Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Friday, December 21, 2012

BUILDING for CHRISTMAS PEACE radiant architecture in the night ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ IRAN NATIONAL LIBRARY=design using pyrex structural glass parts ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ PARASOL ROOF protects COURTS BOOKS=protected underground- OFFICES in tensile roof structure ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ beautiful model=lara/matsuhisa /constructed special acrylic parts A DESIGN THAT LIVES FOREVER

               +IRAN NATIONAL LIBRARY+
                        +TEHRAN IRAN+
               >international competition<
                (>interupted by strife that<
                   >continues to this day<)

       >is very beautiful in the peace of a <
                    +CHRISTMAS NIGHT+
                >when its skin is made of<
                        +PYREX GLASS+
               >and glazed ceramic tiles<

        >shattered our radiant vision of a<
                    +CULTURAL CASTLE+
         >the regime of the pahlavi family<
             >was overthrown in iran and<
               >no library was ever built<
             >our concept lives on forever<
                >please study the photos<

                  +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS+
      >based on my design drawings and<
          >the beautiful acrylic model by<
                    +SDSU-ED ALUMS+
          >mario lara & yoshi matsuhisa<
                >(both now professors)<

      #1)               +PLATE #1+
        >transparent radiance heightened<
           >w/ the use of structural glass<
                >and blue glazed tile skin<

       #2)               +PLATE #2+
         >the giant steel roof space frame<
           >w/ structural glass vault units<
             >houses the executive offices<

       #3)          +PLAN & SECTION+
         >study carrel research-think tanks<
           >in the domed tubular columns<
            >supporting the roof structure<

       #4)              +ISOMETRIC+
            >shows the bi-partal plan with<
               >major book storage in the<
                  >rear second structure<

        #5)             +RADIANCE+
              >is illustrated in the interior<
                 >courts by a technique i<
                 +PHOTOGRAPHED WITH+
                    +ULTRVIOLET LIGHT+
              >simulating the appearance<
                    +CHRISTMAS NIGHT+
                 +WHEN PEACE PREVAILS+
                 gene ray, lajolla, california

               >eugene ray, mfa, architect<
                >professor emeritus, sdsu<

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