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
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SSandoval_BusinessPlan_P02

SSandoval_BusinessPlan_P02

Legacy - A Business Model

Legacy – A Business Model

Rapid Type’s investigation into successful business models yielded vast information on existing and future markets.  While the focus was on prefab/modular fabrication processes we as a team investigated a range of current uses, such as mobility, program, material and price.  What we found is that the current market is not successful for a sustainable market,...
Fold:it Design Prototype a1

Fold:it Design Prototype a1

Through this 2 week investigation into the properties and possibilities of Alpolic, I found that folding and cellular structure could offer the most flexibility in form making. While the structural integration of a secondary system is neccesary the three dimentional diamond form could offer structural integrity to to cell and small agrigated systems.

Exercise 3 (updates to follow)

NOTE: we will be adding more geometric specificity to the examples shown below over the weekend, but this should get you going for monday deskcrits. exercise 3: Tectonics meet deployment For this next exercise, you will be tailoring 3 distinct tectonic strategies into 2 primary deployment scenarios.  The tectonic strategies were based on your earlier...
PReFAb STUDIO proposal

PReFAb STUDIO proposal

Based on the class research on prefab companies,  the most successful companies sell prefab units at around $50-$200 per sq.ft and most of them sell small to medium size units.  Based on this research, we will be focus mainly on small to medium size units at about $120 per sq.ft.  In order to compete with...
OFFICE {off the grid}

OFFICE {off the grid}

The current prefab/modular market is under a repetitive chaos of identical failures. Every single unit fits on a truck bed, which leads to the same modular size. Also, not every person needs additional square footage attached to their house, and most people if they are going to spend over $150,000 they want something permanent. My...
OpenPod

OpenPod

Suburban Market

Suburban Market

Independently Powered Pod

Independently Powered Pod

Business plan for our alpolic pod.
PARK(ing) mod proposal

PARK(ing) mod proposal

The PARK(ing) mod is a business propsal for a potential direction for Rapid Type Studio to pursue.
Branding/Marketing Matrix

Branding/Marketing Matrix

Download Branding / Marking Matrix full size PDF