Archinect - News 2014-09-02T13:35:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store? Archinect 2014-07-16T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05ced60f451da3ceee70083bc4ca0b8f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The trademark effort was reportedly spurred by copycat competitors seeking to emulate the Steve Jobs-inspired minimalism (and massive business success) of Apple&rsquo;s retail store. Alleged store copycat Microsoft, by the way, has its own trademark on its not-at-all-inspired-by-Apple retail stores...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/005c3a5e07ad382d4a0c137de80cf894.jpg"><br><em>Microsoft's trademark layout</em></p><p>Of course, it isn&rsquo;t just dueling technology giants trademarking their retail layouts. The term of art for this kind of intellectual property protection is &ldquo;trade dress,&rdquo; and it has long been a staple of the retail world.</p> 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/100942009/apple-s-homekit-turns-the-iphone-into-a-remote-for-your-smart-home Apple's HomeKit turns the iPhone into a remote for your smart home Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-02T14:53:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T19:56:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2c2df583519a6db69aab4eb81243ca4b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a feature called HomeKit that's coming in iOS 8, iPhones will be able to start controlling smart devices, such as garage door openers, lights, and security cameras. It'll all be controllable through Siri too [...] It's only a matter of time before major tech companies begin vying to be the thread that connects appliances and devices throughout your home, and this seems to be Apple's first step in the door.</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/100056538/bohlin-cywinsky-jackson-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-tapped-for-apple-s-upcoming-madison-avenue-store Bohlin Cywinsky Jackson and Eckersley O'Callaghan tapped for Apple's upcoming Madison Avenue store Archinect 2014-05-19T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/oun92gq6kepi6o07.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Longtime partners Bohlin Cywinsky Jackson and Eckersley O'Callaghan have been brought in to revamp the 93-year-old former United States Mortgage and Trust Company building at the corner of East 74th Street and Madison Avenue, according to New York City building permits.</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/97269623/istanbul-s-new-ultra-minimal-apple-store-showcases-a-seamess-glass-box-protruding-from-the-ground Istanbul's new ultra-minimal Apple Store showcases a seamess glass box protruding from the ground Archinect 2014-04-04T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:32:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c09hjdcq6qeefe56.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The compact, two-level store itself is entirely under the plaza, but is topped by a first-ever rectangular &ldquo;penthouse&rdquo; composed of four single panes of glass and a roof. Portions of the store are visible through the windows from the plaza level. The store&rsquo;s two glass staircases are also visible through huge glass panes over the top of each stair run on the sides of the store.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xc1au41mttbpbki3.jpg"><br>Photo by Instagram user <a href="http://instagram.com/orbaygumus" target="_blank">orbaygumus</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91840176/450k-panel-of-glass-at-apple-s-iconic-5th-avenue-cube-store-shattered-by-snowblower $450K panel of glass at Apple’s iconic 5th Avenue ‘Cube’ store shattered by snowblower Archinect 2014-01-22T14:21:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T15:26:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/3227a7635c7918267db07fcea07095ee.jpg" width="514" height="499" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Several readers are reporting that a snowblower has accidentally knocked into and shattered one of the large glass panels at Apple&rsquo;s iconic 5th avenue Apple Store. That&rsquo;s one of 15 panels, and those large slices of glass were installed a couple of years ago.</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/87912010/from-apple-to-amazon-the-new-monuments-to-digital-domination From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination Alexander Walter 2013-12-02T13:32:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:46:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/rabtw470qfx47jlf.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The simple logic: Individuals who collaborate are creative. Consequently, all boundaries must disappear, including floors and walls. Private offices no longer exist, not even for top management. The open creative playground is the prevailing fundamental design of the digital economy. Those who don't already have it, have to create it. Stragglers like Microsoft, Yahoo and SAP are gutting their buildings and eliminating many offices.