An open source whole-systems approach to eco-living has the potential to improve people’s quality of life while also creating a sustainable world.
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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 30th, 2016 edition (#188) 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:
WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ECO-LIVING INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:55
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:20
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:58
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:51
WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ECO-LIVING SUMMARY: @9:10
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One Community is creating a whole-systems approach to eco-living 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 Individuality 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 “Individuality” is now 75% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 25% of the written part of the Individuality Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Personal Growth Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here.
One Community is creating a whole-systems approach to eco-living 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 last week the core team created an action plan and images for our Transition Kitchen page. You can see images of that work here:
One Community is creating a whole-systems approach to eco-living 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 continued with layers of revisions for the upcoming 7 villages online book. This week’s focus was refining these two Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) layouts…
…and then updating the book and website after final revisions and additions to these renders of the open chimney, kitchen, bathroom exterior, gym, outdoor patio area, bbq area and outdoor fire pit:
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 3rd week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus was finalizing this Work Breakdown Structure for the complete project:
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 41 of his work continuing to work on external details and providing this final render of the Center View Looking Northeast:
…and these test renders leading up to that final render and including a new central perspective:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 14th week helping evolve the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). This week’s focus was more updates to the living-space layouts, designing and improving the appearance of the stairways in Revit 3D, and adding more details to the residences.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued with 3D earth block outdoor furniture construction for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). What you see here is his 9th week of this work that is now focusing on texture selection.
Yee-Cheng Ho (Interior Designer) also finished her 6th week of helping with the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) renders for the living units. These final renders show how we’ll open source how to convert the unit design from the complete village into two 2-bedroom designs for do-it-yourself home construction by individuals and families.
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 4th week of this work focusing on the new design for the stand-alone bathroom and shower structure. This week’s updates included adding seating details, switching the the showers to the 3rd floor, adding an ADA bathroom there, and adding in the elevator.
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 12 of this work that continued updating all the page colors to match the new color palette:
One Community is creating a whole-systems approach to eco-living 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 render creation for the Duplicable City Center. This included creating this final render of the root cellar storage area:
We also created this final render of the sunrise roof-top patio, and these two work-in-progress renders of the central pool area:
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), also continued her work on the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #23 of her work where she added people to the render here:
….and started creating what is needed for the assembly instructions, as seen here:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center column placement and calculations. This week’s work focused on researching the specifics for the radiant floor heating and surfacing.
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture), also helped create our 3rd-generation wall-section detail drawings. You can see the outline here showing what code considers roof versus wall for a dome, and the specifics of where we are so far in the wall design details.
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 8th week of behind-the-scenes research into this area, this week’s focus was creating the outline for the complete report and continuing with model calculations.
One Community is creating a whole-systems approach to eco-living 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 4th week of helping with the new site-design details. This week’s focus was migrating the new search tool to our active site, testing it and getting it working, and then adding more Highest Good food links and icons as seen here:
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