Inspired by the hardships facing communities living along the Amazon River, LifeArk was founded to address the worldwide need for prefabricated housing in impoverished, flood-prone areas. LifeArk’s revolutionary kit-of-parts building system is manufactured using proprietary composite polymer molding technology, which creates precise and integrated parts that assemble together to form an infinite array of configurations on lots of any size and shape. LifeArk’s housing technologies are developed and prefabricated in California.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2017, LifeArk is the brainchild of GDS Innovation Lab, a social innovation R&D arm of GDS Architects, an internationally recognized architecture firm specializing in large scale mixed use developments, high-rises, and transportation projects in Asia and the U.S. Learn more about GDS Innovations here.
After winning a $1 million innovation grant from LA County in 2019, LifeArk is completing their first pilot project to house 16 previously-homeless residents in Los Angeles. LifeArk is also building a floating house prototype, to be deployed on a lake in Texas, with the goal to address housing insecurity in flood-prone regions of the world.
Read more about LifeArk in the 2019 housing innovation article from Forbes (link here).