Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Woodstock Museum Design Competition

Francis A. Bitonti from FADarch
is currently collaborating with Severn Clay-Youman (Severn Clay Studio) and Daniel Ramirez (Form Farm) on a design competition for the Woodstock Museum in Woodstock New York.

The team has recently been selected for phase one and have been asked to progress to phase two and develop their proposal.

Competition Details

Friday, November 7, 2008


Bustler.net has posted a short story about the bike rack you can read the story at this link.


Monday, October 6, 2008


unbeige.com has recently published a story about the City Racks Design by Francis A. Bitonti.

You can read the story at the following Link.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

TimeOut New York

Time Out New York published a flattering article on the city racks competition. The article made the following statement.

You can read the full article by clicking the following link.


"In a joint competition hosted by the Department of Transportation and Cooper-Hewitt (and, okay, a little help from Google), ten finalists for the new design were unveiled today. They range from the bland-but-functional (we won’t name names) to something you’d see in MoMA (naming names now: Francis Anthony Bitonti). "

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

City Racks Exhibition

The City Racks exhibition has opened at the Cooper Hewitt in Manhattan. The design will be on display in the garden of the Cooper Hewitt for the next few weeks. These are some photos from the opening reception. The Prototype was designed by Francis A. Bitonti (http://www.FADarch.com/).

Monday, September 29, 2008

CityRacks prototype installed today!

The small version of the cityRacks bike rack prototype was installed in New York City today. The Prototype was designed by Francis A. Bitonti (http://www.FADarch.com/).

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Fabrication is nearing completion for the cityRacks prototype. The parts have been built by http://www.redeyerpm.com/ The following photographs were taken at the Auto Body Specialties shop in Patchogue, NY where the prototype was finished and painted.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

NKS Midwest Conference 2008

Francis A. Bitonti will be speaking at the 2008 NKS Midwest Conference. His Lecture will be titled "Unnatural Selection."


Tuesday, August 26, 2008


CityRacks Design Competition Finalist

Francis A. Bitonti has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the CityRacks Design Competition. FADarch has begun the production of two full scale prototypes that will be exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in Manhattan. The prototypes will then be installed on the streets of New York City for testing.

cityracks from frankb on Vimeo.

Fabrication is underway for the cityRacks prototype. The parts are currently being built by http://www.redeyerpm.com/ The above photographs were taken at their facility.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Hyper-Singular Rack:

The Traditional bike rack produces a linear or deterministic interface between the user and the object. The user always encounters the object in the same way and within the same context. The Hyper-Singular Rack on the other hand is non-deterministic. The users’ method of interface constantly needs to be re-evaluated as both orientation to the object and the context of that object is in a constant state of flux. This transforms our interaction with the object into an evolving pallet of interface. Dissolving our dependence on the singular and iconographic form; this forces the way we interface with the object to function more as a system. Our experience is dependent on the patterning of the objects most fundamental components. The structure of the object and its base components supersede the importance of the object itself.

The bike rack is composed of two prefabricated modules that can be combined with each other in a variety of ways. This affords a large amount of variability in the design, allowing the design to manifest itself differently throughout the city. The design utilizes three axis CNC milling technology and structural fiberglass to realize an affordable design that is 100% maintenance free.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Park Design

These are some renderings from a recent project done in collaboration with Severn Clay.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

new script in the works

I am working on a new script I still have a ton of work but this is what the output will look like when I am done. It works as a method for reconstructing points.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Competition Entry

These are a few images from a competition entry that I recently completed for a natatorium in Rouse Hill, Australia with Severn Clay and Brian Osborne

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Maya Cellular Automata Script

This script allows you to calculate Cellular Automata and store the history or it's evolution in a polygon mesh as blind data within maya. You can also make selections based on the results.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

polyPoint V1 script

tutorial from frankb on Vimeo.

polyPointV1 from frankb on Vimeo.

This new script will make a particle field to the shape of any polygon object and then update the mesh to match any deformations.

You can also use the script to make custom particle fields from polygon objects.

Another use can be to apply local deformations to polygon objects.

See video tutorials for more info.

Download the script by clicking this link.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

randMove v1

This script will duplicate and randomly move, rotate and scale arrays of objects.


randMove_v1 from frankb on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 12, 2008



I finally got around to publishing my website click the link above to be redirected to the site.

NOTE: I will still be updating the blog on a regular basis.