TyBot: a robot invented for tying steel reinforcement bars in construction

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmxpuhxbx7fmxgrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmxpuhxbx7fmxgrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmxpuhxbx7fmxgrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmxpuhxbx7fmxgrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Tybot is a robot recently invented that can tie together steel reinforcement bars saving time and reducing risk in construction projects. Thousands of joints must be tied before pouring the concrete, however this step has traditionally been labor intensive, hazardous, and a cause for major delays in the building process.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
This robot is the first offering from the firm Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) launched by construction firm boss Steve Muck and robotics expert Jeremy Searock. The machine only requires transportation and setting up the frame using the existing infrastructure, which can be done in half a day's work. TyBot is then ready to go to work, often at night, needing only one worker supervising it in operation.  Click below and watch TyBot in action.

William Kaven unveils design for tallest Portland building

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbk752e7ji78c0n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbk752e7ji78c0n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbk752e7ji78c0n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbk752e7ji78c0n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/william-kaven" rel="nofollow" >William Kaven Architecture</a>&nbsp;recently revealed their proposed design for the US Postal Site <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/189452/redevelopment" rel="nofollow" >redevelopment</a> project in downtown Portland, Oregon. Currently in the conceptual design stage, the firm has fleshed out major goals for Portland's central site. William Kaven have proposed a multi high rise project with two lofty towers at it's center exceeding a height of 970 feet, and making them the tallest structure in Portland.&nbsp;
The master plan includes approximately 5 million square feet of sustainable new development with a mixed use of retail, office, hospitality and residential. The leading towers would be interlinked by a glass-enclosed botanical bridge spanning across the North Park Blocks. William Kaven intend this skybridge to be an iconic addition to the city's skyline providing dramatic aerial views and becoming a destination for downtown Portland.  Co founder Daniel Kaven proclaims expansive goals for Portland stating, "The towers are large enough to serve Continue reading "William Kaven unveils design for tallest Portland building"

‘Star Chicago’ documentary tracks preservation battle of Thompson Center

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/139317745/can-helmut-jahn-s-thompson-center-be-saved" rel="nofollow" >Can Helmut Jahn's Thompson Center be saved?</a> A newly released short documentary, <em>Star Chicago</em>, delves into the struggle and controversy around <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/128470/historic-preservation" rel="nofollow" >preserving</a> the state of Illinois building. Some see the building as a unique representation of transparent government and Chicago's architectural spirit, while others see a rundown waste of space.&nbsp;
"Chicago preservationists, along with the building’s original champion, Governor James R. Thompson, are gearing up for a major battle to save the city’s most provocative architectural statement" tells the director and producer Nathan Eddy. The documentary interviews the architect himself, Helmut Jahn, the governor whose name is on the building, James. R. Thompson, along with Stanley Tigerman and other Chicago architects, critics, and historians.      Watch Star Chicago below. 

“Starship Chicago” documentary tracks preservation battle of Thompson Center

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vl7v7kok4j2purlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/139317745/can-helmut-jahn-s-thompson-center-be-saved" rel="nofollow" >Can Helmut Jahn's Thompson Center be saved?</a> A newly released short documentary, <em>Starship Chicago</em>, delves into the struggle and controversy around <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/128470/historic-preservation" rel="nofollow" >preserving</a> the state of Illinois building. Some see the building as a unique representation of transparent government and Chicago's architectural spirit, while others see a rundown waste of space.&nbsp;
"Chicago preservationists, along with the building’s original champion, Governor James R. Thompson, are gearing up for a major battle to save the city’s most provocative architectural statement" tells the director and producer Nathan Eddy. The documentary interviews the architect himself, Helmut Jahn, the governor whose name is on the building, James. R. Thompson, along with Stanley Tigerman and other Chicago architects, critics, and historians.      Watch Starship Chicago below. 

LA-based photographer George Byrne captures the city’s lesser known urban spaces

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n9/n9l52d0gs3sqf2n9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n9/n9l52d0gs3sqf2n9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n9/n9l52d0gs3sqf2n9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n9/n9l52d0gs3sqf2n9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />"Buildings are just giant sculptures after all!" describes&nbsp;<a href="http://georgebyrne.com/" rel="nofollow" >George Byrne</a>, the Los Angeles-based photographer who points his camera towards architectural compositions as subject matter for his work. The Australian born artist has now been a resident of Los Angeles for eight years and it shows.&nbsp;
'Corner Composition Palm Springs' 2017 by George Byrne.
'Blue Awning with Yellow' 2017 by George Byrne.
With an interest in deco inspired prefab structures and an affinity for the ubiquitous 'Dingbat' stucco box apartments of the '50s and '60s, Byrne finds an appreciation in the details of Los Angeles architecture developed over years of living within city limits. His most recent work, in particular, focuses on the lesser-known urban landscapes in and around East Hollywood, where the artist lives. 
'Echo Park' 2017 by George Byrne.
'East Hollywood Carpark' 2016 by George Byrne.
Viewing his photos as portraits of the city, Byrne Continue reading "LA-based photographer George Byrne captures the city’s lesser known urban spaces"

Foster + Partners to redesign Norton Museum of Art public garden, reopening February 2019

