra research<
>feng shui, geomancy plus ancient >organics<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >rail car conversion into a hair salon was 1<
>of 3 free san diego public service projects<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+RAIL CAR CONVERSION)+
>in the 70s performed w/ the aid of my<
>beginning environ. design sdsu class<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >one of my favorite tensile structure designs<
>was this arboretum for the new orleans city<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+NOLA ARBORETUM)+
>park and the use of conical and domical<
>volumes added biotronic energy value<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>seligman residence on the tchefuncta river<
>(cov), first constructed round plan design<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 >covington diagnostic clinic addition with<
>post & beam framing (typical early work)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>offices for the covington chamber of<
>commerce / >focus on fresh growth<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >three of my early projects in louisiana that<
>earned invitation to teach at 3 universities<
+(THREE EARLY DESIGNS+
+LOUISIANA / 1960-1970)+
>(lsu, tulane & sdsu) emphasize the point<
>that transcendent concept is important<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this prototype health park was inspired<
>by beach clubs in the south of france<
+(HEALTH ARTS PARK/+
+>>/PASSIVE PHASE)+
>where exercise and water has been<
>an ancient synergetic combination<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>this concept is for a prototype health park<
>that combines biotronic energy, water,<
+( HEALTH ARTS PARK+
+>>/ RADIANT PHASE)+
>heat, exercise and meditation w/ light<
>& sound for a >"synergetic process"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ALTHOUGH MY EARLY WORK+
+WAS LARGELY "SOLIDS" THE+
>cosmic consciousness<
>inspired bio-radiance< !
+LATER WAS IMPORTANTLY+
+A >BIOTRONICS< SEARCH+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu