the next step to affordable utopia — geoship

 

geoship—the company making affordable, earth-friendly homes with a 500-year lifespan—has been pretty busy since the last time its bioceramic domes were featured on designboom in 2019. the US startup has opened pre-orders, launched a new round of equity crowdfunding, and installed the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in the california mountains. although no images of the built dome have been released yet, geoship has shared these renders of what the dwellings could look like.

geoship installs the world's first ceramic geodesic dome in california
images courtesy of geoship

 

 

geoship domes merge geodesic geometry with crystal chemistry and are built with all-ceramic composite panels, struts, and hubs. the lightweight ceramic parts are fused together on-site with ceramic mortar. the domes are low cost, low maintenance and quick to install. geoship also says the buildings are zero carbon, 100% non toxic and resistant to mold, fire, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes. the ceramic domes come in two sizes and can be used for various functions: from a backyard studio to part of a community of dome dwellers.

 

this new round of funding will be used for geoship’s pilot production and to build a factory capable of manufacturing thousands of homes annually.

geoship installs the world's first ceramic geodesic dome in california

 

 

‘my brother and I started building a home for our family,’ says morgan bierschenk geoship co-founder and CEO. ‘we did it on a shoestring budget, with reclaimed materials and lumber we milled on the land. then we started questioning why—with all of our technology—are we still building with sticks and nails? how does nature build protective shells? why does it feel so good to step outside the boxes we live in? we started engineering a new kind of home.’

 

bierschenk continues, ‘we’re manufacturing the next great american home, as a multi-stakeholder cooperative, and democratizing the design/build process. we need more than new technologies to protect the planet, we need a new paradigm of community living in harmony with the natural world.’

 

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geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 
geoship installs the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome in california
 

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company: geoship