One Community is designing an eco-path to living a more luxurious life. It is open source and free-shared and includes everything needed for comprehensive sustainability: food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Combined, these components will be used to build a global collaborative of teacher/demonstration hubs that will evolve and spread these approaches even more.
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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 August 21st, 2022 edition (#491) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is designing an eco-path to living a more luxurious life 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 worked on creating the Aircrete Engineering and Research: Compression Testing, Mix Ratios, R-value, and More page. We had a collaborative video call to teach an introduction to the web design process. Then the aircrete source document was used to move all the aircrete content to the website, anchors were added, text was justified and we started working on cleaning the bulleted lists.
Stacey Maillet (Graphic Designer) completed her 79th week working on the final edits and revisions to the Murphy bed instructions. This week Stacey updated a few changes to the layouts and formats of the components pages. Now that the instructions are nearing completion, the small details are being checked in the drawings. There are some pending questions regarding the drawers within the closet area and those should be wrapped up next week. Some of the sketches will need to be updated and overall the fonts still need to be rechecked. Screenshots below show some of her latest updates.
Diwei Zhang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 22nd week of work, now focused on 3D modeling and analysis review for the Net-zero Bathroom component of the Earthbag Village.
Ming Weng (MS Geography & Environmental Engineering) completed his 20th week helping with the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Ming looked for example companies in Europe, typically in Sweden and Norway, that potentially offer small-scale waste-to-energy solutions. These two countries are targeted because they are doing good in waste management, and they are relatively smaller countries, allowing middle-to-small scale solutions in less populated areas. Our goal is not perfectly fulfilled by their solutions, so more research is needed. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
One Community is designing an eco-path to living a more luxurious life 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:
Luis Manuel Dominguez (Research Engineer) completed his 55th week helping with research related to the City Center Eco-spa designs. This week Luis focused on following up with the City Center Spa Design website narrative and making final updates based on feedback. With the first draft complete, Luis and Jae are collaborating to complete the finishing touches to allow seamless implementation to the website. This involves double checking uniformity and consistency among presented information along with validating information and ensuring the sources are provided. Pictures below are related to this work.
Venus Abdollahi (Architectural Designer) completed her 45th week helping finish the Duplicable City Center designs. This week Venus updated the server counter according to the new plans. She also changed the position of some columns and Windows in order to match the new plans. She still needs to change the position of the furniture and interior walls on section c”-c”. See pictures below.
Huiya Yang (Volunteer Architectural Designer) completed her 43rd week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week Huiya accomplished the work of opening the windows’ holes on the Living Dome shell according to the new updated windows size. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yuxi Lu (Architectural Designer) completed her 41st week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week Yuxi continued to focus on the window to wall connections of the Dining Dome hexagonal windows. These large windows on the second floor were copied and rotated to the exact angle to ensure accuracy. Interior walls were double checked to have correct material and infill/carve out of openings. At openings such as the second floor balcony and first floor interior window, gaps were closed with planes to prepare for the correct rendering effect. Another special type of window (first floor interior) was made to size too. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Gabriela Vilela S. C. Diniz (Architect and Urban Planner) completed her 9th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Gabriela mostly worked on improving the quality of the final renders. She made many adjustments and did tests, working on the bathroom making a few improvements and changing what was requested and working on the presentation with the final images, materials and furniture. Pictures below are related to this work.
Jessica Santos (Architect) completed her 9th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This Week, Jessica worked on rendering images and scenes for the Country Cabin themed room. She has 6 images showing design details of the bed area, living room/dining space, and entry. She added the last item missing, the curtain. Jessica also continued the search for bathroom ideas, with the same theme, trying to keep the same rustic look for it and developed the 3D model, trying different finishes until she found a good combination. Modifications for the main room included removing boots and umbrella, a fixed window, and adding a painting above the fireplace. She also changed the finishings and painting in the bathroom. See below for some pictures of this work.
One Community is designing an eco-path to living a more luxurious life 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 detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We provided suggestions, corrections, and reviewed the overall content. The focus this week was on proposing a 0% salt seasoning with 21 organic herbs over a 62.75% salt seasoning with 6 organic herbs/ingredients. We also addressed 23 additions of protein to vegan recipes where the meal previously was omnivore and made vegan by omitting the meat of the omnivore recipes, thereby eliminating the protein from the vegan recipe. Vegan protein was added to replace the meat protein. Pictures below relate to this.
