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Recycled Materials Village – One Community Pod 6

The Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) will share how to build safely, affordably, and efficiently with maximal use of reclaimed/recycled materials. As part of this village, we will also open source a diversity of indoor and outdoor personal growth/self-development and expression spaces. This village will be the 6th of the 7 villages planned and open source and free-shared in complete detail.

This page contains the following sections related to the Recycled Materials Village:

RECYCLED MATERIALS VILLAGE SEARCH ENGINE

Highest Good Hub
Open Source Component
Current Village Focus

 

WHAT IS A RECYCLED MATERIALS VILLAGE

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render (click to enlarge)

Here is the floor plan:

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Recycled Materials Village Floor Plans – Click to Enlarge

 

WHY A RECYCLED MATERIALS VILLAGE

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Our goal with doing this is to demonstrate the concept of building with reclaimed materials as easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrate it as sustainable, interesting, and beautiful enough for widespread implementation.

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Library and Art Areas Looking West – Click to Enlarge

 

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ADVANTAGES OF
RECYCLED MATERIALS CONSTRUCTION

The advantages of recycle materials construction are many:

      1. Sustainability: Recycled materials have already been created (and used) for another purpose. This means using them again, instead of new materials, eliminates the environmental burden associated with new-materials creation. It also removes these already used materials from the use-to-landfill cycle, reducing waste and all the financial and environmental costs associated with it.
      2. Affordability: Besides environmental benefits, recycling can also provide economic benefits. Recycled materials usually cost less to acquire and can sometimes even be free. In rare instances, you may even be paid to remove certain items you can use for your construction. Many leftover recycled materials are also more affordable to dispose of because others may want to also use them, which can reduce your material hauling and disposal costs.
      3. Many options available: Materials with recycled content are available both for exterior and interior uses. Recycling bricks and blocks, glass, insulation, plasterboard and gypsum, plastic, tiles and board, wood, and floor and wall coverings from construction projects are all fairly easy to find and use.
      4. Artistic and Diverse: Seeking and using recycled and upcycled materials tends to result in much more interesting and varied materials. These materials can diverse, unique, mismatched, antiques, items with a story or special look, etc. Working with diversity like this typically stimulates creativity and can produce a level of aesthetic beauty, interest, and character that is hard to accomplish with materials purchased new from the usual places.

 

LIMITATIONS/DISADVANTAGES OF
RECYCLED MATERIALS CONSTRUCTION

Recycled materials construction also has some limitations:

      1. Time Intensive: One of the biggest drawbacks with construction using recycled materials is that finding and acquiring recycled materials rather than just buying new ones at the local store, etc. can take a lot more time
      2. Labor Intensive: Using certain recycled materials like tires for walls involves pounding soil into the tires. This is very tiring and also time consuming.
      3. Difficult to Design With: Creating with reused and often mismatched materials can be more difficult to design with than using new and uniform materials. Plan to get creative.
      4. Condition: Recycled or repurposed building materials must be closely examined before they can be used in new construction projects. Damaged materials may lack the structural and aesthetic properties desired.
      5. Contaminants: Thousands of condemned buildings are demolished each year. Much of the wood from these demolition sites are still structurally viable, but at times they contain contaminants, such as lead paint, that make them difficult or undesirable for reuse in new building products.
      6. Efficiency: Efforts to improve the environment can sometimes come into conflict. For instance, reusing building materials may reduce the stress on natural habitats, but some materials don’t meet current standards for energy efficiency.
      7. Cost: The additional labor required to carefully deconstruct condemned buildings may offset the savings gained by using repurposed materials.

 

ADDITIONAL RECYCLED MATERIALS
VILLAGE DETAILS

All aspects of the Recycled Materials Village will be open sourced for replication as either individual components or as part of the complete village. Just as we are doing with the Duplicable City Center and Earthbag Village (Pod 1), we will produce for this village the same level of detail for the materials lists, build-time and labor details, construction plans, permitting needs and strategies, and much more for all components. Here are additional images and overviews of some of the key components of this this village:

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Exploded Views

 

REPLICABLE LIVING SPACES

The Recycled Materials Village is an earthship-inspired semi-subterranean design that will provide 47 living units. Each unit will be a spacious one-room design that includes a bedroom, large recreation/work area, full bathroom, kitchenette, and dining area. The layouts and complete construction process will be open source shared as tutorials for replication and/or modification into larger multi-room structures.

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Bedroom Perspective

One Community Recycled Materials Village final render, Kitchen Dining Area

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Kitchen Dining Area

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Large Bedroom

 

SOCIAL AND RECREATION SPACE RENDERS

In addition to open sourcing living space floor plans, the Recycled Materials Village will also open source and/or demonstrate 14 additional common spaces including a recycled materials indoor/outdoor art studio, library with outdoor recycled materials sitting spaces, game room with connected outdoor game space, indoor/outdoor gym, meeting and social space, music studio, yoga studio, dance studio, kitchen and dining for 150+ people, and laundry room for 300+ people.

