Archinect - News 2014-07-30T19:22:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103723986/first-photos-of-enormous-facade-element-for-apple-s-ufo First photos of enormous facade element for Apple's UFO Archinect 2014-07-08T19:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T12:38:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv24kgmolncqbrdx.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Photos have emerged of what looks like the first facade piece for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148074/apple-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's new mega HQ</a>.</p><p>While civil engineering is now well underway at the site in Cupertino, California, the facade element was spotted thousands of miles away in the tiny Bavarian town of Gundelfingen. Josef Gartner GmbH, a Germany company specialized in steel-and-glass construction, had won the contract to deliver the facade elements for Apple's UFO, and it appears that the first prototype has now been put on display for presentation and testing.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6kf31918ho7nqdx.jpg"></p><p>Images show how the minimal curvature of the facade element foreshadows the colossal scale of the final, completed building with two of these elements eventually stacked on top of each other.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srus5ku5b987xczt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j2dm24di3bwn4nrj.jpg"></p><p>Completion of the&nbsp;Foster + Partners-designed headquarters is expected for 2016.</p><p><em>H/T and photos: <a href="http://www.ifun.de/apple-firmenzentrale-ein-erster-blick-auf-die-neue-fassade-62647/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ifun</a></em></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56839029/confidential-architectural-drawings-of-new-apple-hq-leaked" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Confidential" architectural drawings of new Apple HQ leaked</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84287158/cupertino-council-clears-huge-apple-spaceship-campus-for-liftoff Cupertino council clears huge Apple 'spaceship' campus for liftoff Archinect 2013-10-16T11:31:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T20:57:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3b7b6fb11c26776e11c9458cca519057.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple's proposed new spaceship-shaped headquarters got a super-charged blast-off Tuesday night when the Cupertino City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2.8-million-square-foot behemoth beside Interstate 280, fulfilling a dream of co-founder Steve Jobs, hatching an iconic landmark for Silicon Valley, and promising more congestion in an already traffic-challenged region for decades to come.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83362481/apple-headquarters-plan-moves-forward-foster-partners-seek-architects-in-cupertino Apple headquarters plan moves forward; Foster + Partners seek architects in Cupertino Archinect 2013-10-04T11:50:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:29:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s8/s83e7zs4r15y0ftk.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Planning Commission in Cupertino, where Apple has its current headquarters, endorsed the project this week. It now goes to the City Council, which is expected to vote on it on Oct. 15.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As news spreads that Apple's new Cupertino headquarters moves closer to approval, Foster + Partners pushes forward with recruiting architects for the high-profile California project. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/420/foster-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">See their current job openings here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57685917/apple-vs-amazon-whose-new-headquarters-is-cooler Apple vs. Amazon: Whose new headquarters is cooler? Archinect 2012-09-20T19:00:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T13:31:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a4f65523685062dadc6e6710eb8897ae.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m no architecture critic, but the word &ldquo;iconic&rdquo; keeps popping to mind. In an industry full of soulless suburban campuses, give Jeff Bezos &amp; Co. credit for building this in the city, at least.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The geeks speak on two new planned tech campuses. Which one do you prefer?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52896539/gov-brown-gives-fast-track-status-to-apple-headquarters Gov. Brown gives fast-track status to Apple headquarters Archinect 2012-07-03T17:26:00-04:00 >2012-07-08T10:42:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea3f696af4030fafd9e5944ebc9a3035.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Apple's state-of-the art campus brings at least $100 million dollars in investment to California and generates no additional greenhouse gas emissions," Brown said in a statement to this newspaper, listing two of the requirements Apple had met to qualify under the law. "On-site fuel cells and 650,000 square feet of solar panels will provide clean, renewable energy for more than 12,000 Apple employees on the new campus."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/49016537/apple-cfo-peter-oppenheimer-sends-brochure-to-cupertino-neighbors-inviting-feedback-on-new-campus-2 Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer sends brochure to Cupertino neighbors inviting feedback on new ‘Campus 2′ Paul Petrunia 2012-05-20T11:40:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T13:38:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r54ignqfwjh3ul1q.jpg" width="489" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Campus 2, as it is currently called, will not replace the 1 Infinite Loop campus. Instead, it will provide &ldquo;research facility&rdquo; office space for an additional 13,000 employees, which is more than 3,000 than 1 Infinite Loop. There is also 300,000 feet of expansion space for future growth.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/41530626/if-you-care-about-cities-return-that-new-ipad If you care about cities, return that new iPad Paul Petrunia 2012-03-15T17:20:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T17:20:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dn/dnd4dyxybbhdital.jpg" width="514" height="212" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple is actually taking a site that is now parking lots and low-rise boxes and making it worse for the community. Yes, it will be iconic, assuming you think a building shaped like a whitewall motorcycle tire is iconic, but it will reduce current street connectivity, seal off potential walking routes and, as I wrote some time back, essentially turn its back on its community. With a parking garage designed to hold over ten thousand cars, by the way.