One Community is developing open source and free-shared blueprints for creating a global difference for The Highest Good of All:
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. Here is our weekly progress update (#52) covering our development and accomplishments for the week of February 17th, 2014:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @1:45
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:52
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:13
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:48
OTHER PROGRESS: @7:17
We are creating a global difference 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:
We are creating a global difference 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 last week the core team started putting the new food infrastructure roof design into 3D along with the passive cooling designs we are exploring:
We also put together a sun study for the Duplicable City Center planting plan. This is purposed to help us in our plant selection choices for in and around this building:
Bupesh Seethala (Architectural Drafter, Designer, and 3-D Visualizer – BupeshSeethala.com) is now creating real-to-life 3D models of the complete phase I food infrastructure. Here’s what this looks like as it is developing:
We are creating a global difference 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 last week Victor Herber (Mechanical Engineer) made huge progress on the vermiculture toilet engineering, identifying the stresses we can expect from the weight within these structures using several different design approaches. Here’s what this looks like:
Philip Gill (Interior and Furniture Designer and Owner of Philip Gill Design) also provided complete and detailed descriptions for the features of the custom furniture he’s designed for the earth dome homes. Here they are with related image collages:
This first furniture design is meant to accommodate up to two adults. In this version, it contains a queen-sized Murphy Bed, built-in nightstands, shelving, and a combination closet/dressing area. A full-sized bed option is also planned for those wishing to conserve space or perhaps for a single person living alone in a dome.
When folded down, the bed provides comfortable and spacious sleeping for two. When the bed is up, the underside displays a picture-frame design that is both decorative and functional. Decorative in that it enlivens what would otherwise be a plain surface with a pleasing design, and functional in that also disguises a fold-down worktable large enough for two adults to be working on their laptops, one at either end, at the same time. The overhang above contains three recessed lights that provide illumination on the table to work, and at bedtime (with the bed folded down) to read in bed. On either side of the Murphy Bed are built-in drawers that double as storage and nightstands with built-in down-lights and shelves above. Behind and to both sides, each adult has his or her own personal closet/storage/dressing area, and on one side, there’s a ladder that leads to the loft above that could be storage, a small play room, or even a guest bed area.
This second furniture configuration provides two single beds suitable for children (though not toddlers) up to their teenage years. Below each bed are ample storage drawers on wheels and/or gliders and, behind the bed against the wall, a built-in bookcase with adjustable shelves that takes advantage of otherwise wasted space left by the bed against the curved wall. Each child has his or her own desk with a pencil drawer and a desk chair, and together they share a chifferobe for hanging clothes and other storage. Completing the set is a ladder on casters that provides means to the loft storage above.
The third furniture configuration is designed with two students in mind, ranging from high school through college or university. It is basically the same as the children’s configuration above, but it adds an additional rolling file cabinet/storage unit on wheels. It also has a folding top that opens to an approximately 2’ x 2’ table space. By placing the cabinet on wheels, students can move it anywhere in the dome for their personal use, allowing them to work on their laptops while sitting on their bed for instance. On the front side of the rolling cabinet there is one small and two large drawers for storage, and one file drawer that accommodates standard letter-sized pages. On the back side, it contains a small, six-inch deep locking cabinet door that allows students to secure personal belongings.
These custom furniture designs can be built in a variety of wood finishes or paint colors. Regardless of the finish an individual chooses, they will be built using sustainable woods, low-VOC paints and varnishes, and other similar materials.
We are creating a global difference through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, can provide laundry for over 300 people, beautiful, spacious, saves resources, saves money, and saves space:
This last week the team completed 3-D details for the library, adding in furniture, a waterfall, and building the custom shelving details:
We also completed the initial 3-D layout for the outdoor aspect of the indoor/outdoor natural pool which is a wading pond and bio-filter for the swimming area that is in the center of this structure:
Two other areas that progressed this last week are areas we haven’t reported on in a while. The first is the Global Food Collaborative software partners Guy Fraser and Chad Parker are working on. Here’s a couple screenshots showing they are now focussing on building the open source botanical taxonomy and plant list to start:
UPDATE: A PLANT APPLICATION WITH THE DETAIL, OPEN SOURCE, AND COLLABORATIVE INPUT
ABILITY WE DESIRE NOW EXISTS: CLICK HERE FOR THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE
The other exciting area of progress we’re reporting on is the custom open source city operations software. The core team is now completely revamping this software and this is the first screenshot we have to share after weeks of work. In this example, you can see the “Highest Good Network” group (which is the parent/top-level group of the application). From here you’ll be able to navigate between sub-groups using the arrows next to the group title, view members, and click on people’s images for their profile. More coming in the following weeks.
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