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Read more about workplace design in the knowledge economy in Archinect's latest <em>Aftershock</em> feature, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87376636/aftershock-2-serendipity-machines-and-the-future-of-workplace-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Serendipity Machines" and the Future of Workplace Design</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85776559/archinect-iphone-app-updated-for-ios-7 Archinect iPhone app updated for iOS 7 Archinect 2013-11-05T11:21:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T11:01:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyby96kzci2yh34d.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We've updated the <a href="http://itunes.com/apps/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a> with a subtle user interface refresh for iOS 7 users. We've also made a few other minor style updates and bug fixes.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/61/615ukzzljbcvq0iu.jpg"><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: main "highlights" screen / <strong>Right</strong>: article screen</em></p> <p> As with the previous releases of the Archinect app, we've focused on simplicity, providing you with highlighted content, jobs, and a fully interactive discussion forum.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4w/4wcuzc6e006gvk8b.jpg"><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: bottom of article screen / <strong>Right</strong>: article comments</em></p> <p> Engage with other Archinect members by logging in and joining the conversation.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/sm/sm29almc5jvtfgm7.jpg"><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: jobs screen / <strong>Right</strong>: detailed job description screen</em></p> <p> Stay up-to-date on the latest job opportunities while you're on the go. Our search function in the Jobs section allows you to quickly narrow down the exhaustive list of jobs to the location or job type that matches your needs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/59/592cw2zdqhijrcyu.jpg"><br><em><strong>Left</strong>: discussion forum screen / <strong>Right</strong>: image gallery screen</em></p> <p> Since launching our app last year, tens of thousands of people have been using the Archinect app on a daily basis, 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/83139144/apple-patents-shanghai-apple-store-s-glass-cylinder-entryway-steve-jobs-co-credited-as-inventor Apple patents Shanghai Apple Store's glass cylinder entryway; Steve Jobs co-credited as inventor Archinect 2013-10-01T13:36:00-04:00 >2013-10-01T13:36:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2wyzcvhpojrige1.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like the flagship Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York, the Shanghai cylinder is made almost entirely out of huge monolithic glass slabs, with only connecting joints fashioned out of metal. The Chinese build is more complex, however, as the specifications required the glass pieces required be curved to form arcs. These panels were then joined to create a circle and ultimately a cylinder.</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/81002758/apple-s-new-architectural-design-language-makes-its-debut-in-stanford Apple’s new architectural design language makes its debut in Stanford Archinect 2013-09-03T20:52:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T19:37:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bc601b5a9ed9929217d2abd8425cb21.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design and space organization simplifies the visual experience for passersby and visitors even more than current designs. It also provides unprecedented visibility into the store from nearly 315 degrees, including from the sides as mall visitors arrive from other points in the mall. In the photo above, the underside of the overhanding roof is visible, covered with stainless steel panels. The back wall of the store is medium-gray stone framing the back-lit graphic displays.</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/76778823/apple-store-unearths-hospital-ruins-in-madrid-but-construction-continues-without-delay Apple store unearths hospital ruins in Madrid, but construction continues without delay Archinect 2013-07-10T23:26:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:57:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqlry2wztzykrszs.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The director of the Madrid heritage department, Jaime Ignacio Mu&ntilde;oz of the Popular Party, explained to EL PA&Iacute;S that Apple had been instructed to change the flooring of the basement so as to &ldquo;symbolically&rdquo; trace the outline of these newly discovered walls. The walls themselves will then be covered up again so the floor of the new store can be placed on top. The actual original foundations of the hospital will not be visible.</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/71066844/apple-is-rumored-to-hire-foster-to-revamp-its-retail-stores Apple is rumored to hire Foster to revamp its retail stores Archinect 2013-04-11T15:01:00-04:00 >2013-04-13T02:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w20lcpycdls5ug5r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sources close to the project said Foster + Partners... is helping Apple on the retail store design brief.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has reached out to us about an error in the cited article at Marketing Magazine...