 

ART STUDIO

The first-floor art studio is large enough to host a class and includes an open source outdoor space plan too. Features of this area include multiple work spaces for different types of artistic creation, storage for supplies to meet all art needs, and ample and dimmable lighting to meet diverse lighting needs.

 One Community Recycled Materials Village Art Room Looking In, Bupesh Seethala

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Art Room Looking In

One Community Recycled Materials Village Art Room Looking Out, Bupesh Seethala

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Art Room Looking Out

Here are concept renders showing the external art areas. This area will function as an outdoor extension of the indoor area with tables, benches, and art creation spaces all made from recycled materials. This area will be usable for artistic creation, classes, dining, socialization, and/or relaxation.

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Art Area Looking Northeast – Click to Enlarge

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Art and Library Areas Looking Northeast – Click to Enlarge

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Art and Library Areas Looking Northwest – Click to Enlarge

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Art and Library Areas Looking Southeast – Click to Enlarge

 

LIBRARY AND COMPUTER ROOM

The first-floor library and computer room will be for study, recreation, and relaxation with outdoor seating and relaxation spaces planned too. This area features a large amount of shelving for books, eight public computer work stations, plus a diversity of comfortable seating options with plugins for laptops.

 Bupesh Seethala (Interior Designer) finalized these images looking in and out for the library and computer room

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Library and Computer Room Looking In

One Community Recycled Materials Village - Library and Computer Room Looking Out, Bupesh Seethala

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Library and Computer Room Looking Out

Outside will be an extension of the indoor functionality with weather-safe plugins for computers and ample seating for reading, relaxation, or computer or tablet work. The landscaping in this area will create and support a natural, relaxing, and beautiful environment for work or study.

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Library Area Looking North – Click to Enlarge

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Library Area Looking Northwest – Click to Enlarge

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Library Area Looking West – Click to Enlarge

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Library and Art Areas Looking West – Click to Enlarge

 

GAME ROOM

The first-floor game room will offer a pool table, foosball, ping pong, and tables both inside and outside for playing board games.

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Game Room

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Game Room

Outside will be an extension of the indoor functionality with additional tables for board games and a variety of larger games created using recycled materials. These games will include bowling, dominoes, checkers and chess, and open spaces for sports like soccer, frisbee, baseball, football, etc. This area is also positioned next to the outdoor gym area with outdoor exercise options, an obstacle course, etc.

Images coming…

 

GYM

The first-floor gym is designed to offer cardio options, free weights, and exercise machines inside and an obstacle and circuit training course outside.

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Gym Looking In

 One Community Recycled Materials Village Gym Looking Out, Bupesh Seethala

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Gym Looking Out

Outside will be an extension of the indoor functionality with additional exercise equipment equipment, a circuit training course, and an obstacle course – all created using recycled materials. There will also be open spaces for sports like soccer, frisbee, baseball, football, etc. as part of the space shared with the adjacent game room and outdoor gaming area.

Images coming…

 

MULTI-USE RECREATION/RELAXATION SPACE

The second-floor recreation/relaxation space is designed for conversation, coffee and tea socials, classes, meetings, etc. This area features an open floor plan and a variety of comfortable chairs and couches. Chairs and couches can easily be pushed to the walls if a large and open space is needed for social events and/or classes. The outdoor patio area can also be used as an extension of this room and its functions.

 One Community Recycled Materials Village Recreation and Social Space, Bupesh Seethala

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Recreation and Social Space

 

MUSIC STUDIO

The second-floor music room and studio is another large and open-space design perfect for group classes, recitals, and live-music social events. This area will feature a variety of instruments available for use or check-out and music stands, chairs, and other music related items to support playing and practicing in this area. The outdoor patio area can also be used as an extension of this room and its functions.

Music room Final Render Recycled Materials Village, One Community

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Music Room

Music Room Final Render Recycled Materials Village, One Community

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Music Room

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Music Room

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Music Room

 

YOGA STUDIO

The second-floor yoga and meditation room is a large and open room designed for use for social events and other educational classes too. The outdoor patio area can also be used as an extension of this room and its functions.

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Yoga and Meditation Room

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The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Yoga Room – Outside

 

DANCE STUDIO

The second-floor dance studio is designed for dance classes, exercise classes, and dance-related social events. The outdoor patio area can also be used as an extension of this room and its functions.

One Community Recycled Materials Village final render, Second-floor dance studio for dance classes, exercise classes, and dance-related social events.

