A new family of ceramics that fire at room temperature were defined by the legendary professor of material science, Rustum Roy. Bioceramics have a high strength crystalline microstructure. Unlike portland concrete, bioceramic concrete is waterproof and biologically resonant. Conventional building products and polluting chemicals are all replaced by ceramic and air.
We pack structure, insulation, color, and texture into a single all-ceramic panel.
Dynamic tinting glass controls light and glare independently
Integral frame of basalt rebar and high strength ceramic
Fiber reinforced ceramic with integral color
Electrical and plumbing already integrated
Bioceramic hemp composite with high acoustic insulation
Integral color, texture, indigenous aggregates
Cellular ceramic with a high R-value and a tight envelope
The all-ceramic composite panels have an insulative cellular ceramic core. This forms a strong, well insulated, and non-toxic shell. Bioceramics reflect more than 80% of the sun's radiant heat, and are highly resistant to fire, mold, and insects. Variations in color and texture are practically infinite.
Bring nature indoors through the great circle skylights of the bioceramic dome. With an infinite choice of skylight configurations, colors, and textures, you can create living spaces that resonate with your inner sense of beauty.
The cellular ceramic flower of life floor enables a free exchange of electrons between your body and the earth to optimize health. It mimics how humans have always evolved - with barefeet on the land.
The stellated star top brings a sense of order to the spacious dome energy. Imagine waking up at home beneath the stars. The pryramid geometry works with the high dielectric ceramics to focus energy and restore balance.
A beautifully simple geometry underlies our complex physical world. In its recognition there is liberation from the "right" angles, crosses, and corners of the dominant world-view. Structures in nature show superior design strategies and aesthetically resonate with our innate sense of proportion and balance.
Geodesic domes in three sizes.
Base price includes: The insulated dome, skylights, doors, floors, lights/electrical. Turnkey price includes: Delivery, installation, cabinets, counter-tops, loft, HVAC, and plumbing. The prices below are current best estimates.
200 sf Floor Area
The light, water, and electromagnetic environment within bioceramic domes are tuned for optimal health. Whether your making art, meditating, writing, or changing the world, this is your space. It could be an auxiliary dwelling or tiny home that feels unbelievably expansive. It could be an extra bedroom connected to a bigger dome, a thriving greenhouse, or a rejuvenating bathroom with sauna and jacuzzi!
800 sf Floor Area (with ½ loft)
The medium dome is ideal for couples or a small family. There is plenty of height for a ½ loft. Below the loft can be divider walls for kitchen and bathroom space. Combine it with a 16‘ dome for an extra bedroom or a big bathroom. Two 27’ domes can also be connected into a bigger home or co-housing unit.
1,400 sf Floor Area (with ½ loft)
Geoship domes are really a blank canvas for you to create something wonderful. The big dome is ideal for the consciously growing family. Imagine waking up beneath the star pyramid top, feeling the sun pass through great circle skylights, and falling in love with the Earth.
Architecture that grows geometrically.
Domes can connect in many ways. The connector can add useful space as a corridor, or function as a single entry into two domes. Oh the possibilities!
A bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, or tiny home for a couple or single.
Single family homes, or just more space to grow. Domes of three sizes can be connected in many ways.
Two singles sharing a bathroom, kitchen, or living space. The personal living spaces can vary in size.
Sharing facilities like bathrooms and kitchens. Multi-generational co-housing communities. Shared workshops for groups of social entrepreneurs or artisans to collaborate.
The dome is a blank canvas for your living art.
Amazing skylight and window configurations are possible, including great circle skylights with or without electrochromic glass.
Integral ceramic color combinations on both the inside and outside of the panels and the seams.
Choose from beautiful geometric wall textures help to control sound and spacialize the home. Wood veneers can also be applied to enhance the interior walls. Bioceramic preserves and bonds to wood.
Choose from a range of distinct entrances, doors, connectors and outdoor covered spaces.