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Kaid Benfield, staff member at the Natural Resources Defense Council, slams Apple on it's proposed new HQ in Cupertino.</p> <p> Before you run off to return your idevices, though, consider that the new Archinect iPhone app will be released shortly ;)</p> <p> Related:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/20294409/apple-s-new-headquarters-lacks-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's new headquarters lacks vision</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/16953790/plans-for-new-apple-hq-by-norman-foster-officially-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plans for new Apple HQ, by Norman Foster, officially released</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/9207045/steve-jobs-proposes-spaceship-shaped-cupertino-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steve Jobs Proposes Spaceship-Shaped Cupertino Campus</a><br> &nbsp;</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/16953790/plans-for-new-apple-hq-by-norman-foster-officially-released Plans for new Apple HQ, by Norman Foster, officially released Archinect 2011-08-15T11:05:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/070c032c42d81399ae557d0f272c70fa.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you love Apple and fine ingenious design as much as we do, you will be thrilled to hear that the beautiful, environmentally-aware Foster + Partners designed new Apple Campus is now one step closer to becoming a reality. The Cupertino City Council has just announced that Apple Inc. has submitted a development proposal for their new Apple Campus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/12310822/new-ideas-for-sustainable-architecture-in-the-americas New ideas for sustainable architecture in the Americas Paul Petrunia 2011-07-05T13:30:19-04:00 >2011-07-05T13:30:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7eb0dfc96bcb6d0173ee9f63a57bceee.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... in Rio de Janeiro, city officials are working with architects to integrate the notorious favelas with the rest of the city by new cable car lines and a walkway designed by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer designed. Rio's government and business community are also funding the Morar Carioca architectural competition that will hire 30 architects to build healthy homes, schools, and clinics for the city's poorest 200,000 residents.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/9345126/steve-goes-to-the-mayor-again Steve goes to the mayor (again) Paul Petrunia 2011-06-09T17:50:50-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pfdln437ekunqu5.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Maybe they just couldn&rsquo;t come up with any questions. So here are a few: Can you confirm that the architect of the building is Norman Foster, like everyone&rsquo;s reporting? Is Apple going to make the grounds open to the public so they can enjoy the fifty billion trees that he&rsquo;ll be planting? Will there be any kind of programming in the new auditorium that can expose the next generation to careers in technology and science? Could you share your awesome private transit system with the public?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Alissa Walker, aka Gelatobaby, has penned a great piece in response to the highly circulated presentation of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/9207045/steve-jobs-proposes-spaceship-shaped-cupertino-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's new headquarters</a> to the Cupertino city council.</p> <p> Also, our friends at <a href="http://openbuildings.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenBuildings</a> have <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8RSe3qJnYM&amp;feature=channel_video_title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">posted a hilarious mashup</a> of the event to YouTube.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9207045/steve-jobs-proposes-spaceship-shaped-cupertino-campus Steve Jobs Proposes Spaceship-Shaped Cupertino Campus Paul Petrunia 2011-06-08T13:06:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9dj9uqr9syd7odnp.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Apple] has staff scattered in rented buildings throughout the city. The plan for the future campus puts 12,000 to 13,000 employees inside a single four-story oval building. Jobs made a convincing case for what he calls "a shot at building the best office building in the world." By moving parking underground, 80% of the 150-acre property will be landscaped. Apple has hired the lead arborist from Stanford to fill it with 6,000 trees, and the company will build its own energy center power source.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We assume this design is by Norman Foster, judging from the design and rendering style, but we don't have confirmation.</p> <p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103027/norman-foster-tapped-to-design-new-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster tapped to design new Apple campus</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103027/norman-foster-tapped-to-design-new-apple-campus Norman Foster tapped to design new Apple campus Paul Petrunia 2010-12-06T12:05:34-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4doppq8efyoeunk.jpg" width="436" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architect has some pretty incredible plans, including an underground tunnel system linking the two campuses (called it). In fact, the entire road transportation system will operate through a network of tunnels (tubes?) that will clear the surface areas for green. &ldquo;The buildings which will house the engineers and R&amp;D will also be multifunctional and will incorporate cutting-edge technology in materials and equipment as well as renewable energy resources,&rdquo; according to the report.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Norman Foster has been selected to design the new Apple campus on HP's old campus which Apple recently purchased for $300m. Good choice!</p>