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 food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global 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:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:
One Community is facilitating a whole-systems approach to community living through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students:
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”.
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:
…..and started adding missing items and updating textures for the red room:
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:
One Community is facilitating a whole-systems approach to community living through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
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.
One Community is facilitating a whole-systems approach to community living through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
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.
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.
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.
…this final render of the Westside Living Space Upstairs View:
… and this final render of the Section View of the Westside Living Spaces Looking North:
…. and this Roof View Looking North.
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:
….also this next-generation render of the complete village.
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.
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.
One Community is facilitating a whole-systems approach to community living through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Community is facilitating a whole-systems approach to community living through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
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