The core team additionally worked with Mailyn to go over the recipes and recipe structure for the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We also created a structure for updating the shopping list based on the dietary preferences of a group. These preferences include Vegans, Lacto Vegetarians, Ovo Vegetarians, Lacto-ovo Vegetarians, Pescatarians, Pollotarians, Flexitarians, and Omnivores. Pictures below share some of this developing work.
Marilyn Nzegwu (Chef and Culinary Consultant) completed her 17th week helping with the completion of the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plans. This week Marilyn addressed most feedback and suggestions on the Fresh Week Menu Blocks. This required adding prepped recipes, changing some recipes entirely and adding omnivore/vegan options from the approved list. She also went through recipes that had been reviewed to thoroughly check if they were completed and ready for finalization and then highlighted all recipes that were ready. Marilyn spent the end of the week researching recipes that would be useful for Second Week menu blocks. The pictures below relate to this work.
Yinka Omole (Recipe Reviewer and Data Entry Assistant) completed her 9th week helping with the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plan recipe review and data entry. This week Yinka worked on addressing comments on the master recipe document. She also finished up the shopping list by correcting columns G and H. Yinka then worked on entering recipes for the FWA 3-day menu block and documented challenges she faced when entering the data. Below are some images related to this work.
One Community is designing an eco-path to living a more luxurious life 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, Adolph Karubanga (Certified Project Manager & Civil/Structural Engineer) completed his 20th week helping with the Ultimate Classroom structural engineering. This week, Adolph focused on preservatives, connection design and detailing of the structural elements (beams, roof, column). Specifically, he referred to guidelines and provisions on the different connections techniques of timber members given in technical specifications and researched material. Pictorial preview on what he executed is presented below.
One Community is designing an eco-path to living a more luxurious life 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 week the core team completed 18 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, new bug identification and bug fix integration for the Highest Good Network software, and interviewing and getting set up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
Yiyun Tan (Software Engineer) completed her 19th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun put most of her time on fixing the bug “cannot jump from Management-Dashboard to level2/3/4 task”. She created two PRs on it, both of them are waiting for review. After that, Yiyun spent time investigating a “cannot log time to task on Main” bug but hasn’t yet figured that one out. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Eiki Kan (Software Engineer) completed his 15th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. In terms of management work, this week Eiki reviewed weekly summaries. He also helped Yan debug code by following the control flow of her code and directing her to what was likely causing the bug. In terms of software development, Eiki continued frontend and backend work on the task edit suggestions feature. He fixed the bug with the nav item that links to the task edit suggestions page, where the state of the count could be incorrect when different users logged in on the same browser. Also, he fixed the create endpoint on the backend to more accurately reflect the desired behavior of only allowing one task edit suggestion to exist per task and updated the frontend, and naming to better reflect this change. Finally, Eiki implemented approving task edit suggestions. See pictures below for some of this work.
Jason Kim (Software Engineer) completed his 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jason worked on trying to expand the timelog table to span two columns and ran into some issues trying to get this to work. To Jason it felt like something very simple to fix but the fixes that he tried didn’t quite produce the results that he wanted. See pictures below for some of this work.
Vera Timokhina (Software Engineer) completed her 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Vera fixed a bug where the “Tangible time” checkbox did not work correctly. When Intangible Time was logged by Admins/Owners, the “Tangible time” box was checked by default. Vera also started redesigning the project report page. The base of the page now looks the same as the rest of the report pages. She then raised a PR with redesign of the team report page. See pictures below for some of this work.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 6th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Yan fixed the bug from last week, so now, after clicking the “Set Final Day” button, the user’s status does not change. It is still active and only the end date shows in the right place and does not affect any other props. See pictures below for some of this work.
Arthur Olifant (Videographer) also completed his 3rd week helping with updating all our homepage videos. This week Arthur worked on the Global Strategy video. He delivered the V1 of it and was working on fixing the previous videos as well, based on core team comments. See pictures below for some of this developing work.
Rutvij Khatri (Fullstack Software Developer) also joined the team and completed his 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Rutvij solved the bug about the timezone being not saved when the user updates it in his/her profile. This was an issue at the back-end. The solution though is a partial fix as there is one more portion that needs to be fixed where the default timezone is selected when a user is created, which is an issue at the frontend. See pictures below for some of this work.
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