The USA startup Geoship has developed "housing domes" that survive for 500 years and are resistant to fires, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes.
Geoship's bioceramic and eco-friendly geodesic domes envision a brighter future for humanity - the company has begun sharing the first images of what they could be like.
How geodesic domes are made
Geoship domes combine geodesic geometry with crystal chemistry. They are built with all-ceramic composite panels, struts and hubs that can withstand massive flooding and forest fires with temperatures up to nearly 1500 ° C (2.700 degrees Fahrenheit).
The material is non-toxic, recyclable, resistant to salt, mold and rust; and the buildings have a lifespan of more than 500 years. The domes absorb little water and hold up even in the event of a flood. The shape of the structure and the chemical bond of the panels allow the house to remain standing without any kind of problem even in the presence of full-blown catastrophes.
Reform the construction mechanisms
“It's like Legos coming together,” he said Morgan Bierschenk, co-founder and CEO of Geoship. “We started building a house for our family. We built it on a shoestring budget, using reclaimed materials and lumber that we ground on the property.
“Then we started wondering why, with all our technology, are we still building with sticks and nails? What is the purpose of nature's protective shells? Why is it so liberating to escape from our limited perspectives? " As a result, we started developing this new type of domes.
What's more, the company claims, this solution can cost 40% less than traditional construction.
Will the next houses be domes?
Projects of this type anticipate some of what could be the next paradigms. Probably and future houses will be developed by multi-stakeholder cooperatives, democratizing the design / construction process. They will harness new technologies to protect the planet, and host a new community paradigm that lives in harmony with the natural world.
Maybe under reassuring domes.