Sustainable, Affordable, Healthy, and Resonant
Imagine a home that is way better for you, better for the Earth, and costs less! Click the buttons below for a deeper dive into what's coming...
SustainableOur goal is to practice 7th generation sustainability. Seventh generation sustainability takes its name from the Great Law of the Haudenosaunee. The founding document of the Iroquois Confederacy, one of the oldest living participatory democracies on Earth. It is based on an ancient Iroquois philosophy: “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Sustainable Raw MaterialsThe bioceramic dome is made entirely of magnesium, phosphate, potassium, basalt, quartz, and tiny pockets of air. The primary raw materials will ultimately be harvested from seawater (as a byproduct of desalination), wastewater, various waste stream sources, and algae farms. Bioceramic production does not emit mercury or use any toxic chemicals. Bioceramic homes will sequester carbon (i.e. the rainforest effect), reduce potential risks associated with non-native EMF, and even scrub NOx gases from the air to directly reduce pollution. Low Embodied EnergyThe energy embodied in the building materials of a conventional US home (plywood, lumber, steel, concrete, shingles, insulation, drywall, paint, etc) is 20x to 60x greater than a bioceramic dome of equal floor space. This an inexact science, but it’s easy to see how replacing all those traditional materials with low energy ceramic composites and air is remarkable. With a few years of technology development and more conscious raw material harvesting, bioceramic domes could have hundreds of times less embodied energy than a conventional wood box house. It is also well documented that MGO ceramics sequester large amounts of CO2 over their lifespan, potentially even more than was used in their production. Disaster ResistantBioceramic domes cannot rot, corrode, burn, flake, or mold. Based upon the material properties we expect them to have a very long life. Bioceramics are also crystalline and waterproof, so the cracking and corrosion you see with traditional concrete buildings will be eliminated. We are combining some of the strongest materials on earth with the strongest form known to mankind. Bioceramic domes will be highly resistant to fires, floods, insects, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Their long life, low maintenance, and excellent repairability will make these ceramic homes a beautiful gift for future generations while dramatically reducing our energy consumption and ecological footprint today.
AffordableOur goal is to build homes for 2.5x median income. In 2015 the average sales price of a new single family home in the US was $468k, while the average household income was $72k - so the current price:income ratio is 6.5x. Conventional wisdom says that this ratio should be 2.5x, but we have not seen that level in the US since the 1960’s. The cost of constructing a new home been increasing steadily for the last 70 years. Our goal is to reduce the price:income ratio of single family housing back down to 2.5x - while also dramatically raising the bar for quality, safety, health, beauty, and sustainability in our built environment. Low Purchase PriceBioceramic dome price targets are significantly less than a conventional wood box house. Additionally, the all-ceramic domes will be much more efficient to operate and maintain than a conventional house. With technology development and scale we can leap onto a new affordability curve, one that would seem impossible by today's standards. Imagine a disaster resistant home that lasts for 500 years, requires practically zero maintenance, is net-positive in operational energy, and costs 2.5x median income. This is the future of bioceramic architecture. Low Operational EnergyCellular ceramic insulation has an R-value of 4-6 per inch. Thermal bridging is minimal because bioceramic domes do not have frames. The dome creates a tight envelope that lends itself well to air exchange by natural convection (rather than by disruptive fans). The ceramics also reflect over 80% of the sun’s radiant heat, forming an efficient “cool roof”. The electrochromic glass and automated vents work with strategically placed thermal masses in the interior walls/floor to assist the dome in heating and cooling itself passively. The savings in operational energy also extend well beyond your monthly heating/cooling costs. Maintenance costs for bioceramic homes is expected to be very low. The all-ceramic home will never need painting, roofing, or any of the regular “maintenance” that is required by a conventional home. Damage is easily repaired using the bioceramic itself. It bonds to itself like a tenacious waterproof glue. Fast ConstructionOnce the site is prepped your dome can be installed in as little as a few days. You’ll have the opportunity to customize and experience an exact replica of your dome first in virtual reality. Dome installation into physical reality can be more of a community work party than a construction project. The rapid installation process can be completed with minimal training and a few special tools. A professional Geoship crew can do it all for you. We can also send a consultant to assist your crew, or guide you through augmented reality glasses.
