LifeArk is the inaugural project of GDS Innovation Laba social innovation R&D arm of the award-winning international architecture firm GDS

LifeArk is a pre-fabricated, modular building system that can create self-sustaining communities on water and land. It is a rapidly deployable response that will mobilize economic development and regeneration for millions of slum dwellers and displaced peoples around the world. 

We are currently in the proof-of-concept stage.


LifeArk exists to create safe, sustainable and affordable homes for people living in low-income, marginalized communities around the world.


We believe good design has the potential to solve some of society’s biggest issues.