Archinect - News 2016-05-31T21:50:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149940697/is-apple-s-campus-design-about-making-the-corporation-your-entire-life Is Apple's campus design about making the corporation your entire life? Julia Ingalls 2016-04-14T13:04:00-04:00 >2016-04-17T19:45:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1qo417i0eof4hjh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Apple finishes its new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, the technorati will ooh and ahh over its otherworldly architecture, and Apple will pat itself on the back for yet another example of "innovation." ...But few are aware that Apple&rsquo;s monumental project is already outdated, mimicking a half-century of stagnant suburban corporate campuses that isolated themselves&mdash;by design&mdash;from the communities their products were supposed to impact.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This fascinating article delves into the soul-sucking thinking behind isolated corporate behemoth design, which essentially captures the employee for the entire day and encourages a detached, "Who cares; I've got mine!" thinking towards maintaining urban infrastructure. Consider this:</p><p><em>Connecticut General&rsquo;s new corporate estate included snack bars, ping-pong tables, shuffleboards, bowling alleys, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a barbershop, beauty parlor, game room, media library, meditation room, and gas station, as well as offsite services like dry-cleaning, shoe repair, flowers, and grocery delivery&mdash;more than half a century before Google and Facebook added such benefits. "All these perks had a certain element of welfare capitalism," Mozingo says, "this idea that the all-inclusive physical environment is going to foster certain kinds of behavior, which are profitable for the company."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7m/7m7bia7p1pfzyqfd.jpg"></p><p>This thinking extended into the employee's need for a car:&nbsp;</p><p><em>Even the shift to personal vehicles rathe...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938303/check-out-the-latest-4k-drone-footage-of-the-new-apple-campus Check out the latest 4K drone footage of the new Apple campus Nicholas Korody 2016-04-04T19:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:15:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qcikouoxdvwg6ayt.jpg" width="514" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p></p><p>According to schedule, Apple employees will start moving into the new Apple campus &ndash;nicknamed AC2 &ndash; in about eight months. Tim Cook, the current CEO of the tech giant, called their last product launch "probably the last" to be held in the Cupertino town hall before the move.</p><p>For more on AC2, check out some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934825/apple-s-new-spaceship-campus-is-taking-shape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's new spaceship campus is taking shape</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934825/apple-s-new-spaceship-campus-is-taking-shape Apple's new spaceship campus is taking shape Alexander Walter 2016-03-15T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T23:30:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4651917cd9bec99198070b8fd31674a.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple's new campus has received significant attention during its development phase [...] Apple has shared with Mashable exclusive details and photos of its new corporate offices, including the theater that will serve as the venue for future Apple product launches. While we've been hearing about the design of the campus and its facilities for nearly five years, installation of the massive, curved glass panels that surround the Main Building&rsquo;s spaceship-like design is about 33% complete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few more photos of the latest construction progress. Head over to <a href="http://mashable.com/2016/03/07/apple-campus-2-photos-spaceship/#LQJOgjS9Ekqr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mashable</a> for more images.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qj/qjcjce1nx2svg6hu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f7/f7d527e2c593ee03e3b9ca5510b8ef4e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8afd03b346dd87390380b0a425b3db7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cd/cdd3058764439e3239834a9608cccbf0.jpg"></p><p>The Foster + Partners-designed structure previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135672288/construction-update-more-unofficial-drone-footage-of-apple-s-spaceship-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138032380/apple-s-next-hok-designed-silicon-valley-spaceship-revealed Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship revealed Alexander Walter 2015-10-02T14:27:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T22:57:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9j/9jcpdlvbf970111a.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple Inc. has landed its second spaceship &mdash; this time, in Sunnyvale &mdash; in a massive deal that exemplifies a new era in Silicon Valley real estate and crystalizes Apple&rsquo;s enormous growth trajectory outside of its Cupertino stronghold. [...] One caveat: It&rsquo;s unclear whether the project will be built according to that design, from architecture firm HOK, or if Apple and Landbank will want to modify it in some way.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On its marketing microsite&nbsp;<a href="http://notanotherbox.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Notanotherbox.com</a>, real estate firm&nbsp;Landbank Investments and architects HOK present the designs for the planned new Apple "Central &amp; Wolfe Campus" with a series of box-hating and Walter-Isaacson-quote-spiked slides:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t1/t1v27o9ws5g95nbl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3r/3rzqehv3yfqql6zl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xao31gdde8rygp3k.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lc/lc7kwb74lk9j876j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wi/wiv00vvgknwytxgq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r5/r5lq60bicuyupj03.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iu/iul9u0ksmlk856q0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s4/s48glnxki02ruh30.jpg"></p><p><em>All images via&nbsp;notanotherbox.com, design by HOK.</em></p><p>In other Apple-Campus-related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135672288/construction-update-more-unofficial-drone-footage-of-apple-s-spaceship-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133107408/apple-invites-visitors-to-gaze-at-its-spaceship-from-new-observation-deck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135672288/construction-update-more-unofficial-drone-footage-of-apple-s-spaceship-campus Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus Justine Testado 2015-09-01T23:48:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:53:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/icqowhtanjplgruc.