Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Métis Proposal in Green Building & Design Magazine

Francis Bitonti (FADstudio) and Andrew Zientek (Terrain Studios) proposal in this months Jardins de Métis Proposal in Green Building & Design Magazine

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pirate Branding?

In this Augmented reality application developed on the Junaio Platform.

Using the Junaio image recognition capabilities I have linked an image to a logo on a bottle of Poland Spring water. If you touch the image of the lips you will be linked to a Wikipedia article about the product. The article is open and can be edited by everyone, the general public can therefore attach information to this bottle. The bottles and labels are all mass produced therefore this publicly curated information can be attached every bottle of Poland Spring water.

Is this a new kind of Graffiti? Can we use the branding and distribution of everyday objects to distribute information? Can we turn a brand against itself?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Force Directed Graph

Probabilistic force directed graph generated in processing. Each node has no greater than three inputs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Bio-Bulb is a biodegradable, self powering organic light source. The product uses, Vibrio fischeri a type of bio-luminescent bacteria, to produce an organic renewable light source.

See more at fadstudio.us.

Each bulb is spherical and can be aggregated to produces different types of lighting. When the bacteria deplete the nutrients in the bulb they die off and the biopolymer shell is disposed of. Each bulb is fully biodegradable.

Image credits: Virginia Tech Photo: Petri dish containing
luminescent bacteria

Monday, May 16, 2011

Twist Flatware

My new Flatware design. (currently being prototyped)
See more at...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bristle Chair

Many tinny branches work together to for a rigid structural mass. The chair is designed for direct digital manufacturing using FDM 3D printing technology. The entire chair could be manufactured on demand as one ABS plastic part.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Voronoi From 3d Curves

Recently I have been experimenting with generating 3D voronoi structures from points arrayed along curves. The voronoi cells follow the curve and define a continuous space around the curve. Essentially the voronoi is generating surfaces that define the space that falls between these knot like curves. Because of the density of the points along the curve these interesting surfaces are generated that are reminiscent of minimal surfaces.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spherical Aggregation System

Aggregation of components based on spherical coordinates.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Competition Jury

Francis Bitonti will be on the jury for the d3 Natural Systems Competition:

Competition Description:
The d3 Natural Systems competition for 2011 invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential of analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based influences in architecture, interiors, and designed objects. The competition calls for innovative proposals that advance sustainable thought and performance through the study of intrinsic environmental geometries, behaviors, and flows. By identifying, examining, and applying their structural order on form and function- -bottom-up, performance-based solutions for limitless building typologies, functional programs, and material conditions may be realized.