The SEGO Center City Hub is solution based thinking approach to spreading sustainability and starting comprehensive sustainable communities, villages, and cities all over the world. This component of One Community as a duplicable teacher/demonstration community, village, and city model is purposed to provide an open source and replicable city center, demonstrate cutting-edge sustainability, to function as a community, village, or city recreation center, dining hall, and laundry facility, and to offer a green-luxury option to donors, major eco-investors, VIPs, or anyone else that might not feel like they are initially ready to stay in one of our earthbag or straw bale hand-constructed homes. Because it replaces individual kitchens, laundry rooms, and living rooms for residents, the SEGO Center also saves significant resources.
These most recent 3D renderings and updates are products of the hard work of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) integrating the work of Meg West (Landscape Architect, Permaculturalist, and founder of Meg West Design) and Jennifer Engelmeier (Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourPool.com). Andrew Sadera (Architect Drafter and Designer) has also been an on-going contributor and consultant to this phase of component development.
Here is the most recent CAD export for the SEGO Center. In this past week Karl was able to integrate all of Meg’s CAD work into a master copy so we could update the SEGO Center Details Page with everyone’s combined work.
This week Karl is focusing on the 4th floor meditation/multi-media center 3D renderings and design details. Here is what we’ve produced so far:
The next evolution is to add in two 7-foot pivot doors to both the East and West walls. These doors will be designed on runners so that they can be opened and positioned as desired to open the entire East and West walls for air and traffic flow and sunrise and sunset views. We will also be replacing the door seen above with a much easier to duplicate “standard” door and replacing all the windows with picture windows for increased lighting and views.
Additionally Luis Rincon (Civil Engineer) is now working on the engineering for the SEGO Center City Hub and creating an open source tutorial for how to use the USGS Seismic data tool and factor in the data when choosing a location for building a building like this. P2S Engineering is also working on the LEED Platinum considerations, load calculations, and appropriate HVAC systems.