One Community is a nonprofit and 100% volunteer organization developing open source and free-shared designs for a global community cooperative of sustainable villages. These designs cover food, energy, housing, education, economics, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and 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 May 27, 2018 edition (#270) 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:
GLOBAL COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:39
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:38
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:55
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:36
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:22
GLOBAL COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE SUMMARY: @11:
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One Community is designing a global community cooperative 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 creating and organizing the Murphy bed materials list, as shown here.
And, Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 9th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week Shadi finished component updates, simplifying the instructions, and finalizing them so we can now test construction in 3D using them as our guide.
Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) also created this new layout for the introduction to the Cob Village (Pod 3) aspect of the 7-villages book we’re developing.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates too. Here is update 115 of Dean’s work, continuing with the final lighting and texture edits and the test renderings of “Dining Hall View from the 2nd Floor.”
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 21st week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished this render of the Game Room Looking South. You can now see this on the website also.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 8th week helping update our Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. This week Mike finished rendering the final game and exercise areas you can see here….
…..and this top-down render of the entire village. These are all now integrated into the website too.
Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru(Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 15th week working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential renders. This week she designed and tested new layouts for the upstairs hostel living area. You can see this work-in-progress here.
One Community is designing a global community cooperative 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 updated the parts lists and instructions for the open source City Center Pipe Furniture designs shown here.
And the core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer), continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 78th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was testing lighting and creating (and adding to the website) the final comparison of the different direct sconce lighting fixture types. Here you can see this and all the other lighting comparisons we’ve finished.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering by generating the beam layout spreadsheet, investigating the cost estimate of TJI beams, and further reviewing and revising the snow load on the living dome platform, some of which you can see here.
Yun Lin (Bridge Design Engineer) also completed his 8th week helping with the beam design and calculation spreadsheet creation for the City Center structural engineering. This week he completed checking the snow load calculations, as shown here.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 20th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was more hardware research, matching zonal information to hardware selections, using previous preliminary analysis of radiant floor layouts for boiler sizing estimates, and adding these details to the HVAC Zonal spreadsheet.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 7th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was working on the pipe furniture cost analysis by researching and comparing materials, updating some parts, and also working on the pallet furniture and outdoor furniture cost analysis details.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 4th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the City Center. This week he modified the fire zones and started creating the AutoCAD sprinkler layouts, as shown here.
One Community is designing a global community cooperative 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 past week we researched hay vs. straw as a mulch option, researched and removed the use of cardboard and paper as a weed blocker, mulch, and carbon source due to chemicals added in the creation of these products, and made further updates to the garden rollout and trial bed strategy.
One Community is designing a global community cooperative 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 continued work on the Learning for Life – Ongoing Growth Strategies resource and finished the sections for Elementary and Intermediate students. You can see some of this last week’s work here and we’d say we’re about 60% done with the page update and redesign.
We also updated our open source Montessori resource page with the best of the Montessori Evaluation resources we researched and found – shown here in purple.
One Community is designing a global community cooperative 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 Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar(Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Shubhra Mittal(Software Delivery Manager), and Swathy Jayaseelan(Software Developer) continued their work on the software. This week they implemented a route to specific user profiles from the user management page, added alphabetization functionality, added a delete functionality in the user management page, worked on resolving deployment issues with the Azure support team, fixed tangible status in timelog entry form bugs, added past-week data in the reports, current week to be selected by default in the drop down, changed ‘weeks’ to date ranges in the chart, reorganized the reports page to include the filter on the top, added the selected week range option on the reports, and removed past-week data for options other than the current week.
Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) also returned to volunteering and helped fix a variety of Google indexing issues for our website and sitemap. You can see some of this work here.
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