ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research Gallery - Composite Figures: Design Innovation Toward Resilient Housing Communities in Los Angeles

Co-exist with the Wild

The goal of this project is to build affordable houses with good fire resistance at the WUI so that people who have lost their homes can have a safe place to live. A non-combustible FRP material developed by Each Dream Inc. in Japan was used in the project. The material can withstand temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees and is very lightweight. Walls made of this material can easily be removed and reassembled into firewalls, which protect against wildfires and keep the property safe.