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Brief Published: 5 May 2011

Rapid Type: Mobile Coffee


Keen to push prefabrication into the public consciousness and increase its profile and popularity, a group of architecture professors and students at California College of Arts (CCA) in San Francisco has designed Rapid Type: A Mobile Coffee Platform, capitalising on the current US trends for food trucks and slow drip coffee.

Following a donation of Alpoic – an aluminium composite material manufactured by Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. – professors Andre Caradec and Kory Bieg began to teach an experimental design studio with the aim of using the material to create the most innovative prefabricated structure possible.

Seeking to bridge the gap between highly designed prefabricated buildings and under-designed food trucks, Rapid Type is a visually exciting and fully functional mobile sales platform that is also easy to assemble.

Rapid Type