[the] Sensorium of Machine Architecture and the Onomatope/o

  • Bryan Cantley California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
Keywords: machine architecture, speculative drawing, architecture drawing, annotation, notation, media, palimpsest, pentimento


This paper proposes an association between Cantley’s use of a machine architecture and his experimental drawing, as well as explores the emerging relationships between media [an/notation] and the[ir] residual architectural dialogue.  There is an inherent rapport found between the Connotation, Notation, and Annotation found within the/his architectural drawing. This connective tissue becomes the fodder for a new site for architectural speculation. The palimpsest and pentimento both become the notation and annotation in a new set of investigational works. It additionally briefly traces a synthetic structure of a con-structed language to describe the fuzzy parameters of these constructs.

Author Biography

Bryan Cantley, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)

Professor of Design Theory, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)

Founder of Form:uLA