Thanks to the internet, reinventing sustainability as a primarily open source and free-shared industry is possible if enough people participate. One Community is working towards this as part of a comprehensive and replicable model for creating a sustainable planet.
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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 August 7th, 2016 edition (#176) 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:
REINVENTING SUSTAINABILITY INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:52
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:20
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:30
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:37
REINVENTING SUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY: @8:22
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One Community is reinventing sustainability 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 third 25% of the written content for the Honesty and Integrity 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 “Honesty & Integrity” is now 75% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% of the written part of the Beliefs Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Information Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here:
One Community is reinventing sustainability 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 collated 3 spreadsheets to make one updated, comprehensive, and accurate list for the equipment we will need for the Transition Kitchen, as you can see below:
One Community is reinventing sustainability 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 last week the core team put another 10 hours into the behind-the-scenes revision for the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week we reviewed all content (video and articles) in Section 16 – Resources to assure relevancy due to significant narrative changes since inception. We also matched up all videos to coincide with those listed in that section, and then numbered all green step narratives in Sections 4, 5, 7, & 8 to coincide with Step Headings for ease of finding them. EPS and red sealing tape photos and description were also added to the materials list. We’d say we are now 93% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
We also created new more-compact and much clearer images to the new page we’re developing to open source the communal Vermiculture Eco-Toilet designs. You can see some of these updated images here:
Sal Rubio (Industrial Designer) continued working on creating professional do-it-yourself Earthbag Village Murphy Bed furniture assembly instructions. What you see here is week 11 of this process that included this update to the Table of Contents format.
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), continued evolving the renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2). What you see here are her ideas for the layout of all her renders for inclusion in the online book we’re creating that will be an overview of all 7 villages and the Duplicable City Center.
Vidya Patil (Quantity surveyor and Civil CAD Drafter) also continued with her 2nd week of cost analysis for the Straw Bale Village. What you see here are her initial analysis results for the gym, meeting room, play area, and computer room.
And Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 30 of his work that focused on final touches and then incorporation of the new rooftop grill and shade structure designs, and then beginning the work of adding greenery we intend to grow on the sides of this village.
Also, Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD Draftsperson and Designer) continued evolving the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). You can see his 2nd week of work here, showing the redesign of the family living units on the North side of the structure so that they share plumbing walls, and the addition of an elevator and 3 more units in the South, and adding individual bathrooms for all of the South units.
Guy Grossfeld, (Graphic Designer) also continued with his 8th week of photoshop work on the renders for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) and also finished adding blue accents to the render for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4), which you see here:
For the Shipping Container Village, this week’s focus were the finalized versions of the dining area looking South:
…this family layout looking out:
…and this family layout looking in:
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book created by last year’s intern Team. This week he created the page and image you see here.
One Community is reinventing sustainability 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 render updates in the dining dome (north view of the kitchen) where new details were added and the lights and shadows were adjusted. We also did the initial render setup for the root cellar and external views.
Bupesh Seethala (Interior Designer and Drafter) also completed this first section drawing for the Dining Dome:
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), continued exploring recycled pipe shelving and overhead lighting options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #14 of this work showing another ceiling design for the lights.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued her work on the lighting zones by further cleaning up and clarifying on the AutoCAD file where each zone begins and ends. The lower image is additional zones that still need to be added.
One Community is reinventing sustainability 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 last week the core team completed the 1st round of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) color board:
….and the first round of the color board for the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6):
…and the first round of the color board for the Tree House Village (Pod 7), bringing all 3 to about 85% complete:
Also this week, we revised the Cob Village (Pod 3) color board, which is now 99% complete:
Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) additionally continued her work developing the new website structure. What you see here is week 4 of her work as she continues with a new Homepage design. This week’s focus is on how to feature different languages, updated image and video placement formatting, and beginning to work on the filter and search system at the bottom.
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