THIS SHELTER restores native forests.
The LIKA prototype is currently being exhibited at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa campus next to the School of Architecture. The kit for this outdoor recreational structure is now available for purchase to support our mission for invasive species removal and native ecosystem restoration in Hawaiʻi.
Invasive to useful
We collected unwanted albizia wood from several removal projects on Oʻahu, 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 Mānoa Structures Lab and has proven that albizia can be a viable construction material for Hawaiʻi.
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.
Reserve your LIKA kit here: