The time has come for building a global sustainability cooperative. This means whole-systems approaches covering all aspects of sustainable and ecologically intelligent approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. One Community is working to design, open source and free-share, and build these solutions for the benefit of all people and life on our shared planet.
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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 April 30, 2017 edition (#214) 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: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:10
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:38
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:29
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:28
One Community is building a global sustainability cooperative 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:
And we continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Quality and Quantity Lesson Plan and the Recreation and Relaxation Lesson Plan. This brings us to 13 of 52 finished, which is 25% completion.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued adding people and elements from the Learning Tools and Toys research we’ve done to create this final external render of the complete Ultimate Classroom:
… this final render of the Red Room:
… and this 2nd generation render of the Yellow Room:
One Community is building a global sustainability cooperative 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 sustainability cooperative 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:
We also started creating a demo set of structures and layouts for the standardized AutoCAD layers and line-weights template and tutorial we’re developing. You can see version 1.0 of these example structures here.
…..and this final view of the Children’s dome:
…and we added photoshop edits and details to this section view of the Murphy bed from last week:
We also continued working on Murphy bed assembly instructions. What you see here are the new cover design and the newest instructional template for cutting pieces.
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 11th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding a drain to the bottom of the structure and further updates to all the piping specifics, as shown here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 12th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was septic research and initial designs, as shown here.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) and Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) also continued with their 16th week of work on the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was further exploring ways to make emptying easier.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) also continued helping develop the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was round 3 of our suggested edits to the Straw Bale Village search engine, as shown here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 66 of Dean’s work. This week Dean finished this final render of the SE Living Space looking North cutaway:
…and this Loft view from the same wing and also looking North:
In addition to this, Dean started the work you see here for the Northeast wing:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 39th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was test rendering the complete external perspectives.
One Community is building a global sustainability cooperative 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:
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 continuing the wind calculations for the structure. You can see version 2.0 notes for this work here.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus of writing draft 1 of the micro-grid tutorial and initial layouts for the breaker panels.
Renan Dantas: Mechanical Engineer continued with his 16th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was updating the elevation details and more updates to the bathrooms and kitchen.
Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 10th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the City Center Footers, Foundation, and Flooring tutorial. This week’s focus was updating the calculations spreadsheets you see here.
Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also completed his 2nd week of work helping with the City Center basement finite element analysis. This week’s focus was continued analysis of the heat transfer specifics, as shown here.
One Community is building a global sustainability cooperative 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:
Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Jono Lewis (Software Developer), and Anil Kumar Malla (Software Engineer) completed their collective 2nd week of work on the The Highest Good Network. Here you can see some screenshots from our weekly collaborative call and code details as we continue to learn Ember.js as our development platform.
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