7.14.2010

Life Cycle Homes, D001

First development based upon LC002 design.  The goal of this plan is to exceed the value of an apartment by providing landscaped views and quiet private spaces; design features include:  common space water features, fully secured perimeter, and private backyards.  As shown, there are 14 secured parking stalls and 3 gated entrance points around the perimeter.  Most parking stalls lead directly to the home.  Here is a rendering of the design: 





Along with a summary of leading design principles for the plan:




All physical features of the development will be complimented by integrated technologies for communications, energy, and security to reduce operating costs for the residents.  Creation of a shared geothermal loop may be possible, depending upon the market characteristics of the final location.  Dimensions of this plan are 258' x 104' - equivalent to 3-4 residential lots.


~Dedicated to http://www.dcgis.org/dogis/

7.01.2010

Working Definitions

The One Number Theory is a means of calculating the value we create from our choices over time. It supports transformation of the continual flow of data and information we automatically produce into a instantaneous measure of performance that we can contrast internally, against our goals, and externally, against a statistically equivalent peer group. The theory concludes that life momentum may be represented by a one number measure of change - theta - that is calculated as a visual contrast of positives and negatives over time (see Value and Anytime (t)). The theory is based upon a wide range of mathematical, philosophical, and physical concepts; many of which have been provided below as working definitions of its contextual framework.

Amplitude (noun)
1.  The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude; 2. (mathematics) The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic; 3. (physics) The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.

Comprehensivity (noun)
1. Comprehensiveness; 2. The information-emitting propensity of a system, analogous to emissivity. (ML - 07022010)

Continuous (not comparable)
1. Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time; 2. Without intervening space, e.g., continued, protracted, extended; 3. (botany) Not deviating or varying from uniformity; 4. not interrupted; not joined or articulated; 5. (analysis, of a function) Such that, for every x in the domain, for each small open interval D about f(x), there's an interval containing x whose image is in D; 6. (mathematics, more generally, of a function) Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage; 7.  (grammar) Expressing an ongoing action or state.

Data (plural or uncountable)
1. Plural form of datum: pieces of information; 2. (uncountable, collectively) information; 3. A collection of object-units that are distinct from one another.

Information Model (noun)
1. An abstract but formal representation of entities including their properties, relationships and the operations that can be performed on them.

Information (noun)
1. Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something. [from 14th c.]; 2. I need some more information about this issue; 3. The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. [from 14th c.]; 4. For your information, I did this because I wanted to; 5. (law) A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform a magistrate of an offence and request a warrant; in the US, an accusation brought before a judge without a grand jury indictment. [from 15th c.]; 6. (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. [14th-17th c.]; 7. (now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. [from 14th c.]; 8. (now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. [from 17th c.]; 9. (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]; 10. (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. [from 20th c.]; 11. A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]; 12. As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data. [from 20th c.]

Informatics (noun)
1. A branch of information science, and of computer science, that focuses on the study of information

Momentum (noun)
1. (physics) (of a body in motion) the product of its mass and velocity.
The impetus, either of a body in motion, or of an idea or course of events. (i.e: a moment)

Omni- (prefix)
1. A combining form meaning "all", used in the formation of compound words.
From Latin omnis "all".

Sustainable Design (adjective)
1. That which delivers the highest social value at the lowest economic and environmental cost.

Synergistic (adjective)
1. Of or pertaining to synergy or synergism; co-operative, working together, interacting, mutually stimulating.

Theta (noun)
1. The name for the eighth letter οf the Modern Greek alphabet, ninth in Old Greek; 2. The measure of an angle (mathematics).

Wavelength (noun)
1. The length of a single cycle of a wave, as measured by the distance between one peak or trough of a wave and the next; it is often designated in physics as λ, and corresponds to the velocity of the wave divided by its frequency.

All definitions were sourced from Wiktionary.org with author contributions marked with an ML (and likely submitted to Wikimedia for revision). Last update: 07.02.2010



~Dedicated to Fulleristic practice of epistemic creation.