Creating a sustainable planet is a path to improving life for all people everywhere. An open source evolution of sustainability that combines sustainable food, energy, and housing with Highest Good approaches to education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices is one way to accomplish this.
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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 September 18th, 2016 edition (#182) 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: @1:58
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:52
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:21
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:26
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:42
One Community is focused on improving life for all people everywhere 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 Personal Growth 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 “Personal Growth” is now 25% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we completed the image research for the first 25% of the written part of the Beliefs Lesson Plan.
We also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Beliefs Lesson Plan, which you see here:
One Community is focused on improving life for all people everywhere 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:
One Community is focused on improving life for all people everywhere 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 updating the formatting of the pages for the upcoming 7 villages online book. This week’s work focused on the updates shown here including cleaned up and new versions of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) and Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) presentations:
We also updated the Sketchup image of the EPS layouts for insulating the ground around the domes:
Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) also completed her 3rd week of volunteering with One Community, taking over Project Management of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). For her first three weeks Ashwini began the organization you see here of the 100s of Earthbag Village files and professional review, re-organization and feedback on the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page.
….this finalized version of the Apartment Exploded View:
….this finalized Game Room render:
….this finalized Cafeteria render:
….and this finalized Playroom render:
…. Also these 2nd generation renders of the auditorium:
…..and outdoor barbecue area:
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 36 of his work that focused on more color, shadow, and texture adjustment to make these renders more and more real. He also began work on the initial perspective render looking East from in front of the village:
One Community is focused on improving life for all people everywhere 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 working on the Duplicable City Center 3D renders. What you see here are the updates to the Dining Dome and basement. This week we moved the door to the utility room that is under the staircase to face the kitchen and added additional movable storage drawers. We also updated the placement and size of the supporting columns.
We also continued developing the aesthetic details around the natural pool in the Social Dome by adding texture to the supporting columns around the pool, added more branches to the columns, and making adjustments to the lights.
And Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), continued render-testing the recycled pipe shelving and overhead lighting options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #18 of work on these designs. This week’s focus was color matching and adjusting the column width and ceiling height down to match the work we’re doing with the engineering team.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued work on the structural details for the City Center. This week’s focus was additional load calculations and updates to the column placements as shown here:
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture), also reviewed and provided this feedback on Bupesh’s work from last week while also helping make several updates to the Master City Center AutoCAD file.
Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) also joined the team and began the research needed to create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her first 3 weeks of behind-the-scenes research into this area. When complete, this work will be used for all of One Community’s laundry machinery purchases and as an open source guide for others that we’ll share on the City Center Eco-laundry page.
One Community is focused on improving life for all people everywhere 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 Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) completed her 10th week of work developing the new website structure. The focus continued on aesthetic edits, formatting updates, different layouts for the responsive screen-size changes, and how to integrate our logo into the different layouts.
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