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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Reveille Coffee Truck Investigation

Reveille Coffee Truck Investigation

Hey all, Please see pdf (link below) – it includes pictures of the inside of the truck and some info about what these guys are doing.  Great use of space, very clean and simple inside.  Definitely a model to strive for. reveillecoffee
Charette: throwing fabric into the mix

Charette: throwing fabric into the mix

This scheme looks at the integration of alpolic with (waterproof) fabric.  The alpolic base serves as a frame (U-shaped or C-shaped; U-shape pictured below), which the fabric is pulled over and wrapped around to secure.  The fabric forms the roof (and/or wall) of the structure and splits into strips where it hits the alpolic.  These...