Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

CORBU'S "MODULAR" / templar design vision

+"LECORBUSIER & THE OCCULT"+
>by professor j.k. birksted of the bartlett school of<
>architecture in london is a very important book<
+(CORBUS MODULAR+
+ / TEMPLAR LINK)+
>it emphasizes the templar-lecorbusier linkage<
>(rainer banham was corbu oeuvre devoted<
>reflecting corbu's architecture scholarship)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+BARTLETT SCHOOL+
>is the private school of architecture that our<
>knighted archigram friend peter cook once<
+(SIMILAR TO ARCH+
+ASSOC. SCHOOL)+
>headed and rainer banham was the famed<
>resident professor in the postwar years<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+THESE TWO SCHOOLS PROVIDED+
+MY MOST INFORMED AUDIENCE+
>(professor birksted's book is<
>related to my lecture theme)<
+DURING LAST EURO LECTURES+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >no american school of architecture possessed<
>knights templar-(freemason) geomancy info<
+(CORBU'S OFFICE USED+
+2 TAPES OF MEASURE /+
+("MODULAR"was ONE)+
>used by st. bernard and lecorbusier with<
>daily design drawing usage and theory<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this famed rennes le ch√Ęteau poussin painting<
>w/ king dagobert, sion priory, knights templar<
+(BRIENNE (GRUY) DUKE+
+TOOK FROM LOUIS XIV)+
>merovingian refs was secretly owned by king<
>louis xiv, (before it went to de brienne duke<
>whose chateau is close to de gruy chateau)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >much later in time & space yours truly was<
>struggling to build a chapel for a hospital in<
+(20 YEARS OLD & EAGER /+
+but w/o TEMPLAR THEORY+)
>louisiana, totally ignorant of templar history<
>(geomancy wasn't taught in design school)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>much later this solar heated decentralized<
>residence was designed w/ templar cone<
+(BIOTRONICS EVIDENT+
+IN MODERN DESIGN)+
>roofs (later changed) & circular module<
>biotronic design used by much research<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>between 1967 and 1969 the young architect<
>living in new orleans, teaching at tulane &<
+(NOLA PLAN of de GRUY+
+FAMILY PLANTATIONS)+
>earning a masters degree built a series of<
>radiant projects, inspired by family dna<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in the 1950s his scholarly degruy cousin<
>gilbert had introduced him and gilbert's<
+(GILBERT ADDED 1000+
+YRS TO PERSPECTIVE)+
>nephew neal pendleton to genealogy<
>this opened many doors in later life<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >st. bernard was looking over my shoulder<
>when i drew the design for a phillippines<
+(BIOTRONIC CONES+
+/ NATURE'S WAY)+
>school for deaf children, radiant style<
>(cistercians built many monasteries)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >a typical archive binder book open to two<
>different historical pages…plant / light<
+(ARCHIVE BINDER BOOK+
+PLANTS & EXHIBITIONS)+
>metamorphosus (left) & exhibition of<
>nola graphics on burdette st (right)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my last design before contracting malaria<
>in brazil was this very organic biotronic<
+(TROPIQUE MAGIQUE+
+METAPHYSIQUE / 95)+
>concept using indigenous materials for<
>a tropical mexican baja seaside resort<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >dave fobes was over for lunch recently and<
>offered to scan some of my drawings so i<
+(BOOTHE RESIDENCE /+
+1st HOUSE BUILT (right)+
>loaned a full set of the houston boothe<
>residence working drawings (lower r)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >next month in new orleans an important<
>topic for discussion is the impact of the<
+(MAYA & PLONGEONS+
+/ JUNGLE RADIANCE)+
>maya and le plongeon in new orleans<
>(plongeons were there for 19C fair)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >i have asked john lawrence & dan hammer<
>of THNOC if i can bring my major slide<
+(THIS SLIDE LECTURE+
+/ TO HNOC DIGITIZE)+
>presentation to be digitized / two videos<
>are there of me >delivering< the lecture<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >for historical record i want to point out that<
>before i went to teach in california two of<
+(LUIS ACOSTA WON A /+
+SEMESTER IN FRANCE)+
>my lsu students had won awards using a<
>"kit of parts" prototype design approach<
>(this progendered my sdsu curricula use)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+RAYMOND BURROUGHS+
>(google: eugene ray / luis<
>acosta (& ray burroughs)<
+WON the ALCOA AWARD+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+read a poignant autobiography<
>of his amazing life recovery<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+"GOD SMILES FOR ME"+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu


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