One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit purposed for helping people build communities and all aspects of community and sustainable living. This includes open source and free-shared tools, tutorials and resources for food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, 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 November 13th, 2016 edition (#190) 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:
HELPING PEOPLE BUILD COMMUNITIES INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:56
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:50
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:17
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:06
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:20
HELPING PEOPLE BUILD COMMUNITIES SUMMARY: @9:19
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One Community is helping people build communities 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 Consciousness Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Consciousness”.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the second 25% of the written part of the Consciousness Lesson Plan.
We also completed the final 25% of the mindmap for the Personal Growth Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:
One Community is helping people build communities 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 worked on renaming our recipe pages and adding SEO descriptions on our Transition Kitchen pages. You can see that work here:
One Community is helping people build communities 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 continued with layers of revisions for the upcoming 7 villages online book. This week’s focus was page 1 of the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) layout focusing on more updates to the renders and the new floor plan presentation shown here.
The core team also updated all the icons for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) open source hub and all the pages connected to that hub. You can see all the new icons here:
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 43 of his work continuing to evolve the external details…
…and finishing with this final render of the Back View Looking Southeast:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 16th week helping evolve the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). This week’s focus was adding a North exit and patio area to the North living-space layouts and beginning modeling the large-scale bathroom details in Revit:
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued with 3D earth block outdoor furniture construction for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). What you see here is his 11th week of this work that focused on clarifying all the measurements for the compressed earth brick bench and beginning the layout of the earth brick labyrinth.
Jiming Chen (Designer with his Master’s in Architecture and BA in Engineering) also continued helping develop the Tree House Village (Pod 7). What you see here is his 5th week of this work focusing on adding laundry facilities, doorway and floor plan updates, seating, and other revisions to the stand-alone bathroom and shower structure.
Yee-Cheng Ho (Interior Designer) also finished her 8th week of helping with the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) renders for the living units. This week’s focus was on creating this first iteration of a maximally space efficient design that we hope to adapt to fit into 1 container.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued developing the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book. What you see here is week 14 of this work that continued with updates to the pages that will feature Jiming’s new floor plans and designs once they are complete.
One Community is helping people build communities 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 rendering this image for the central pool area (north view) where we updated the waterfall texture and water shape, added more plants to the living wall around the waterfall, and placed additional lights.
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), also continued her work on the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. This week’s focus was these 2nd generation renders of the complete room and furniture, including multiple examples of different applied lighting options.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s work focused on continuing to standardize the steel frame pieces of the dome and researching the best approach for attaching the secondary timber beams to the steel truss girders.
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 10th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area. This week’s focus was continuing the research and writing process for the “What” and “Why” sections. You can see some pictures of this work-in-progress here:
Also, Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer), finished her 13th week of volunteering with us. Through her help, we were able to learn how we could avoid building a completely new site and now Jennifer is helping us with individual pages. You can see the beginning of this work here as she has outlined the layout for the open source pipe furniture page.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) also continued her work on the solar sizing plan as well as her collaboration with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) designing the Control and Automation systems. What you see here is her 3rd week of work on both of these tasks.
One Community is helping people build communities 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:
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) completed his 6th week of helping with the new site-design details. This week’s focus was additional adjustments to the Highest Good food links and icons, researching and testing a new slider plugin we’ll be adding to the tops of our open source tutorial pages and creating a tutorial for how to edit, add to, and update the search engine he’s helped build for us:
Luke Williamson (Graphic Designer) also helped create this second Highest Good education rough-video intro. This helped us decide that icons probably aren’t going to work like we’d hoped in our videos.
And Yuri Witte (pronounced “Veetay” (Music Composer and Sound Designer)” completed his 1st week of helping create the music that will accompany the new overview video we are exploring too. You can hear a clip of the 5th iteration of this music here:
….and visit Yuri’s SoundCloud for all the previous versions:
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