One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit building a global collaboration for The Highest Good of all people and life on our planet through open source and free-shared sustainability components that include food, energy, and housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices.
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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 October 9th, 2016 edition (#185) 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 EDUCATION: @1:58
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:51
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:17
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:22
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @6:57
One Community is building a global collaboration 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 the first 25% of the written content for the Individuality 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 “Individuality”.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 25% of the written part of the Personal Growth Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Beliefs Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here:
One Community is building a global collaboration 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:
One Community is building a global collaboration 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:
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 38 of his work that provided the final full-quality render for this Village so we could update the site with all the images you see here:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 11th week helping evolve the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) in AutoCAD and Revit. This week’s focus in AutoCAD was finishing the roof and dining area furniture details and final elevator-related revisions. In Revit the focus was on 3D external details and the internal stairways.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued 3D creation of the specific blocks that will be used for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). What you see here is his 6th week of this work that also included building our first 3D earth block bench:
…..and the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5):
One Community is building a global collaboration 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 continued working on the Dining Dome of the Duplicable City Center. We made additional changes to the walls of the dry storage and restroom that are located above the basement staircase.
And we also continued developing the aesthetic details around the natural pool in the Social Dome, including updating the walls of the pool with natural rocks, and placing benches around the trees.
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), continued render-testing the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #20 of her work. This week’s focus was colorization of the book elements and testing different art and floor color options.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) continued their work on the City Center column placement and calculations. What you see here are completed beam calculations for the 2nd floor and the results of assessing what beams we need to strengthen in the domes to support the 4th floor cupola walkways:
Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) also continued her research helping us create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 5th week of behind-the-scenes research into this area.
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS
One Community is building a global collaboration 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:
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) joined the team and began helping with what will be our new web design. Here is his first week’s contribution, the beginnings of a filter design for more easily finding information on the new site:
Vassili Biserov (Writer, Poet, and Professional Translator) also helped us translate our Solution Model to Create Solution Models page into Italian, as you can see here:
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