Courtesy Kevin Daly Architects

Hive 50 Honors

For reimagining the accessory dwelling unit structure to make it an attainable option for more backyards.

What You Need To Know

The Backyard BI(h)OME is an ultra-modern, lightweight accessory dwelling unit that has the potential to meet Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s call for 100,000 new housing units by 2021. The BI(h)OME demonstrates—in its design, fabrication, occupation, and recycling—what sustainability means at a personal level.

Who’s Involved

The BI(h)OME was initiated by UCLA’s CityLAB and designed by Kevin Daly Architects.

Time Stamp

Kevin Daly Architects introduced BI(h)OME in 2015, and the project won the 2018 AIA National Honor Award-Small Projects, as well as a 2016 Westside Urban Forum Award, and a 2015 Fast Company Innovation by Design spotlight.