Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

5 DIFFERENT CALIFORNIA VILLAS >inspired by our visits to tuscany but with >california orientation< ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ RADIANT ARCHITECTURE DESIGN solar heated/patio pool concepts +HEALTH=ECOLOGY=ENERGY+> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ #1) california patio living design #2) swimming pool= vital health #3) decentralised suites concept #4) passive solar heated> castle #5) landscape with rocks/garden ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DEDICATED TO GEORGE STAIGG california/louisiana swim champ

                      +HAPPY BIRTHDAY+
      >to doctor don laub. famed surgeon<
        >and stanford professor noted for<
                     +CHARITY SURGERY+
           >efforts in behalf of the needy<
                 >among the worlds poor<

                +FIVE CALIFORNIA VILLAS+
       >reflect a quarter century effort to<
          >perfect a garden oriented villa<
            >inspired by tuscan villas but<
                 >with california features<

                         >solar archtypes<
                +GREATER FENESTRATION+
                      >pool/garden views<

                    +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS+
            >radiant california architecture<
               >five different villa concepts<
           >fond memory of my lecture in<
              >tuscany and night spent in<
                    >a classic tuscan villa<
         >research in the famed villa library<
                          +VILLA I-TATI+
          >of bernard berenson now owned<
             >by harvard university of u.s.a.<

      #1)             +PATIO LIVING+
          >focus on the patio-pool garden<
             >w/ greater indoor/outdoor<
                  >fenestration & egress<

      #2)             +POOL HEALTH+
         >double level pool access emphasis<
            >w/ greenhouse patio coverage<
               >provides year-round usage<

      #3)           +DECENTRALISED+
           >three seperate suites provide<
            >parent-children seperation<
               >w/ more childrens living<
                   >study accomodation<

       #4)          +PASSIVE SOLAR+
         >four greenhouses on south side<
           >with rammed earth walls offer<
             >solar heated castle concept<

       #5)          +GARDEN LIVING+
           >with pool, rocks, gazebo, views<
              >w/ several different terrace<
                   >types provide variety<

           >california living was important<
                >in our family history/lore<
                 +MY UNCLE OWNED AN+
                         >laurel canyon<
                   +OLYMPIC SIZE POOL+
         >dedicated to george staigg of los<
           >angeles , my mothers brother<
            >who was the southern swim<
                 >champ and swam in the<
                      >first tarzen movie<

                      +OUTDOOR LIVING+
         >california's several ecologies give<
          >great indoor/outdoor potential<

                +GOOD HEALTH FEATURES+
                     +VITAL AND PROLIFIC+

                  gene ray, lajolla, california

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

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