Whole-Systems Approach to Community Living – One Community Weekly Progress Update #204

Whole-Systems Approach to Community Living - One Community Weekly Progress Update #204

An open source and free-shared whole-systems approach to community living could change the way people look at both sustainability and community living. One Community is designing this to include foodenergyhousingeducation, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled livingglobal stewardship practices, and more.

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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the February 19th, 2017 edition (#204) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Whole-Systems Approach to Community Living
One Community Progress Update #204

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO COMMUNITY LIVING INTRO: @1:03

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:

  • Transferred all of written content for the Reality Lesson Plan to the website (see below)
  • Behind the scenes: completed 100% of the written part of the Fulfilled Living Lesson Plan
  • Completed the second 50% of the mindmap for the Sharing Lesson Plan (see below)
  • Continued creation of renders for The Ultimate Classroom (see below)
  • Sangam Stanczak joined the team and completed several weeks of cost analysis and hours of additional research for the Learning Tools and Toys component (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:

  • Ashwin Patil continued with his 18th week developing the new Search Engines for our site (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:

WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO COMMUNITY LIVING SUMMARY: @8:

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HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This last week the core team transferred all of the written content for the Reality Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Reality”.

Reality Lesson Plan, One Community

Transferred 100% of Reality Lesson Plan to Site – Click to Visit Page

Behind the scenes, we completed 100% of the written part of the Fulfilled Living Lesson Plan.

We also completed the second 50% of the mindmap for the Sharing Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:

Sharing Mindmap, One Community

Sharing Mindmap Complete – Click to Visit Page

In addition, the core team continued creation of renders for The Ultimate Classroom. We finished rendering updates for the indigo room:

In addition, the core team continued creation of renders for The Ultimate Classroom. We finished rendering updates for the indigo room:

Continued Creation of Renders for the Ultimate Classroom – Click to Visit Page

…..and started adding missing items and updating textures for the red room:

red room

Continued Creation of Renders for the Ultimate Classroom – Click to Visit Page

Last but not least, Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) joined the team and completed several weeks of cost analysis (top pic) and hours of additional research for the Learning Tools and Toys component. You can see screenshots of all this behind-the-scenes work here:

Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) joined the team and completed several weeks of cost analysis (top pic) and hours of additional research for the Learning Tools and Toys component. You can see screenshots of all this behind-the-scenes work here:

Completed Several Weeks of Tool and Toy Cost Analysis – Click for Page

 Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) joined the team and completed several weeks of cost analysis (top pic) and hours of additional research for the Learning Tools and Toys component.

Completed Hours of Research for the Learning Tools and Toys Component – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 18th week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was on the Highest Good Food search engine to integrate more edits to the names, add in the Open Source Botanical Gardens page and related pages, and begin working on the Walipini and Aquapini sections.

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 18th week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was on the Highest Good Food search engine to integrate more edits to the names, add in the Open Source Botanical Gardens page and related pages, and begin working on the Walipini and Aquapini sections.

Continued Developing the New Search Engine for Our Site – Click for Highest Good Food

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team updated several pages in the 7 villages online book. We also began reviewing where we left off with the DIY Murphy Bed construction instructions.

This week the core team updated several pages in the 7 villages online book. We also began reviewing where we left off with the DIY Murphy Bed construction instructions.

Updated Pages in the 7 Villages Online Book and Continued Murphy Bed Construction instructions – Click for Housing Page

Then we completed final edits to this Tropical Atrium render (now with people doing yoga) and added it to the Earthbag Village and Tropical Atrium pages:

Tropical Atrium Recreation Space with Yoga Class, One Community Earthbag Village

Tropical Atrium New Final Render Now with People Doing Yoga – Click for Page

Also, after adding trees and sky we created this final render of the Communal Eco-shower Structure for the Earthbag Village:
One Community Earhbag Village Communal Eco-Shower Structure

Final Render of the Communal Eco-shower Structure – Click for Page

…and this final render of the Communal Eco-shower Structure section view:
One Community Earthbag Village Communal Eco-Shower Section View

Final Render of the Communal Eco-Shower Structure Section View – Click for Page

Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer)  completed her 2nd week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she researched barrel options and eliminated this option based on space needs, came up with multiple reservoir alternatives, confirmed metal sheeting will work for the roof, and began researching water purification alternatives.

Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) joined the team and completed her 2nd week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she researched barrel options and eliminated this option based on space needs, came up with multiple reservoir alternatives, confirmed metal sheeting will work for the roof, and began researching water purification alternatives.

Worked on Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 3rd week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower designs. This week’s focus was the designs shown here for the central sink piping.

Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 3rd week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower designs. This week’s focus was the designs shown here for the central sink piping.

Continued Working on Heat Recycling Communal Eco-Shower Designs – Click to Visit Page

Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 9th week helping create the standardized AutoCAD layers and line-weights template and tutorial. This week’s focus was adding pictures and additional edits to create 2.0 of the AutoCAD layers and line-weights tutorial, as shown here.

Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 9th week helping create the standardized AutoCAD layers and line-weights template and tutorial. This week’s focus was adding pictures and additional edits to create 2.0 of the AutoCAD layers and line-weights tutorial, as shown here.

