This weeks #urbanist goodreads are about strange buildings

This weeks #urbanist goodreads are about strange buildings

Okay, so there are no actual “reads” this week, it’s all videos and photos. You’re welcome! This week we peek inside the building where the New Years Eve ball drops, learn about Bart Prince, an architect who builds very cool but very strange buildings, take a look at an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in small town Ohio, go inside an apartment building made of shipping containers in Connecticut, mourn the demolition of a brutalist masterpiece in Baltimore, and explore China’s weirdest buildings. VIDEO: Inside the home of the New Years Eve ball – New Yorker “The building, eventually sold to Jamestown Properties, is now mostly unoccupied. The abandoned floors are littered with graffiti and the remnants of old signs. On New Year’s Eve, around a million people are expected to pack Times Square and fix their eyes on the ball. When it comes down, though, it will land above a building that has been empty for years.” VIDEO: The Model Architect: Bart Prince – Dwell  Prince is an Albuquerque based architect who builds, weird, wild, wonderful buildings. VIDEO: Ohio Accessory Dwelling Unit – Granola Shotgun  This video is a bit dry – but it’s worth it just to see how much usable space designer Alex Melamed fit into 300 square feet. VIDEO: Stacked cargo containers in New Haven’s “LEGO” apartments – faircompanies  This video is a bit dry too (sorry), but you get to see them stack an apartment building made of shipping containers. You also get a tour of what they look like on the inside (nothing like a shipping container). GALLERY: Striking Photograph’s of Baltimore’s Mechanic Theatre Demolition – Architect…

Innovation Index: Iowa Startup Bus? and more Creative Corridor startup news for Oct. 18

Welcome to the Innovation Index! Each week, I’ll round up links and stories from around the web relating to startups, innovation and entrepreneurship in Iowa’s Creative Corridor and around the state. You can help! Email me news and notes. Plus, a new way to read this curated feature - check out wecreatehere.net/innovation-index. Better? Worse? Indifferent? Let me know.  News and notes: Iowa Startup Bus? It’s long been fabled, and now there’s a Twitter handle. Stay tuned. Reminder: The Innovation Expo is Tuesday! We’re looking forward to hearing from each and every one of you. And, based on the exhibitor list announced earlier this week, it should be a great day. Congrats to this year’s Technology Association of Iowa Women of Innovation award finalists. Local favorites include leaders from Re-APP, VIDA Diagnostics, the University of Iowa, and more. Read more via the Des Moines Register. Since its local debut Wednesday at 1 Million Cups, the red Sit With Me chair has already made several stops around Iowa City. The chair is a symbol for supporting women in technology. Follow the Iowa Tech Chicks on twitter for all the latest. Amanda West and Eric Engelmann of the Iowa Startup Accelerator urged Iowa’s startup communities to work together more while speaking Friday at the I/OWA Conference in Des Moines. Coverage via the Des Moines Register. Interested in innovation in the manufacturing world? Clear your calendar for Monday through Wednesday as the Advancing the Future Tour returns. Organized through Kirkwood Community College and the regional Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board, the tour will include 19 manufacturers opening their doors for a rare behind-the-scenes look. Full details at kirkwood.edu/advancingfuture. Check out this nice feature on our friends...