</p> <p> <em>The Regent Street and Fifth Avenue Apple Store were not designed by Eight Inc., but by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.&nbsp; We also continue to have a very collaborative relationship with Apple Inc., and are fortunate to be working with their Retail Development Team on many new stores worldwide.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66634129/apple-trademarks-design-of-its-retail-stores Apple trademarks design of its retail stores Archinect 2013-01-31T13:25:00-05:00 >2013-02-05T09:30:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kp2f3xwu9j2gxi86.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple's request last week for trademarks on the minimalist design and layout of its retail outlets, the office's records show. The description of the trademarks includes "a clear glass storefront surrounded by a paneled facade" and, within the store, an "oblong table with stools...set below video screens flush mounted on the back wall."</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/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/56839029/confidential-architectural-drawings-of-new-apple-hq-leaked "Confidential" architectural drawings of new Apple HQ leaked Archinect 2012-09-07T16:52:00-04:00 >2012-09-13T21:58:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1yqjql3dj754fvs.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A reliable source provided us with some official blueprints for the Apple Campus 2 yesterday, and these are just a few of the images that illustrate the mammoth building currently being planned in Cupertino, Calif. A single one of these slides leaked out today, so we are putting these up now; we are resizing and still have to watermark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Firms credited on the drawings include Foster and Parters, ARUP, OLIN and Davis Langdon.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53706546/apple-continues-pushing-boundaries-of-glass-for-architectural-applications Apple Continues Pushing Boundaries of Glass for Architectural Applications Archinect 2012-07-17T17:06:00-04:00 >2012-07-19T10:25:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c03086293b67f58806d854b14eb4ebfc.jpg" width="468" height="690" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's insane; the sides are made from a zigzagging yet continuous, seam-free piece of glass that looks to exceed 30 feet at its longest point.</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/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/45317618/the-scent-of-an-apple-product-sourcing-the-macbook-pro-fragrance The scent of an Apple product, sourcing the Macbook Pro fragrance Archinect 2012-04-17T12:21:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T12:36:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35f95f01ff6a13d6b2166c31ece1e1d2.jpg" width="460" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A distinctive scent can be observed when unwrapping a newly purchased Apple product from its packaging. Apple fans will certainly recognize this smell. The scent created for Greatest Hits encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, printed ink on the cardboard, the smell of paper and plastic components within the box and of course the aluminum laptop which has come straight from the factory where it was assembled in China.</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/44861811/designer-phillippe-starck-says-he-s-working-on-revolutionary-product-with-apple Designer Phillippe Starck Says He's Working On 'Revolutionary' Product With Apple Archinect 2012-04-13T13:47:00-04:00 >2012-04-19T15:39:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xld4j0w4qoqmbnc.jpg" width="514" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The French designer Phillippe Starck said in a radio interview with France Info that he is working with Apple on a &ldquo;revolutionary&rdquo; new product that will be unveiled within the next 8 months. He gave no hint at what the product might be. He said he met regularly with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs before his death last October.</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/44082293/inside-apple-hq Inside Apple HQ Paul Petrunia 2012-04-06T19:38:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T12:45:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fbe8ad08acf376b048298013aafaca40.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Insiders call it the Mothership. It&rsquo;s Apple&rsquo;s headquarters in Cupertino, California, and to Apple fans, it&rsquo;s a place thought of with romance and wonder. Only the privileged elect have ever been deep within its most secretive recesses, but after an extensive search, I turned up more than 30 inside pictures that Apple probably doesn&rsquo;t want you to see.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Wow, for all the effort put into Apple's product design, I would expect a little more for their workplace.</p> 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/37948267/clog-apple-launches-in-nyc-this-friday CLOG : APPLE Launches in NYC this Friday Alexander Walter 2012-02-13T14:54:00-05:00 >2012-02-16T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egc06c0mcy1gsq4t.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's a hot event for you New Yorkers this week: CLOG is officially launching its anticipated second issue, titled CLOG : APPLE, at Van Alen Books this Friday, February 17, 7pm.