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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Mobile Coffee Platform: Group Coupe

Group Coupe Wednesday presentation:
Alpolipod Sushi Bar

Alpolipod Sushi Bar

Going off of what I had on Friday, looking at the cantilevering the roof and sectioning the form into 4′ or less increments for build-ability.
Alpolipod Programmatic Boolean Iterations

Alpolipod Programmatic Boolean Iterations

Concentrating on the interior form, boolean and surfacing operations were based upon the needs of programmatic elements in each set.
Alpolipod Global Scheme

Alpolipod Global Scheme

Global scheme using angled aluminum to resolve the corners and the box/tab seaming system to resolve the walls.
Alpolipod Ad Campaign and Company Organization

Alpolipod Ad Campaign and Company Organization

The following is an exploration of the future organization of Rapid Type Studio and the ad campaign it can utilize.  Since the target audience for this scheme are people who make six figures, the ad campaign is aimed at associating the Apolipod with luxury items like top shelf  liquor and luxury cars.  The company relies...