One Community is designed to demonstrate that the sustainable cities of the future will be an artistically built environment that demonstrates a green community is more than just eco-friendly, it should be eye-friendly as well. To accomplish this the design of One Community is focused on four things: showcasing the diversity and beauty of the many eco-design options, layouts and structures that support our community atmosphere and brand, innovative designs that combine recreational and aesthetic beauty and use with functionality, and an appreciation and integration of the more esoteric healing and energy sciences.
There are two primary environment types we are designing: public and private. Public environments are environments built for a specific purpose like meditation, playroom, library, photography room, art room, yoga or other exercise room, dining room, music hall, etc. Private environments are personal living spaces.
We believe the community design and new way of living of the future is an environment built around personal growth, enrichment, cooperation, and collaboration; energy is invested to support this by placing the majority of our effort in creating a combination of communal spaces optimized and tailored to a specific purpose, multi-purposing spaces like garden domes as combination meditation and teaching domes (see Pod 1), and designing our homse as works of art too.
DESIGN WITH A PURPOSE
Looking at our community as a blueprint for a sustainable city of the future, we are structuring our physical environment to cater to, and as a reflection of, our equally important social, recreational, and emotionally and psychologically fulfilling environment because promoting world peace, transformation and change begins with inner peace, personal transformation, and change. To accomplish this we have divided the purpose of our architectural structures into three categories: Social Space, Meditative Space, and Private Space
Social Spaces are places like the One Community dining and music hall, kids playrooms, the game room, etc. Their purpose is to give people a place and environment ideal for interaction and socialization.
Meditative Spaces are places for people to go for quiet, solitude, contemplation, etc. Some of these spaces are like a library or meditation room where many people come to participate in a specific activity like reading or meditation in a quiet group setting, and others are designated for smaller groups or individuals with a “do not disturb” sign on the door to maintain privacy when in use.
Private Spaces are the homes of individuals purposed primarily just for sleeping and intimacy because all other activities have specifically designated spaces.
ENVIROARTISTIC DESIGN SUMMARY
The existing model for the most opulent of homes brings together a group of skilled people to design a work of art that suits the desires of its future inhabitants; One Community is using the same approach but with a community focus. The end results is an entire community as a work of art, from our food production structures to our homes – each piece designed to demonstrate and reflect the creativity and desires of the group while supporting our non-profit open source green community goals.