A blueprint for transforming the planet is being created. It includes open source and free-shared sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, Highest Good economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. It is being designed to be easy enough, affordable enough, and an attractive enough way of living such that it becomes self-replicating.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 September 3rd, 2017 edition (#232) 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 HOUSING: @7:45
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:56
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @12:24
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @13:06
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:56
One Community is building a blueprint for transforming the planet 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:
This week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We continued designing the cable spool tables and seats (to match existing designs found online) and also designed a bicycle rack that uses recycled tires. We also completed the table and bench made from tires.
Dijimba “Joss” Kabuyi Ilunga (Electrical Engineer) completed his 4th week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. This week’s focus was the final breaker panel design, riser detail, and initial cost analysis. We’d say we are now 80% complete with the electrical design details for this component.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 5th week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was more french drain and flooring research and you can see a summary of the findings so far here.
And Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 25th week helping with the plumbing details for the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower, Vermiculture Bathroom, and Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s work was adding shower head, drain pipe, and water heater details. This brings us to 95% complete with the plumbing for the whole Earthbag Village.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 82 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining and presentation hall.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 53rd week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was finishing this final high-quality render for the 2nd Floor Game and Recreation Room, which you can see here and is now also added to the website.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 32nd week of work, focusing on additional elevation and texture details for the central area between the North and South residential wings.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he took over stairway design for the living structures. You can see the beginnings of his design work here.
Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 5th week working on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was shelving behind the bed on the main floor and custom door design.
One Community is building a blueprint for transforming the planet 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, the core team working with Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) created a new 100% Off-grid Energy Setup for Eco-village Construction page sharing our work designing the complete energy setup and rollout process for a 100% off-grid eco-village. You can see screenshots of the page here.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 5th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was wind gust calculations and considerations.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 48th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was combining the spotlight lighting plan with the table-top and loft-overhang plan to visualize and test all the lighting together, as shown here.
Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here is some of last week’s work and how it ties into the most recent calculations for heat loss and retention by the basement and into the surrounding soil.
One Community is building a blueprint for transforming the planet 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:
This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We added to the “Suggested Initial Dry Pantry” section of the Food Procurement and Storage Plan and the “Bulk Dried Goods” section of the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, as you see here.
One Community is building a blueprint for transforming the planet 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 week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Reality Lesson Plan and the Fulfilled Living Lesson Plan. This brings us to 50 of 52 finished, which is 96.2% completion.
Working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), we also finished behind-the-scenes development of the documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution component and finished 4 rounds to testing the use of the documents. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is building a blueprint for transforming the planet 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:
This week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was continuing to add and organize people into their respective locations in the master layer for the video map. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page. You can see here this work in progress.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) began creation of the Highest Good society search engine version 2.0, integrating suggested edits and missing pages. You can see some of this work-in-progress here and we’d say this search engine is now 50% complete.
In addition to this, Neha Verma (Software Development Manager) finished her 3rd week helping with the development of the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was learning the basics of Ember.js through online tutorials, as shown here.
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