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/547741/norton-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" >The Norton Museum of Art</a>, located in West Palm Beach Florida, recently announced design plans for the first public garden designed by Norman Foster. In addition to the sub-tropical garden, Foster's design features new walkways, green spaces, and a new grand lawn.&nbsp;Native flora will reinforce the museum's relationship to the landscape and provide additional social space for the community. Foster's garden is an extension of The New Norton, the Museum's $100 million design expansion by <a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" >Foster + Partners</a>. The transformative Norton expansion held its groundbreaking ceremony <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/147966038/norton-museum-of-art-breaks-ground-on-foster-partners-designed-expansion-project" rel="nofollow" >in&nbsp;February 2016</a> and currently predicts a grand reopening set for February 2019.&nbsp;
The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Colonnade east garden view, Norton Museum of Art. Photo: Foster + Partners.
"From the beginning, we have conceived of the Norton expansion as an opportunity to create a New Norton [...] In our masterplan, it was important for us to define Continue reading "Foster + Partners to redesign Norton Museum of Art public garden, reopening February 2019"

Ate Atema Reveals Upscaling Goals for His Small NYC-Based Studio

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53137/atema-architecture" >Atema Architecture</a> is an innovative studio based in New York City focused on commercial and residential projects with an emphasis on collaboration between clients, consultants and builders.&nbsp;
As part of our Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with Ate, the principal of the firm, about developing a structure early on allowing for adaptability, his upscaling goals, and the agility of a small firm

Looking for an architecture job but don’t like hanging around other architects?

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xu/xuse09ndk0zuygoy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xu/xuse09ndk0zuygoy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xu/xuse09ndk0zuygoy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xu/xuse09ndk0zuygoy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><strong></strong>The vast number of architecture job opportunities are found within architecture <a href="https://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >firms</a>, but we have rounded up some outliers. Broaden your possibilities and take a look through our collection of opportunities on&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Jobs</a>.
The City of Santa Monica has an active listing for a Senior Architect.

Photo: João André O. Dias/Flickr.
This position requires several years of experience with at least two years in municipal architectural design and project management. The right candidate will excel in all phases of planning, organization, and coordination related to architectural design and projects management.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently hiring an Exhibit Designer.
Greek and Roman art collection. Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Facebook.
This position requires experience in exhibition or industrial design with in depth knowledge of construction techniques. The right individual will possess excellent communication skills in order to collaborate with other de...

Uber and NASA team up to create ‘flying taxi’ by 2020

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x9/x9kwgu3mu8hpaf59.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x9/x9kwgu3mu8hpaf59.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x9/x9kwgu3mu8hpaf59.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x9/x9kwgu3mu8hpaf59.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em>Teaming up with NASA is a big deal for Uber. First, it allows the company to tout the approval of the highly regarded space agency to skeptics. [...] Holden said that Uber wouldn&rsquo;t have to wait for 2020 before it starts testing things out IRL. The company aims to begin operating a fleet of low-flying helicopters around Dallas-Fort Worth Airport &mdash; while working with air traffic controllers to not encroach on their flight paths &mdash;as a way to test NASA&rsquo;s UTM system.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Uber has teamed up with NASA to create an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/690521/autonomous-aerial-vehicles" rel="nofollow" >aerial taxi service</a> called UberAIR. Los Angles was just announced as a city now working with the company to host their program along with Dallas-Forth Worth and Dubai. At least 19 other companies are currently developing flying car plans.&nbsp;
Check out Uber's newly released video giving a taste of what the experience would be like. 

Frank Gehry to design permanent home for LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iuzqr872mhkafzpg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iuzqr872mhkafzpg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iuzqr872mhkafzpg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iuzqr872mhkafzpg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Among major initiatives announced for the Los Angeles Philharmonic&rsquo;s centennial year is the creation of a new permanent YOLA center to be designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" >Frank Gehry</a>. The famed architect will transform an existing facility, located in the LA suburb of Inglewood, into a central resource for the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program.&nbsp;
“The LA Phil is the first orchestra anywhere to take such an enormous step for the future of its community. Thanks to the time I’ve spent with Gustavo, I’ve seen the difference that YOLA makes in young people’s lives. I’m proud to play my part by making spaces where the kids can feel inspired, and YOLA can open up the whole world of music to them" said Gehry.
YOLA currently serves about 1,000 students across the Los Angeles area. The center will be a hub for fostering a greater number of young people who aspire to careers Continue reading "Frank Gehry to design permanent home for LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra"

Expand your architecture job search outside of the USA with these 10 international opportunities from Archinect Jobs

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llqvriwko9f4ps9u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llqvriwko9f4ps9u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llqvriwko9f4ps9u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llqvriwko9f4ps9u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Finding the right job starts with the right search, so why not take your search to the next level and start looking across borders? This week we take a look at some exciting job opportunities currently on Archinect Jobs at firms outside of the USA.
Scroll down to check them out. MAD Architects is currently seeking an Intermediate Architect in their Beijing, CN office.
Beijing Hutong Bubble by MAD Architects. Photo: MAD Architects.
The right candidate will have a few projects under their belt specifically in hotel, urban mix-used, and civic building projects. MAD Architects is looking for someone with impeccable time management skills to fill this role. Other positions open in MAD’s Beijing office include Architectural Intern, Junior Architect, and Senior Architect. PRAUD is currently hiring a Junior Architect based in Seoul, Korea.
Casa Periscopio by PRAUD. Photo: Federico Trujillo.
PRAUD seeks an entry level designer with Continue reading "Expand your architecture job search outside of the USA with these 10 international opportunities from Archinect Jobs"