One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit creating a global sustainability cooperative through open sourcing and free-sharing replicable sustainable village models. These villages are combining sustainable food, energy, and housing with Highest Good approaches to 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 September 25th, 2016 edition (#183) 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: @2:45
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:13
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:12
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:42
One Community is creating 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:
This last week the core team transferred the second 25% of the written content for the Personal Growth 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 “Personal Growth” is now 50% completed on our website:
Behind the scenes, we wrote the second third 25% of the written part of the Personal Growth Lesson Plan.
One Community is creating 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 creating 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:
This week the core team continued updating the formatting of the pages for the upcoming 7 villages online book. This week’s work focused on multiple revisions and updates of the Duplicable City Center pages and and the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) presentations, which you can see here:
The core team also 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 finished!! our comprehensive review of the FFF doc and passed it forward to begin professional review and editing by Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager). This done, our efforts then moved to researching waterproofing paint where we found appropriate options to effectively use against stucco cracks because the product contains Portland cement. We also wrote a new narrative for the EPS puzzle based on a different numbering layout.
Here is the updated Sketchup image with the new EPS layout numbers and a corrected width of the wet dome:
…this finalized version of the Apartment Living Room:
….this finalized Apartment Bedroom render:
…this finalized Apartment Bathroom render:
…and this finalized Library Workspace render:
Also these 2nd generation renders of the gym… kitchen… outdoor benches… outdoor fire pit… playground… and outdoor walkway areas:
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 37 of his work that finalized the overview render and further developed the shadows, textures, and other aesthetic details of this perspective render looking East from in front of the village:
And, Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD Draftsperson and Designer), continued evolving the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). You can see his 9th week of work here that primarily focused on redesigning the rooftop recreation space:
Last but certainly not least, Yee-Cheng Ho (Interior Designer) began helping us create new exploded views for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) and Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). You can see her initial renders here:
One Community is creating 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:
This week the core team continued developing the aesthetic details around the natural pool in the Social Dome. The texture of the first floor was changed from wooden to polished concrete, two structural columns were decorated to look like beautiful trees, and a couple of different benches were placed around columns. We also updated the texture of the water in the pool and added a couple of underwater lights.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work and completed what we think will be the final placement for the City Center columns, as seen here:
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 the chart seen here starting to outline the specific square footage of every room and the type of flooring they will each have:
One Community is creating 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:
This last week the core team further updated our Terms and Conditions page with the help of Oz Czerski, Lawyer Specializing in Trademark and Copyright Law. The additions shown here are in response to litigation making news because it involves a company selling and trying to limit use of someone else’s intellectual property that was placed by the intellectual property owner in the open domain for free use.
This week Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) completed her 11th week of work developing the new website structure. The focus continued on properly coding the responsiveness details for the header, introduction video, and newly added information box:
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