One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit open sourcing and free-sharing the complete process of building sustainable villages.
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 4th, 2016 edition (#180) 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: @1:56
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:49
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:15
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:25
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:04
One Community is building sustainable villages 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 third 25% of the written content for the Beliefs Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Beliefs” is now 75% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% of the written part of the Personal Growth Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Honesty and Integrity Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here:
One Community is building sustainable villages 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 sustainable villages 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 created 3 new Earthbag Village icons shown here and integrated these into the pages.
And we put another 10 hours into the behind-the-scenes revision for the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week we completed a comprehensive review of the FFF doc. on pages 88-150, where we made corrections related to measurements and proofreading grammar and sentence structure. We also added a 6d galvanized finish nail photo and replaced all 16d finish nails throughout the document with 6d galvanized finish nails. We’d say we are now 97% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 34 of his work that focused on shadows, additional textures, and (thus far unsuccessfully) attempting to overcome computer crash problems during the final render process. What you see here are some successful renders and renders that froze and then crashed Dean’s computer.
And, Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD Draftsperson and Designer), continued evolving the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). You can see his 6th week of work here showing aligning the 1st and 2nd floor, seating ideas for the dining area, more roadway and column changes, expansion of the 2nd floor private events space, and a new design for the West recreation space.
Building on Hamilton’s work, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer), also completed his 1st week of 3D modeling of the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) for quality render creation. What you see here are the beginnings of the structure taking shape in 3DS Max.
One Community is building sustainable villages 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 Duplicable City Center 3D renders. What you see here are the updates to the Dining Dome, where we placed the basement retaining wall and structural columns, and created detailed measurement images for the basement staircase updates we’ll be doing in AutoCAD.
We also updated the Transition K itchen designs in Sketchup, replacing a double-compartment sink with a 3-compartment sink and adding a dish-drying shelving unit and a sink for pots and pans.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) also continued with her 14th week of work on the lighting zones. This week’s progress continued with final revisions and defining of the zones as shown here. We’d say we are now 95% complete with this component of the City Center.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued work on the structural details for the City Center. This week’s focus was continued evolution of the structural column and beam placements, discussing structural walls, and how to better design the geometry of the dome.
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture), also continued developing the City Center Project Brief that will update the City Center Plans Page when complete. This week’s focus was beginning the chart seen here exploring the features of each dome.
One Community is building sustainable villages 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 Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) completed her 8th week of work developing the new website structure, adding more formatting updates, and continuing to test different layouts for the responsive screen-size changes and how to integrate our logo into the different layouts.
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