Creating a new earth paradigm can be accomplished if enough people participate. We can redefine “traditional living” as sustainable living and make current and unsustainable building and living methods history. One way to accelerate the process is gathering like-minded groups together to create and demonstrate open source and sustainable approaches to food, energy, and housing combined with equally conscientious approaches to education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. Combining all this is what One Community calls living and creating 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. This is the July 24th, 2016 edition (#174) 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: @1:59
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:56
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:31
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:32
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:14
One Community is creating a new earth paradigm 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 Honesty and Integrity 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 “Honesty & Integrity” is now 25% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the third 25% of the written part of the Honesty & Integrity Lesson Plan.
We also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Information Lesson Plan:
One Community is creating a new earth paradigm 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:
As part of the development of our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan, this week Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health), recalculated and made a significant number of changes (shown in green) to the nutrition calculations he created, which will be added to our website this week:
One Community is creating a new earth paradigm 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 the core team 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’s focus was on finishing and stabilizing the end of the stucco with a waterproof barrier and providing a method of securing a flashing backsplash below the end of the stucco to help prevent moisture damage to the structure. We then entered the new information into the narrative in a step-by-step description. We’d say we are now 91% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
The core team also reformatted and updated the complete Highest Good Housing open source hub and the first 4 village pages. This reformatting included adding new residence and social space details, additional imagery from the design process of each village, an index to the top of each page, What and Why sections to each page, as well as new resources and resource sections.
Sal Rubio (Industrial Designer) also continued working on creating professional do-it-yourself Earthbag Village Murphy Bed furniture assembly instructions. What you see here is week 9 of this process, with this week’s focus being further development of single-page cutting instructions.
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), also continued evolving the renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2). What you see here are two new layouts for the studio living spaces, re-designed to better reflect the sustainability and recreational values of the people who will be living here.
And Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 28 of his work that focused on an additional and new shade structure for the roof and beginning the rooftop grill designs.
…1st floor circulation area:
….rental room looking in:
….outdoor meeting and relaxation area:
….northside recreation and dining area:
….and a northside circulation space:
In addition to this, Bupesh Seethala (Interior Designer) created the 2nd version of multiple renders for the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) including additions to 2 perspectives for the game room, 1 for the gym, 3 for the music room, and 1 for the yoga room:
Bupesh also finalized these images looking in and out for the art room…
…this one looking out for the gym:
…these two looking in and out for the library and computer room:
…and this one for the recreation and social space:
One Community is creating a new earth paradigm 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 Duplicable City Center in 3D. What you see here are changes made to the dry storage in the dining dome that include the redesigning of the glass sliding doors and walls.
We also set the height of the basement to 8 feet, adjusted the driveway to the cellar to 20%, and we placed the storage shelves and containers in the cellar area.
Additionally, we worked on the natural pool and spa area, where we changed the rinsing station privacy screen from a trellis to in-ground bamboo.
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), also continued exploring recycled pipe shelving and overhead lighting options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #12 of this work now focusing on researching and trying different art options for the center of the pipe furniture wall.
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture) also produced the root cellar driveway details and beginnings of a Project Brief you see here. The Project Brief will form the City Center Plans Page when complete.
And Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) continued her work on the lighting zones, lumens, and number of lamps needed spreadsheet you see here. This week’s focus was on further defining the zones and adding details related to minimum lumens and percentage-reductions possible for each zone.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineering Student) also worked on the live load calculations for the City Center dining dome beams.
One Community is creating a new earth paradigm 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 recolored 2 complete sets of 28 Highest Good housing Icons. These were to match the color palettes we’re developing to color coordinate the village interior and exterior color plans with the website and all promotional materials.
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