Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Biomorphic Architecture



Biomorphic Structure 1967

Eugene's interest in biomorphic design is first documented in this drawing Biomorphic Structure from 1967. This particular drawing and form appears through out Gene's ouvre in a variety of graphic explorations. Visiting his library and studio today I was thrilled to see the original drawing on vellum. (9/29/2012)

In his colorful lectures on design for the class Environmental Prototypes, Gene would often refer to the work of Frederick Kiesler and his project The Endless House.
Although Gene certainly sees the validity of the soft form in relation to human interaction as opposed to sharp angles created by conventional linear building types, his interest also lies in the inherent strength of a continuous skin monocoque or single shell structure. 

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