Cal-Earth - The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture

The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture is a 501 (C)3 non-profit/ charitable foundation at the cutting edge of Earth and Ceramic Architecture ...


  • Excited for a tour next month. Visit — CalEarth

    Visit — CalEarth 13 Aug '17, 12pm

    Held the first Saturday of every month (except August and in cases of snow/fire that shut down the Cajon Pass section of the 15 freeway). Cal-Earth has held these open houses now for over a twenty years, and every year more people come to experience it for themselves, and to teach the...

  • @Durlenee

    At CalEarth — CalEarth 16 Jun '17, 2pm

    Earth One is a 2,000 sq. ft home including 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage in a 9 vault design. Earth One was fully permitted by the building department and received a residency permit in the City of Hesperia in 2007. The walls are built with SuperAdobe and the slabs are st...

  • Superadobe Online Workshop Series — CalEarth 29 Jun '17, 11pm

    Hello CalEarth friends! We have so much exciting news to share. After many months of work we are thrilled to announce our Superadobe Online Workshop Series. For those looking for hands-on demonstrations and lectures, this 12-part video series includes nearly 7 hours of classes. This p...

  • Worldwide — CalEarth 05 Feb '17, 10am

    The images below represent a small sample of the SuperAdobe projects worldwide built by CalEarth alumni or using CalEarth technology and designs. SuperAdobe domes and vaults have been built in at least 49 countries on 6 continents and the list continues to grow. These projects range f...

  • About Nader Khalili - Cal-Earth 29 Aug '16, 2pm

    His six books were written while evolving these techniques and his philosophy of architecture. He wrote Racing Alone and Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own while developing the Geltaftan “Earth and Fire” system for building Ceramic houses; Sidewalks on the Mo...

  • @Nalo_Hopkinson

    CalEarth 22 Sep '16, 12am

    SuperAdobe is a safe and accessible building method developed at CalEarth. It combines ancient building techniques with basic architectural principles, and the results are earthquake, fire, and flood resistant structures that can range from a one-person pod to a fully modernized home....

  • Cal-Earth Workshops and Apprenticeships 29 Jul '16, 5pm

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL WORKSHOPS ARE HELD AT CAL-EARTH IN HESPERIA, CA UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED In addition to our core curriculum, we offer 3 specialty programs each year, which combine our curriculum with other sustainable design technologies. Every April we offer a 9 day Rocket Stove Combi...

  • Cal-Earth at the MoMA in New York

    Cal-Earth at the MoMA in New York — CalEarth 14 Nov '16, 10pm

    Last month I had a surreal experience. I was invited to the opening night of a new exhibit at the MoMA in NYC entitled "Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter" which featured powerful images of refugees and refugee camps. To see my fathers work up there on the wall of solution...

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