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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FINAL REVIEW (+ the 4 days before)

FINAL REVIEW (+ the 4 days before)

Hi everyone! I know an update is way over due! We have been swamped with what had to be accomplished by Saturday April 30th! But I am going to recap everything that we were up to the last 4 days below. Which is quite  incredible ( if I do say so myself 🙂 ). So after the interior...

TIME LAPSE

waffle time lapse
PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

     
WAFFLE = ACCOMPLISHED!

WAFFLE = ACCOMPLISHED!

HI YALL!!! So I’ll be honest, today started out pretty rough. It stormed all night, and the Alpolic was COVERED in water and dirt, which is ok since it is water proof it was 80+ pieces that needed to be cleaned and prepped. And the rain is going to continue on until tomorrow (Monday). We needed to...
WAFFLE BREAKFAST!

WAFFLE BREAKFAST!

Getting our Saturday morning started right, we had a long day ahead of us!   A lot of prep work has to be done on the Alpolic before we assemble:   Floor is ON!     Organizing the actual waffle:     My moneys on jamie:
FRIDAY - APRIL 22

FRIDAY – APRIL 22

Rapid type took over the end of the nave today! Sanding, prepping, priming, and then painting the plywood… Check out the process below :    
UPDATE

UPDATE

Hi Everyone!!   The studio has been pumping on all cylinders these past several days. We built the small scale model and the plywood sheer panels got cut this morning on the CNC. We are currently in studio working on the final cut files for the Alpolic to send first thing to get cut in...
steeeeeeel!

steeeeeeel!

STEEL + PRIMER + CASTERS:           THE STEEL TEAM!      
studio combine

studio combine

Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle

mobile starbucks… on bikes

http://www.starbucks.com/blog/introducing-starbucks-mobile-pour/987?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=af
P^2  {POLI PLATFORM}     aka team coupe

P^2 {POLI PLATFORM} aka team coupe