Open source and do-it-yourself replicable sustainability components make creating sustainable patterns and living sustainably easier and more affordable. We think they can also be designed to be more attractive than most traditional designs. One Community is creating them to cover food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more as a replicable path to global sustainability.
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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 July 1, 2018 edition (#275) 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:
CREATING SUSTAINABLE PATTERNS INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:44
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:51
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:16
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:54
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:29
CREATING SUSTAINABLE PATTERNS SUMMARY: @12:03
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One Community is creating sustainable patterns 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 finished another big round of edits and additions to the 7-villages book we’re developing, plus related updates to the website. You can see some of the book edits here.
The core team additionally added the completed work of Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) to the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) page, which you can see here.
Also, Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 13th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week Shadi created the initial 5 pages shown here for assembling the back storage area component.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates also. Here is update 120 of Dean’s work showing more test renders for the developing section view of one of the Cob Village living units.
One Community is creating sustainable patterns 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 updating the bedroom renders in the Duplicable City Center to test the new lighting and color schemes. This resulted in this final bedroom render.
The core team also worked on the City Center boiler room and basement in Sketchup. This is considered part of the Eco-kitchen and we moved the boiler room walls, added a door, and placed the updated stairway wall with the new door. Additionally we resized the shelves and updated the placement of them, and built cooler and freezer walls, doors, and shelves, which you can see here.
The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 83rd week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was finishing placement and testing of the Living Dome bathroom lights and creating and adding this related graphic to the website.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering by creating the beam layout and labeling system you see here along with an initial proposal for improving it.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 24th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was adding the zone colors, layers, legend, ERV ducting, diffusers, and minisplit refrigerant lines in AutoCAD and updating the master template to match. You can see some of this work here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 11th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was more research on the Dining, Living, and Social Dome patio and cupola furnitures cost analysis, dining & swimming pool area furniture modifications in AutoCad, and adding images for everything researched so far. You can see some of this work here.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 9th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the City Center. This week he focused on adding the mezzanine and column details into AutoCAD 3D, labeling all the sprinkler and pipe components and then doing the pressure calculations for the basement and dining area, and creating the necessary matching spreadsheet details. Some examples of this work are shown here.
One Community is creating sustainable patterns 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 week, the core team continued writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we met with the Back to the Mother project who shares many of our goals. We also researched for integration additional greenhouse and hoop house coverage options, companion planting, and fertilizer strategies.
One Community is creating sustainable patterns 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 week, the core team began rebuilding and adding all the missing content for the Collaborative Team Roles and Training page so it will be as complete and comprehensive as all the other pages of the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Learning for Life program. You can some of this work here and we’d say we’re about 50% complete with this task.
One Community is creating sustainable patterns 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:
The core team working with Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) began collaborating on a new online marketing strategy. This week’s focus was initial keyword organization and ad writing, some of which you can see here.
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