L I K A
True Vernacular. Built for Hawaii.
The Little Innovative Kit of Albizia (LIKA) is now being exhibited at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa campus next to the School of Architecture. The prefabricated unit will be available for purchase as a recreational kit structure to support our mission for invasive species removal and native ecosystem restoration in Hawaii.
Invasive to useful
We collected unwanted albizia wood from several removal projects on Oahu, including Lyon Arboretum, U.S. Army Schofield Barracks, and H-2 Mililani.
Multi-sector collaboration has opened up the possibility to offer a system of all local resources from building materials to prefabrication.
R&D testing of structural members was performed at UH Manoa Structures Lab and has proven that albizia can be a viable construction material for Hawaii.
Proof of concept
The prototype structure was built at full scale as proof of concept and is on display at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa campus for 2018-2019.
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