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://www.clog-online.com/issues/clog-apple/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>CLOG : APPLE </em></a>showcases over 50 international contributors, including architects, designers, cartoonists, comedians, engineers and other industry leaders. Highlights include an examination of Steve Jobs's Eichler-designed childhood home; the evolution of Apple's store designs; its leading role in innovative glass engineering; the symbolism and urban implications of the new Cupertino headquarters design; reactions to Apple Campus 2 by notable architects and critics; and an interview with one of Apple Computer's original three founders, Ronald Wayne.</p> <p> Contributors include Michael Abrahamson, Paul Adamson, Gary Allen, Collin Anderson, Haik Avanian, Rachel Berger, Freek Bos, Gabrielle Brainard, Tom Brooksbank, Keith Burns, Marcus Carter, Haiko Cornelissen, Philippine d'Avout D'Auerstaedt, Erandi de Silva, Kevin Erickson, Matthew J. Giordano, Hanny Hindi, Julia van den Hout, Allyn Hughes, Alex Kilian, Klaus, Austin Kotting, Michael Kubo, Jimenez Lai, Nicholas Leahy, Christopher Lee, Fr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30337008/the-covert-birth-of-apple-s-next-santa-monica-store The covert birth of Apple's next Santa Monica store Archinect 2011-12-09T13:58:00-05:00 >2012-11-16T18:04:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/180d92d0d8e6fe30c9d3d0a90792a7b9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... according to a person familiar with the plans who is bound by a nondisclosure agreement, Apple has already begun work on such a store in Santa Monica. Like the Peter Bohlin-designed Apple Store on New York's Upper West Side, it will have a tall, striking glass storefront...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Santa Monica store episode also illustrates Apple's unusually covert way of doing business. Interviews with almost two dozen people familiar with Apple Store negotiations say the Cupertino, California, company sometimes employs uncommon legal tactics, refuses to name itself in public documents and hearings, and has sworn city government officials to secrecy.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/26646050/steve-jobs-s-real-genius Steve Jobs’s Real Genius Archinect 2011-11-07T14:47:00-05:00 >2013-01-31T13:30:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee29101af938d233338f86832e036087.jpg" width="233" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As his life wound down, and cancer claimed his body, his great passion was designing Apple&rsquo;s new, three-million-square-foot headquarters, in Cupertino. Jobs threw himself into the details. &ldquo;Over and over he would come up with new concepts, sometimes entirely new shapes, and make them restart and provide more alternatives,&rdquo; Isaacson writes. He was obsessed with glass, expanding on what he learned from the big panes in the Apple retail stores.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &ldquo;There would not be a straight piece of glass in the building,&rdquo; Isaacson writes. &ldquo;All would be curved and seamlessly joined. . . . The planned center courtyard was eight hundred feet across (more than three typical city blocks, or almost the length of three football fields), and he showed it to me with overlays indicating how it could surround St. Peter&rsquo;s Square in Rome.&rdquo; The architects wanted the windows to open. Jobs said no. He &ldquo;had never liked the idea of people being able to open things. &lsquo;That would just allow people to screw things up.&rsquo; &rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/25241734/apple-plans-solar-farm-at-data-center-site Apple plans solar farm at data center site Archinect 2011-10-26T11:42:54-04:00 >2011-10-26T11:42:54-04:00 <em><p>Permits issued by Catawba County show that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been approved to reshape the slope of some of the 171 acres of vacant land it owns on Startown Road, opposite the data center, in preparation of building a solar farm.</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/25163617/steve-jobs-a-genius-of-store-design-too Steve Jobs, a Genius of Store Design, Too Archinect 2011-10-25T19:27:00-04:00 >2012-11-16T18:04:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94bc752c70c1f3c30a378298bb1984ec.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The best clients, to my mind, don&rsquo;t say that whatever you do is fine,&rdquo; Mr. Bohlin said last week, a few days after Mr. Jobs&rsquo;s death. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re intertwined in the process. When I look back, it&rsquo;s hard to remember who had what thought when. That&rsquo;s the best, most satisfying work, whether a large building or a house.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Oh, look, <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/25160000/design-technology-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski is hiring</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/22871277/rip-steve-jobs RIP Steve Jobs Paul Petrunia 2011-10-05T19:59:05-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/psdvvlxyhkb208n9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The world is a little less interesting now.</p>