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Dance Studio

Recycled Materials Village Dance Studio final render, One Community

The One Community Recycled Materials Village | Concept Render – Dance Studio

 

 

RESOURCES

Here’s a recycled materials passive lighting option:

 

SUMMARY

Recycled Materials Village Icon, recycled materials construction, recycled materials building, Earthship inspired construction, building with tires, building with recycled materials, open source architecture, Highest Good Housing, One Community, Sustainable Community Construction, Eco-living, Green Living, Community Living, Self-sufficiency, Highest Good for All, One Community Global, Earthbag Village, Straw Bale Village, Cob Village, Compressed Earth Block Village, Recycled Materials Village, Shipping Container Village, Tree House Village, DCC, open source architecture, open source construction, sustainable housing, eco-tourism, global transformation, green construction, LEED Platinum, sustainable village, green village LEED Platinum Village, Eco-living villageThe Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) will share how to build safely, affordably, and efficiently with maximal use of reclaimed/recycled materials. As part of this village, we will also open source a diversity of indoor and outdoor personal growth/self-development and expression spaces including an art space, music room, dance room, yoga/meditation space, library, game room, gym, and relaxation and socialization room. Each common area will have an indoor and an outdoor design with ground-floor spaces (art studio, library, game room, and gym) planned to include and open source specific extensions and development of outside space dedicated to the same use and also designed and constructed with recycled materials. It will be open source shared with all the same details, and level of detail, used in the Earthbag Village and Straw Bale Villages.

 

FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS

Q: Where can I get more information about your philosophies for world change?

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Q: What were the initial inspirations for these designs?

With 7 villages to be designed, and a desire for artistic and unique appearances that also had a deeper relationship to the purpose/intent of each village, we drew inspiration from the 7-chakra system from Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and the Japanese 5-elements philosophy.

Note: One Community does not endorse or subscribe to any one spiritual philosophy. You can read more about our philosophy on spirituality and religion on our Spirituality Page

The Recycled Materials Village was designed thinking of and researching the Sacral (2nd) Chakra from Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and the Water Element (“sui” & “mizu” – “shuǐ”) from the Japanese 5-elements philosophy. The associated color of “orange” helped develop the color palette for this village and we further aligned, diversified, and distinguished the purpose and intent of the village by looking at One Community’s core values and focusing on the values of Fulfilled LivingPersonal Growth, and Freedom.

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Recycled Village Color Palette – Click for High-Resolution PDF

Here are some of the initial concept drawings done for the Recycled Materials Village:

 Initial designs drawn by Nelli Levental, MFA of Graphic Design and College Professor for Classes in Sustainable Design

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Initial Concept Drawings for the Recycled Materials Village

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Initial Internal Concept Drawings for the Recycled Materials Village

Initial floor plans by Architecture and Urban Planning Intern Team: Diana VieiraErika Yumi TamashiroFlávia Galimberte BozedaRaquel de Oliveira AlvesSamantha FreitasThaís Eustaquio, and Victor Oliveira

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Some of the First Recycled Village Designs

Raquel and Diana, also members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team redefined the layout of the dorms for the Earthship Village (Pod 6) to include double units. They also researched fire codes, fire escapes, direct lighting solutions for the bedrooms, ADA solutions (hydraulic elevator), and construction materials for earthship projects.

Evolving the Designs to Meet Fire Code – This Eliminated Frontal Greenhouses

Raquel and Diana, also members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, continued researching earthship construction methods and designing 2D and 3D floor plans for the Earthship Village (Pod 6). They expanded the second floor of the village and added balconies to it

3rd-Generation Recycled Materials Research and Designs

Raquel and Diana, also members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, researched case studies to plan the exterior areas for the Earthship Village (Pod 6) and developed the layout of its common areas. They rearranged the floor plan to add more toilets and fire escapes.

4th-Generation Recycled Village Designs Beginning to take Shape

Raquel and Diana, also members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, created 2D and 3D drawings of the exterior of the Earthship Village (Pod 6), and created renders for its interior and exterior areas

4th-Generation Recycled Village Designs Continuing to take Shape – With 1st Generation Renders

 

CONSULTANTS ON THE RECYCLED MATERIALS VILLAGE DESIGN

Bupesh SeethalaInterior Designer
Diana Vieira
: Architecture and Urban Planning Student
Erika Yumi Tamashiro: Architecture and Urban Design Student
Flávia Galimberte BozedaArchitecture and Interior Design Student
Nelli LeventalMFA of Graphic Design and College Professor
Raquel de Oliveira Alves: Architecture and Urban Planning Student
Samantha FreitasArchitecture and Interior Design Student
Thaís Eustaquio: Architect and Urban Design Student
Victor Oliveira: Architecture and Urban Planning Student

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