One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit creating sustainable and open source solutions for food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 October 16th, 2016 edition (#186) 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: @1:58
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:54
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:21
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:49
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:54
One Community is creating sustainable and open source solutions 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 final 25% of the written content for the Personal Growth 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 “Personal Growth” is now 100% completed on our website:
Behind the scenes, we wrote the second 25% of the written part of the Individuality Lesson Plan.
We also completed the final 25% of the mindmap for the Beliefs Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:
One Community is creating sustainable and open source solutions 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 creating sustainable and open source solutions 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 2nd week of helping us merge all our Earthbag Village files. This week’s focus was on altering the dimensions and text scales so that they can be readable in the sheet format and bringing the dimensions into one layer.
Also working on the Earthbag Village, Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) assumed management of the Vermiculture Bathroom development. What you see here are his first two weeks of outlining the project and all steps for completion.
…and providing this final render of the external view looking East:
… and this final view of the front of the village:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 12th week helping evolve the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). This week’s focus was developing the Southwest-residence layout, elevation, and 3D details in Revit, as you can see here.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued 3D creation of the specific blocks that will be used for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). What you see here is his 7th week of this work that included continued revisions for his first 3D earth block bench:
Yee-Cheng Ho (Interior Designer) also finished her 4th week of helping by creating these new 1st-generation views of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) Unit Type 2 as they are planned for in the village (left), and this view of how these will be able to be open sourced as a 2-bedroom home option too (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 2nd week of this work focusing on developing the complete layout of this village to better determine the walkway layouts and where the fire escapes should best be placed.
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 10 of this work including 2 updated pages and the before-and-after graphics created for one of them.
One Community is creating sustainable and open source solutions 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 finished 3D layout updates for the Restroom in the Dining Dome of the Duplicable City Center, moving the urinal, towel holder, and trashcan as we adjusted for better plumbing positions.
We also continued developing the aesthetic details around the natural pool in the Social Dome. We added a waterfall to each side of the pool with adjacent sitting spaces, lighting adjustments to highlight the waterfalls, and added plants between the rocks.
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), continued render-testing the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #21 of her work. This week’s focus was color and texture render-testing the floor and beginning final renders with people added to them:
Here is the final color set that we chose:
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 updated beam layouts for all the floors and some images showing most current steel pipe sizing details for the domes themselves.
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture), also helped create these first-generation wall-section details drawings.
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 6th week of behind-the-scenes research into this area, along with the spreadsheets she is using to organize her data for professional presentation.
One Community is creating sustainable and open source solutions 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 2nd week of helping with the new web design. This week’s focus was adding all the Earthbag Village links, icons, and a new mouseover affect to the filter that will allow for easy navigation from any page to any other page within the new site.
Sergiy Chernyshov, (Founder of Enebra.org) and a native of Russia, also helped us by proofreading and editing the One Community open source page written in Russian. You can see some of this work here:
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