Most people would agree that facilitating ecological living for all people, everywhere, is a good idea. We agree and are doing our part through open source and free-shared approaches to eco-living that go beyond sustainable approaches to food, energy, and housing by also including open source and Highest Good approaches to education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. By combining and open sourcing all these areas together, One Community is working towards a world where ecological living will be the standard and foundation from which all living models are evolved.
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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 31st, 2016 edition (#175) 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:
FACILITATING ECOLOGICAL LIVING FOR ALL INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:54
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:27
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:56
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:50
FACILITATING ECOLOGICAL LIVING FOR ALL SUMMARY: @9:24
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One Community is facilitating ecological living for all 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 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 50% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 25% of the written part of the Honesty & Integrity Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Information Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here.
One Community is facilitating ecological living for all 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, the corrections to our nutrition calculations that Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health) made were added to our Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page.
One Community is facilitating ecological living for all 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 we researched EPS and XPS insulation and wrote up a narrative for the 16-gauge galvanized wire for its use in attaching to e-bag course 9 and to flashing. We also added photos and narratives for 1/2″ black poly tubing, 10″ aluminum flashing, rubber mallet, straw, hacksaw, 16-gauge galvanized wire, sealing tape, and caulking. We’d say we are now 92% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
The core team also reformatted and updated the remaining 3 village pages: Shipping Container Village (Pod 5), Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6), and the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This included adding new residence and social space details, the new renders that have been completed, 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 10 of this process that included this update to the component cutting instructions, the first draft of a Table of Contents, and a call with the core team brainstorming the two sketches as evolutions for the Table of Contents designs.
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 family living spaces with a loft, re-designed to better reflect the sustainability and recreational values of the people who will be living here.
Vidya Patil (Quantity surveyor and Civil CAD Drafter) also joined the team and completed her 1st week of cost analysis for the Straw Bale Village. The beginning of this work focused on the bedroom and bathroom details shown here:
And Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 29 of his work that focused on finishing the rooftop grill designs:
Also, Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD Draftsperson and Designer) joined the team and begin evolving the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). You can see his 1st week of work here, showing the addition of family living units on the North side of the structure.
Guy Grossfeld, (Graphic Designer) also continued with his 7th week of photoshop work on the renders for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) and also started working on the main render for the Compressed Earth Block Village (bottom right) starting the extensive process of adding a blue overlay that will evolve into blue accents. For the Shipping Container Village the focus was on creating a resident’s room with different details and color formats from the visitor’s room and also beginning one of the Dining Hall renders.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book created by last year’s intern Team. What you see here is week 10 of this work including 2 updated pages and the before-and-after graphics created for one of them.
One Community is facilitating ecological living for all 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 the updates in the dining dome where we increased the driveway to the cellar to a width of 13 feet and rearranged the cellar shelves and moved the outside boiler room to the corner of the basement where it is now close to the garage door.
We also ran test renders for the Kitchen.
And fixed some structural discrepancies in the natural pool and spa area.
We also worked with Bupesh Seethala (Interior Designer and Drafter) to clarify this outline of Sketchup to AutoCAD discrepancies so he could start updating the window and door plan and creating our section drawings.
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 #13 of this work of initial renders to test 2 different art options for the center of the pipe shelving wall.
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 a file naming tutorial we’ll use for all projects and details about why we chose Geodesic Domes.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued her work on the lighting zones by updating the AutoCAD file and double checking all the zones with a simpler labeling method:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineering Student) continued his work on the live load calculations for the City Center dining dining dome frame as seen here.
One Community is facilitating ecological living for all 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 completed the 1st round of the Cob Village (Pod 3) color board:
….and the first round of the color board for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4), bringing both to about 85% complete.
Also this week, we revised and completed the Straw Bale Village color board with final color callouts.
Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) additionally continued her work developing the new website structure. What you see here is week 3 of her work as she continues to build the new homepage structure and functionality with a focus on the top sliders and menus.
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