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.

OVERALL SCHEMES
Vendor + Alley + Show case

Vendor + Alley + Show case

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.
Exploration #2

Exploration #2

Hot Ham Booleans

Hot Ham Booleans

 
hamburger + hot diggity dogs

hamburger + hot diggity dogs

      (starwars?!)     inspiration BIG  
exploration of boolean operations: #1

exploration of boolean operations: #1

global + cell packing

global + cell packing

Boolean test 2 ( Hamburger+Hotdog)

Boolean test 2 ( Hamburger+Hotdog)

i’m looking at the relationship between two spaces, an interior and exterior.
boolean test 1

boolean test 1

Triangulated Panel Structural Rib

triangle framed hamburger bun

In this charrette design i developed a triangle frame.  This tri frame then supports the hamburger like design.  Only one of the vertical supports would be visible.  The other 2 would be hidden in the thin section that connects the top and bottom burger buns.  The top of the bun would be supported by the...

Projective Voids

Throughout the use of grasshopper and rhino projective slices where Boolean out of the original cube formation.  This left the poche space for the creation for storage and differintiation between interior and exterior layers. (TP)