What is Rapid type?

Rapid type is a design/build studio based on a grant from Mitsubishi to explore potential design uses and assembly techniques that are specific to using Alpolic. Research in marketing and deployment strategies of prefabricated architecture guided our approach to develop a semi-mobile food service unit as a means to test the limits of Alpolic.

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Details of the Shingle Shear Panel Strategy

Details of the Shingle Shear Panel Strategy

Boolean Charette Part 2

Boolean Charette Part 2

I am considering the space as a tea house. coffee shop, food vendor, or small retail space.  The central orb booleans would reveal the waffle / steel / cabinetry imbeded in the walls.  I think that a simple steel fram could resist the forces of a cantileavering roof/celing.  The walls would be alopolic and we...
Boolean Iterations

Boolean Iterations

FlexFab

This project is being carried out by an Advanced Architecture Studio class of 15 students and 2 professors called “Rapid-Type” at California College of the Arts. The class will be in collaboration with Mitsubishi who has donated 50,000 sheets of Alpolic aluminum composite material for this project and other material research projects. The...