Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

GRATITUDE : DAVE / MARIANNE / MARY LYNN / PATRICIA / how fortunate we are

+PROF. DAVE FOBES+
>kindly visited yesterday, and >we selected some<
>of my architectural collages & prints for exhibit<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / DAVID FOBES)+
>in a show at the athenaeum, opening february17<
>dave is curating this show on a theme of collage<
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+PUBLIC SERVICE+
>dave's >effort w/ this exhibition is<
>typical of his effort over many yrs<
+(MR. >SAN DIEGO+
+ART PATRON  >IS+
+DAVE FOBES mfa)+
>we extend our >sincerest gratitude< !!<
>(dave curated "luces" vital light show)<
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+DESIGN GRAPHICS+
>have meant much to my life and i was pleased<
>to provide a variety to dave / tonight i show a<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / DESIGN GRAPHICS)+
>group from the binder book left over from the<
>ones i gave dave / not that they are any lesser<
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+PARK RESTAURANT+
>example of european research resulting<
>in an american prototype / alfresco (out<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / PROTOTYPE DESIGN)+
>door) dining was excellent in the park in<
>rome (borghesi) >this restaurant resulted<
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+BOVENKAMP VILLA+
>thanks to an SDSU alum< >i designed this<
>califoenia villa & a hollywood townhouse<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BOVENKAMP VILLA)+
>for a >dutch born film set builder who drove<
>a maseratti /  thanks for kind comments here<
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 +BOVENKAMP VILLA+
>the dutch hollywood set builder bovenkamp<
>had a site high up in the hollywood hills that<
+(THE PATIO HAS+
+A >LAP POOL,L)+
>provided an interesting view / >i drew 2 diff<
>versions of this plan before this final version<
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 +DEAF CHILDREN SCHOOL+
>my largest public service project has<
>bio-energy cones over the class room<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+BOHOL ISLAND DESIGN)+
>circular seating areas / this philippine<
>island design uses recycled conc slabs<
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 +BIOTRONIC CHAMBER+
>the smallest but perhaps the most powerful<
>design in this group / designed for a gallery<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+BIOTRONIC ENERGY)+
>in downtown san diego / this prototype can<
>be easily transported / has strong biotronics<
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+PLANTATION DOME+
>my favorite "lost project" is very unique<
>it is a small "plantation" w/ a wood stock<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / DOME RESIDENCE)+
>ade surrounding the entry gerden / a hexi<
>dome envelopes a high two story interior<
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 +UNISPHERE RESEARCH+
>we recommend a >visit to the balboa park<
>arboretum to >comprehend the beauty of a<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+"UNIVERSAL SPHEROID")+
>"unisphere" >openable dome residence w/<
>the "kit of parts" house in a tropical jungle<
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 +BUNGALOW EFFORT+
>my >gratitude to patricia daly lipe for her<
>new excellent book about lajolla / yes her<
+(SCHINDLER COLONY & OUR+
+OTHER EFFORTS UNKNOWN)+
>book >covers our preservation effort very<
>well / our other preservation is not known<
>(the opposition had many $$$ and power)<
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 +SAZERAC+
>my gratitude to >mary lynn hyde for a NOLA<
>picayune newspaper article about the sazerac<
>a famed NOLA cocktail invented by our great<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>>>> / SAZERAC)+
>grandmother >cavaroc lamothe's brother who<
>invented the sazerac working for cavaroc sons<
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+NOLA ARBORETUM+
>the tensile >biotronic volume arboretum for<
>NOLA's city park i designed would be vital<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / TENSILE STRUCTURE)+
>for the growing plants / >this concept< would<
>also be an excellent UFO-ET museum design<
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 +PIERUCCI VILLA+
>the site is very large so i divided the house<
>into three separate but connected suites w/<
+(CHILDREN'S SUITE W/+
+SEPERATE LIVING RM)+
>each solar heated / parents left, children, on<
>the right, family, living dining in the middle<
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 +PIERUCCI VILLA+
>prof. mauro pierucci was from italy and had<
>a deep desire to develop a vineyard around<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / PIERUCCI VILLA)+
>the home i designed for him high above the<
>wild animal park< at >escondido california<
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+RANCHO VALENCIA+
>my radiant bride, >marianne, is a wonderful<
>companion on research pilgrimages / >here<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+MARIANNE CONWAY RAY)+
>we visited the companion hotel to the hotel<
>la valencia / rancho valencia is a real jewell<
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+"CORE N' GRATA"+
>is our >favorite neapolitan love song & last<
>night marianne & i had the deep experience<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / LA VALENCIA HOTEL)+
>of hearing roman palacios sing that w/ gusto<
>at the la valencia in the room where we met<
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+TOMMY GANNON+
>the talented pianist who accompanies roman<
>is also magnificent & played for frankie lane<
+(OUR TABLE >NEXT TO+
+THE PIANO >THANKS<+
+TO TOMMIE'S ESTHER,+
+LONDON >BLITZ GIRL)+
>for 5 years / tommy has great sense of humor<
>& together roman & tommy provide synergy<
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+WE HAD A "WHALER" LA V's+
+SIGNATURE DRINK / BUT BE+
>(charles cavaroc >would<
>be >very suspicious of a<
>drink w/ ice cream in it)<
+CAREFUL THEY HAVE MUCH+
+PAIN FINDING >ICE-CREAM<+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu


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