One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit open sourcing sustainable villages. These village designs combine physical sustainability components (food, energy, and housing) with emotional sustainability components (education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices) as a model for living and creating for The Highest Good of all people and life on our planet.
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 October 23rd, 2016 edition (#187) 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: @2:51
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:16
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:37
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:48
One Community is open sourcing sustainable villages 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 Individuality 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 “Individuality” is now 50% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the third 25% of the written part of the Individuality Lesson Plan.
We also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Personal Growth Lesson Plan, which you see here:
One Community is open sourcing sustainable villages 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 open sourcing sustainable villages 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:
Shilcy Augustine (Architect) continued her 3rd week of helping us merge all our Earthbag Village files. This week’s focus was updates to all the images you see here with a black background and completely redrawing all the images on the white background. She also helped us create the title blocks we’ll be using:
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 40 of his work continuing to work on external details and providing this final render of the front view looking Northwest…
…and this initial render of the children’s play area and central view looking Southwest:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 13th week helping evolve the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). This week’s focus was more updates to the living-space layouts and adding new details to the Revit-3D plans for the Southwest-residences:
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also finished 3D creation of the specific blocks that will be used for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). What you see here is his 8th week of this work that also included finishing the designs for the first 3D earth block bench:
Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 3rd week of work, continuing to visualize the specifics of the North area of this village:
Yee-Cheng Ho (Interior Designer) also finished her 5th week of helping by creating these new 1st-generation views of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) Unit Types 1 as they are planned for in the village (left) and unit types 3 and 4 as they are planned for in the village (right):
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 3rd week of this work focusing on developing a new design for the stand-alone bathroom and shower structure. As shown here, this new design matches the look and layout of the rest of the village structures:
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 11 of this work that was round one of updating all the page colors to match the new color palette:
One Community is open sourcing sustainable villages 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:
We also continued developing the aesthetic details around the natural pool in the Social Dome. This week we placed more lights and plants around the indoor part of the pool.
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), also finished render-testing the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #22 of her work producing this diversity of final renders and perspectives for what the library will look like incorporating all of her shelving, table, couch and chair designs.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) continued their work on the City Center column placement and calculations. What you see here are detailed summaries of their structural calculation and design work to this point, including rationales for their decisions so we could get a second review before moving forward.
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture), also helped create our 2nd-generation wall-section detail drawings. You can see some of the work-in-progress drawings here:
And Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) also continued with her 18th week of work on the lighting zones, completing new calculations to include room area details in square feet and wattage per square foot calculations:
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 7th week of behind-the-scenes research into this area, this week’s focus was identifying the top 10 water efficient and energy efficient Energy-star personal washers and dryers and comparing their efficiency to traditional washers and dryers.
One Community is open sourcing sustainable villages 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, Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) completed his 3rd week of helping with the new site-design details. This week’s focus was updating the layout of the new site search tool to be horizontal, and starting to add in all the links and pages for the food section:
AND WE PRODUCED THIS WEEKLY UPDATES BLOG – CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE