One Community is creating eco-future design templates covering sustainable and replicable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Everything we create is open source and free-shared and modularly replicable. Combined, these components will be used to build a global collaboration of teacher/demonstration hubs to help others further duplicate and improve these designs.
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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 January 26th, 2020 edition (#357) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is improving life on our planet 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 began what we hope will be the 2nd-to-final review of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was starting to go through the list of parts areas needing checking, comparing parts lists to the model and the instructions, and identifying errors and suggesting how to fix them.
Oluyomi “Yomi” Sanyaolu (Technical Writer and Researcher) also completed his 14th week with the team. This week Oluyomi continued with the trompe and ram pump implementation research. This week he completed the DIY tutorial for building a ramp pump system, worked out the cost analysis totaling less than $100 and with most parts easily purchased form your local Home Depot, and expanded the section of the trompe focusing on its applications which included wastewater treatment, mining and agriculture. You can see some of this work here and we’d say this brings the trompe and ram pump research to about 90% complete.
And Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 77th week developing the Murphy bed instructions. This week he focused on reviewing all the renders and working on creating a system for communicating which ones are needed and where within the instructions, so they can be easily inserted and updated in the future. The pictures below are examples of some of the pages this work is updating and we’d say this brings these assembly instructions to about 93% complete.
One Community is developing eco-future design plans 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 Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 37th week developing and refining the Energy Modeling tutorial needed to achieve our LEED Platinum certification. This week Ron continued with more work on the revised schedules and calculations related to the proposed energy plant schematics. You can see some of this work here and we’d say we’re now about 92% complete with the City Center energy analysis component.
One Community is developing eco-future design plans 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 working on our behind-the-scenes chicken Google Doc. We summarized and organized the food and water needs section, discussed the food types and rations most suitable for the types and ages of chickens chosen, took notes on chick starter foods and the introduction of treats, associating your voice when providing treats, and the importance of immediately introducing your new chicks to drinking water by directly dipping their bills in the water. We started final editing of the shelter details too. You can see some of this work here.
And the core team continued developing the open source permaculture design content. This week’s focus was further development of Step 2 of the Permaculture Case Study section, “Assess Site Through Observation And Research.” This week we brainstormed and rewrote and reformatted the section so that it will include how we’re applying this step to all the main components of our project, not just food. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
The core team working with Stefanie Dean (Researcher) also continued with development of the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan menu creation. This week’s focus was additional recipe research and consideration and further developing and refining the structure and function for all of the data spreadsheet you see in the pictures below.
Mohammad Almuzaial (Civil and Construction Engineer) also continued with his 10th week helping with the Aquapini/Walipini civil engineering details. This week he removed all the unrequired railings from the pond seating area, added railings to the four stairs going down to the pond area, searched native plants that we might add in the site, and added a playground, volleyball court, picnic and grill area, and seating/events area to the upper areas. You can see some of this work work-in-progress here and we’d say this brings this part of this component to 84% complete.
Ali Ghahremannezhad (Mechanical Engineer) additionally continued with his 8th week as a member of the team and working on the climate batteries for the Aquapini/Walipini structures. This week Ali worked on obtaining more accurate boundary conditions to use them for the 2D simulation of the climate battery for aquapinis and walipinis. A simple geometry for the greenhouse and the soil beneath it is assumed. Higher depth of the soil (50ft) is modeled considering the point that we can make sure the soil temperature remains constant throughout the year. Detailed convection and solar load were calculated based on the ceilings direction with respect to the Sun and slope of the ceiling. A specific case was also designed for average conditions of a greenhouse at Los Angeles in January. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is developing eco-future design plans 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 component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
This week Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 64th week helping with render additions and finishing work for the rooms in the the Ultimate Classroom. This week he began revisions and additions to the red room representing health, mindfulness, and music. What you see here is his first round of revisions and additions that included adding people, instruments, and wall posters.
Deema Ali (Graphic/Video Designer) also completed her 9th week as a member of the team by helping with another of the Ultimate Classroom renders. What you see here is a view looking south and her initial additions of plants, books, and backpacks in the entryway, and more people.
Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter) continued with week 11 as a member of the team. This week Ziqian continued development of the Ultimate Classroom by adding more people, books, and other objects and creating test video walkthroughs. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is developing eco-future design plans 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:
Tengxiao Wang (Software Engineer) completed his 3rd week working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Tengxiao continued to work on the authentication module. He reorganized the relevant Redux actions, reducers and root component. He also repeatedly tested the Login, Header and Logout component and fixed bugs to make them more reliable. All the authentication related service calls have now been migrated to Redux.
Henry Ng (React Developer) also completed his 3rd week with the team and working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Henry designed the Projects Page structure, created rows to display projects with the ability for the user to edit the project name, toggle the active status, view all the members of the project, and view all the WBS entries for the project by going to the WBS page. He also developed Delete and Active functions, and updated the quantity to the dashboard. You can see screenshots related to this work below.
And last but not least, Siddharth Gore (Senior Software Engineer I) completed his 2nd week as a member of the volunteer team also working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Siddharth continued working on the User Profile Section adding UI for hours contributed and volunteer’s start and end Date. He also was able to get the admin and personal links from the database and display them into their respective sections. You can see some of this work here.
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