Replicable Highest Good communities are purposed to bring together people interested in collaboration for The Highest Good of all life on our planet through open source and sustainable designs. These designs cover the foundations of what is needed to live sustainably and self-sufficiently: food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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 May 14th, 2017 edition (#216) 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:
REPLICABLE HIGHEST GOOD COMMUNITIES INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:19
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:29
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @12:46
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @13:09
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @14:16
REPLICABLE HIGHEST GOOD COMMUNITIES SUMMARY: @14:38
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One Community is creating replicable highest good 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 created 30 more pages related to the open source hubs from each of the 7 villages. You can see some examples of these new pages here.
We also finished the demo set of structures and layouts for the standardized AutoCAD layers and line-weights template and tutorial. This week’s focus was final edits and fixes and adding labels to the entire furniture and symbols section.
In addition to this, and working on the Earthbag Village, we created these two top view rendered images with different furniture options for the 3-dome cluster. We used the student furniture, children’s furniture, and Murphy bed furniture with the bed in both the up and down position.
Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) and the Core Team also put another combined total of 10 more hours into the Earthbag Village research for the crowdfunding campaign. Here is a snapshot of this work happening behind the scenes on the Site Selection, Preparation, and Maintenance Tutorial.
And Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 13th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was addressing the need for a plumbing “pocket,” fixing layout details, and updating the piping.
Christian Ojeda(Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 14th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was more septic research comparing purchased to self-poured septic systems.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) and Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) also continued with their 17th week of work on the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was further exploring emptying options. You can also see more of Christian’s septic tank design work.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 68 of Dean’s work that created this final view of the Northeast wing looking West:
… this view looking Southwest:
… and this view looking East:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 40th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was working on the landscaping details in the North, as shown here.
Aparna Tandon(Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 23rd week of work, focusing on converting last week’s hand drawings for Zone 9 into the AutoCAD drawings you see here.
And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the updates to the Tree House Village (Pod 7) furniture and building textures, as shown here:
One Community is creating replicable highest good 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:
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 36th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was finishing the lighting analysis and placement for the Living Dome hallways, updating the Dining Dome zones, and beginning to model the complete Social Dome.
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 focus was version 2.o of selecting the different connectors we’ll be using throughout the structure and continuing to run wind calculations.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the City Center energy details with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant. This week’s focus was on critical versus non-critical systems differentiation and more edits to the tutorials.
Renan Dantas: Mechanical Engineer continued with his 17th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was repositioning doors based on the new dome geometry and adding in shower details and surrounding plant details for the Natural Pool.
Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 12th week working on the concrete foundation details. This week’s focus was revisions and writing more content for the City Center Footers, Foundation, and Flooring tutorial. You can see examples of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also completed his 4th week of work helping with the City Center basement finite element analysis. This week’s focus was the 2nd generation calculations and heat transfer visualizations, as shown here.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) also continued helping develop the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was returning to development of the Duplicable City Center search engine you can see here, and recreating it based on the new pages and format.
One Community is creating replicable highest good 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 created 2 new images for the Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.
One Community is creating replicable highest good 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 completed the final 25% of the mindmap for the Reality Lesson Plan, as you can see here:
And continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Spring Lesson Plan and the Summer Lesson Plan. This brings us to 18 of 52 finished, which is 34.6% completion:
We also continued working on the renders for the Ultimate Classroom. This week we added new people and other aesthetic details to create these 7 new final renders.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued adding people and elements from the Learning Tools and Toys research we’ve done to create this final render of the Ultimate Classroom Yellow Room:
One Community is creating replicable highest good 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:
Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) and Jono Lewis (Software Developer) completed their collective 4th week of work on the The Highest Good Network. This week’s focus, some of which you can see here, was creating a timelog model and api integration and a function to auto-populate a blank database.
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