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Apple's "spaceship" campus continues to be a hotspot for drones to film the project gradually coming to life. One of those drones belongs to Silicon Valley-based photographer/videographer <a href="http://www.sinfiel.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duncan Sinfield</a>, who posted a new video today showing the latest additions to the campus. As Sinfield pilots his&nbsp;DJI Inspire 1 over the construction site, the resulting video is intermittently overlapped by flashback footage that was shot exactly one month ago for some rough comparisons. Adding a somewhat surreal vibe, the late Steve Jobs "narrates" the footage as he describes the campus to the Cupertino City Council in a 2011 clip.</p><p>Check out the video right below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133107408/apple-invites-visitors-to-gaze-at-its-spaceship-from-new-observation-deck Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T14:12:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/3532666340180e193b1a16d616b99316.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ll will still be able to gaze lovingly upon the ultra-sleek new Cupertino &ldquo;Spacehip&rdquo; campus &mdash; no drones required. Buried in city documents filed this spring are previously unreported plans for a new visitor&rsquo;s center &mdash; complete with a store and viewing platform. Apple&rsquo;s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor&rsquo;s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4u6tw69ucv1kksk.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124746280/apple-under-fire-for-not-hiring-construction-workers-with-past-felonies-for-their-new-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-10T12:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T13:57:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6xpb34w75zlluet.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There were many meetings when the Apple representative would pick up your [iPhone] and say: 'That's what we're building.' What that means is &mdash; if you look at the phone, there's the sheen on the phone, there's the bevel on the phone, there's how much shine they have ... every piece of that phone is engineered, and the building is the same way." [...] The project is so extensive &mdash; and Apple is so demanding &mdash; that Apple Campus 2 has effectively "raised the bar for construction standards"</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more news on Apple's under-construction second campus in Cupertino:</p><ul><li><a title="Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124746280/apple-under-fire-for-not-hiring-construction-workers-with-past-felonies-for-their-new-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus</a></li><li><a title="Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a title="Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li><li><a title="Apple Campus 2 construction: house i-something is building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107912940/apple-campus-2-construction-house-i-something-is-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple Campus 2 construction: house i-something is building</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/124746280/apple-under-fire-for-not-hiring-construction-workers-with-past-felonies-for-their-new-campus Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus Nicholas Korody 2015-04-07T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T15:53:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kenzgq7ki5hu9fcp.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A state senator on Monday expressed his concerns about Apple&rsquo;s policy of not hiring construction workers with past felony convictions at the tech giant&rsquo;s new campus... Union leaders told The Chronicle that several workers suddenly lost their jobs building Apple&rsquo;s new campus in January because they had past felony convictions. [State Sen. Mark] Leno called the situation &ldquo;equally surprising and disturbing...&rdquo;</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/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet' Archinect 2014-09-22T18:55:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T14:05:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8raxa66rzqeficwt.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple has previously advertised the environmentally conscious features of Campus 2, most notably on the recently updated environmental section of its website, which states that the building will be "powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources" and rely on natural ventilation instead of temperature control during 75 percent of the year. Apple will also be installing more than 300 electric vehicle charging stations on the campus and planting more than 7,000 trees on the grounds.</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/71357555/editor-s-picks-311 Editor's Picks #311 Nam Henderson 2013-04-16T12:43:00-04:00 >2013-04-16T23:57:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7w85n1jls4t0x5j.jpg" width="514" height="496" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition in his <strong>NEXT SERIES:</strong> features, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> spoofed the rise of architectural firms who hire media experts, also known as social media coordinators or marketing directors. The piece titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/70943831/next-series-media-specialist-wanted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media Specialist Wanted</a> began provocatively "<em>in architectural media, what it used to be &lsquo;there is no such thing as bad publicity&rsquo; in the prime print years, has turned into &lsquo;puffery is the only publicity&rsquo; in the age of social media and infinite promotion</em>"...</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/54894565/nicholas-cecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Cecchi</a> doubted "<em>an architect would personally insult someone who dislikes their building, why is OK for someone hired by an architect to do so? Have architects forgotten that they serve clients and the public, not their own egos and interests?</em>".</p> <p> While, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> offered up some praise for <strong>Orhan</strong> and an answer to <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&rsquo;s previous comment/question "<em>another great piece of irony truth and fiction, orhan. @ steven, we never pay to be published, except that it costs us a bit of time to prepare material......</em></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>