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 ...


  • @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...

  • 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...

  • What is SuperAdobe? — CalEarth 09 Oct '16, 1am

    SuperAdobe is a form of earth bag architecture developed by architect and CalEarth founder Nader Khalili. Using long sandbags ("SuperAdobe Bags"), barbed wire, on-site earth and a few tools, Khalili devised a revolutionary building system that integrates traditional earth architecture...

  • A New Website and So Much More!

    A New Website and So Much More! — CalEarth 23 Sep '16, 9pm

    As we approach the 25th anniversary of CalEarth, we are continually amazed and humbled by the unwavering support of our community. As a nonprofit organization, almost everything we do is thanks to the support of students and volunteers. There is something magical about CalEarth...when...

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