HealthyOur goal is to build homes that catalyze healing. We are all beings of light, water, and magnetism. Our human ancestors evolved for thousands of years connected to the earth with their bare feet. Naturally exposed to sunlight. Drinking structured water direct from the source. And dwelling in natural shelters built with living materials. Our goal is to comprehend nature’s principles and restore the conditions that humans have always evolved with. Non-ToxicConventional homes use a lot of toxic and polluting chemicals (click here for the big red list). All these potential toxins are eliminated with bioceramic architecture. Additionally, the vapor permeable all-ceramic mass panels do not provide any food to support the growth of mold or mildew. Light and AirGreat circle skylights flood the dome with healthy natural light, while glare and heat is regulated by the electrochromic glass. We also integrate full spectrum LED lights that mimic the natural light cycles. Automated vents at the top and bottom of the dome work with natural convection to precisely control fresh air exchange without disruptive fans. Subtle EnergyImagine the feeling of entering a stone circle, labyrinth, or pyramid. The geometry works with the stone to focus energy and restore balance. The natural sanctuary experience of bioceramic architecture is made complete with ceramic earthing floors, full spectrum light, and structured water. Technically Geoship bioceramics are paramagnetic, high dielectric, and emit far infrared light. The bioceramics combine with the fractal geometry to restore centripetal charge forces. The subtle energy effects are can be understood through the emerging lens of unified physics. The energy of the space can be measured, in terms of charge distribution efficiency, with the optional biophotonic camera. We mimic and extend nature to optimize health and catalyze healing.
ResonanceOur mission is to create resonance on every level. We all thrive when there is resonance between the inner and outer worlds. When our inner being and reality has resonance with our physical plane experience we feel the rapture of being alive. That's the idea, and the mission, behind everything we do. Material ResonanceThe body is continually seeking resonance; experiences that vibrate at similar or complementary frequencies. Certain materials, like water and crystals, can function like information storage systems. Bioceramics ‘cold-fire’ at room temperature and form a crystalline microstructure. Like a pet rock or the right crystal, bioceramics just feel good to touch. The body becomes content. It’s as if the bioelectric field (ie ‘aura’) is given permission to breathe and unpack. Technically, the paramagnetic bioceramics have an inclusive power spectra. Through the science of photobiomodulation we are learning how bioceramics absorb sunlight/heat and slowly emit far infrared light. They are being used by the nuclear industry to shield radiation. They are also being used by super star athletes like Tom Brady (Quarterback for the New England Patriots) to regenerate tissue and speed muscle recovery. Geometric ResonanceCertain sounds and geometric patterns naturally vibrate with sympathetic resonance. The geodesic dome is the ancient flower of life pattern in 3D. From molecular structures, to virus capsids, to the gravitational field itself, geodesic (icosa-dodeca) geometry is present at all levels. It is a golden ratio fractal. Waves in perfect coherence. In the future earth’s built environment will also become consciously embedded in these self-similar patterns. The geometry of life will emerge physically as humans evolve. Social ResonanceWe need to rewrite the rules at every level. Not just how we build, but also how we structure organizations, how we conduct business, how we make collective decisions, and how our economy works. We envision a global 21st century bioceramic cottage industry. Built with liquid democracy platforms and meta-currencies that value relationships rather than accumulation. We don’t know the answers. But we do know the time has come to embark upon an epic voyage of discovery.
As soon as possible. We will start live streaming video from our home base on the island when we launch in Feb 2019.
Yes. They will meet the International Residential Codes. Permitting is the first step in turning your reservation into a purchase order. If Geoship cannot meet the building codes in your area, you'll recieve a full refund.