One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit facilitating global eco-cooperatives through open source and free-shared tools, tutorials and resources for food, energy, housing, education, Highest Good economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We call this 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 December 11th, 2016 edition (#194) 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: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:07
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:44
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:10
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @9:23
One Community is facilitating global eco-cooperatives 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 Cognition 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 “Cognition” is now 25% completed on our website:
Behind the scenes, we wrote the third 25% section of the written part of the Cognition Lesson Plan.
We also completed the final 25% of the mindmap for the Individuality Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:
And we updated the icons across 40% of the Education pages and updated the formatting to add a What and Why section to the Strategies for Leadership, Teaching, and Communicating page:
One Community is facilitating global eco-cooperatives 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 to reformat and add sections and anchor links to recipe pages for our Transition Kitchen strategy. You can see a sample of that work here, on the vegan potato recipes page:
We also updated the look of all the Highest Good food icons. Here’s what they look like now, but they aren’t final yet:
One Community is facilitating global eco-cooperatives 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 and Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) put another combined total of 15 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was more AutoCAD image creation and finishing the behind-the-scenes content editing for the Earthbag Municipal/County Involvement and Permitting page. You can see a snapshot of this behind-the-scenes work here.
….and Dean created this final outdoor Roof View Looking Southwest:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 21st week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was on testing and updating textures for the roof, roof furniture tests, elevation drawing progress, and dining room floor and ceiling texture and design tests.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 10th week of work, focusing on more updates and improvements to the roundabout entry, central recreation space Zone 6, and relaxation and green spaces Zones 2 and 9.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued developing the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book. What you see here is week 16 of this work that continued with updates to pages 46, 47, and 48… which you can see here:
One Community is facilitating global eco-cooperatives 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 render creation for the Duplicable City Center. This included working on the natural pool area, where we added new plants, updated the window texture, placed the initial design of the compass and chose the best shadow position.
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), also continued her work on the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. This week’s focus was adjustments to the size of all the people in the main library and creating these final three full-perspective renders.
Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) continued working on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was continuing calculations for the braces and columns:
And Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 21st week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was finalizing the 3 primary bulbs we’ll use throughout the structure.
Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) also continued her research helping us create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 14th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was continued research into residential and commercial washer efficiency and comparing the two using laundry projections for 1, 5, 50, 100, and 500 households.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) also finished his 4th week of collaboratively working on the open source pipe furniture page. This week’s focus was trying to create a new way for us to present multiple images with clickable labels. Problems making this portable-device-friendly means it is still a work in progress.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) also continued working on the electrical design specifics we’ll be using to add to the Duplicable City Center Electrical Planning and Design Details page. What you see here is this team’s 6th week of work focusing on breaker panel research, control systems integration, beginning a wind power tutorial, and double checking the power requirements for all of our equipment. You can see snapshots of some of this work here.
And Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 3rd week working on creating our next generation of Duplicable City Center section drawings. This week’s focus was on the updated details of Sections A-D as shown here:
One Community is facilitating global eco-cooperatives 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:
Yuri Witte (Music Composer and Sound Designer)” completed his 6th week of helping create the music that will accompany the new overview video we are planning. What you hear in the background is version 7.6.3, two octaves higher from last week’s and the newest iteration we’re building off of. You can visit Yuri’s SoundCloud to hear all previous versions.
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