Continued Creation of Standardized AutoCAD Layers and Line Weights Template – Click for Page

Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 13th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development with the 8th week of help from Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student). This week’s focus, as shown here, was on the removable compost receptacle attachments and new approaches to emptying and cleaning.

Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 13th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development with the 8th week of help from Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student). This week’s focus, as shown here, was on the removable compost receptacle attachments and new approaches to emptying and cleaning.

Continued Working on the Vermiculture Bathroom Development – Click to Visit Page

And Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 56 of Dean’s work focusing this week on the Eastside living spaces:

 Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 56 of Dean’s work focusing this week on the Eastside living spaces:

Continued Working on Renders for Cob Village Eastside Living Spaces – Click to Visit Page

…this final render of the Westside Living Space Upstairs View:

final render of the Westside Living Space Upstairs View

Westside Living Space Upstairs View – Final Render – Click for Cob Village Page

… and this final render of the Section View of the Westside Living Spaces Looking North:

final render of the Section View of the Westside Living Spaces Looking North

Cob Village Section View of the Westside Living Spaces Looking North – Click for Page

Adding details to Dean’s previous work, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) added people and nature elements to create these two new views of the Cob Village Roof View Looking Southeast:

One Community Cob Village Final Render with People, Roof View Looking Southeast, Adding details to Dean’s previous work, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) added people and nature elements to create these two new views of the Cob Village Roof View Looking Southeast

Cob Village Concept Render – Roof View Looking Southeast – Click for Page

…. and this Roof View Looking North.

One Community Cob Village Rooftop View Looking North Final Render with People

Cob Village Concept Render – Roof View Looking North – Click for Page

Jiming Chen (Designer with his Master’s in Architecture and BA in Engineering) also continued helping develop the Tree House Village (Pod 7). What you see here is his 13th week of this work focusing on applying last week’s color choices and test rendering each of the different tree house structures shown here:

Jiming Chen (Designer with his Master’s in Architecture and BA in Engineering) also continued helping develop the Tree House Village (Pod 7). What you see here is his 13th week of this work focusing on applying last week’s color choices and test rendering each of the different tree house structures shown here:

Continued Developing the Tree House Village – Click for Page

….also this next-generation render of the complete village.

....also this next-generation render of the complete village.

Cob Village Next-Generation Render of the Complete Village – Click for Page

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 31st week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was more updates to the kitchen textures and design testing more lighting strategies for the living spaces.

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 31st week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was more updates to the kitchen textures and design testing more lighting strategies for the living spaces.

Continued Helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village – Click to Visit Page

Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 16th week of work, focusing on updating layers to match the new template and continued development of the details in front of the East wing and inside the left wing, as shown here.

Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 16th week of work, focusing on updating layers to match the new template and continued development of the details in front of the East wing and inside the left wing, as shown here.

Continued Working on the Compressed Earth Block Village External Elements – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 27th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was beginning the process of learning how to use the Dialux software to model the City Center Living Dome bathrooms and begin lighting testing.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 27th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was beginning the process of learning how to use the Dialux software to model the City Center Living Dome bathrooms and begin lighting testing.

Continues Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click to Visit Page

In addition to this, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) helped us create this updated and final render of one of the City Center rental rooms.

One Community Duplicable City Center Guest Residence final render, Guy Grossfeld

Created Final Render of One of the City Center Rental Rooms – Click to Visit Page

And Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) continued her research helping us create an in-depth washing machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 22nd week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was more content creation and updating the graphics and numbers for water savings. The core team also continued editing and formatting last week’s content on the eco-laundry page on the site. A collage of all of this is shown here.

Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) continued her research helping us create an in-depth washing machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 22nd week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was more content creation and updating the graphics and numbers for water savings. The core team also continued editing and formatting last week’s content on the eco-laundry page on the site. A collage of all of this is shown here.

Continued Research for in-Depth Laundry and Dryer Machine Sustainability Analysis – Click to Visit Page

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was continued more roof design updates and working on the flange specifics and best lengths for the main column sections to be able to be constructed without heavy machinery.

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was continued more roof design updates and working on the flange specifics and best lengths for the main column sections to be able to be constructed without heavy machinery.

Continued Working on the City Center Structural Engineering – Click to Visit Page

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) working with the guidance of Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) worked on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. This week’s work focused on the initial wiring layouts shown here.

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) working with the guidance of Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) worked on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. This week’s work focused on the initial wiring layouts shown here.

Continued Working on Energy Infrastructure for the City Center – Click for Page

Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 5th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was this behind-the-scenes tutorial explaining the engineering of column spread footings with an example that includes all the calculations of footings that are used, as shown here.

Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 5th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was this behind-the-scenes tutorial explaining the engineering of column spread footings with an example that includes all the calculations of footings that are used, as shown here.

Continued Working on the Concrete Foundation Design and Tutorial Details

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team finished another round of developing the new Highest Good education video. What you see here are a couple different proposed layouts for the lesson plans graphic.

This week the core team finished another round of developing the new Highest Good education video. What you see here are a couple different proposed layouts for the lesson plans graphic.

Continued Developing New Highest Good Education Video – Click to Visit

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