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.

RESEARCH
WeeHouse vs. FlatPak

WeeHouse vs. FlatPak

PreFab Precedent
Equipment Studies

Equipment Studies

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

California Health Regulations Summary

There Should be a Refrigerator Espresso Machine Needed No Unfinished Wood Surface Water Container for Drinks and Another One for Washing Hands Overhead Protection Metal Sink Hot and Cold Water Should be Available Minimum of a Half Gallon Water Heater Waste Water Tank (not less than 7.5  Gallons)  
FOURBARREL Cafe

FOURBARREL Cafe

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

Disaster Relief

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...
Smaller Targets

Smaller Targets

Branding on Alpolic and pre-fab units made out of Alpolic can be pursuit in two categories: Residential Add-ons, Focusing on Alpolic benefits for home owners and even tenants pre-fab models can rapidly shape/add a new form of living space for it’s users. Relying on durability, mobility, cost efficiency, and other unique characteristic of Alpolic, this...
the treehouse for adults

the treehouse for adults

Given the parameters of our design, a consideration of the gazebo market - which has proven to be successful - makes sense.  The affordable prefabricated gazebos on the market are limited in the design and style they have to offer.  A number of companies exist which build adult treehouses, but they tend toward custom, wood-based...
Rapidtype Marketing

Rapidtype Marketing