Archinect - News 2016-05-31T03:47:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-12T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-05-12T13:26:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0tfoq1b9dwqf6tq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>virtually all of downtown&rsquo;s brokers and landlords had clamored to attract the tech giant. Only a handful of locations were said to be seriously in the running, all historic sites on Broadway. &ldquo;Apple is known to do things that are outside-of-the-box and unorthodox,&rdquo; said broker Gabe Kadosh of Colliers International. &ldquo;It creates a bigger splash by going in a historic building.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;When it becomes fully known, the pricing is going to skyrocket,&rdquo; said Kadosh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></li><li><a title='How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></li><li><a title="How Downtown LA's skyline evolved over the last half century" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117887760/how-downtown-la-s-skyline-evolved-over-the-last-half-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Downtown LA's skyline evolved over the last half century</a></li><li><a title="Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110815874/why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)</a></li><li><a title="Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store?</a></li></ul> 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/148372939/jony-ive-s-design-philosophy-plays-the-long-game Jony Ive's design philosophy plays the long game Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-18T14:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-18T14:30:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cq6yvutukgxldh60.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;technology is at last starting to enable something that was the dream of [Apple] from the very beginning&mdash;to make technology personal. So personal that you can wear it.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;Both the hand and the machine can produce things with exquisite care or with no care at all. But it&rsquo;s important to remember that what was seen at one time as the most sophisticated technology eventually becomes tradition. There was a time when even the metal needle would have been seen as shocking and profoundly new."</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Vogue</em>&nbsp;interviews Jony Ive and Apple CEO Tim Cook, on the construction site of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster's new spaceship HQ</a> and back at the old campus, about Apple's convergence with the fashion world and its obsession with design.</p><p>More on Ive and Apple:</p><ul><li><a title="Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship revealed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138032380/apple-s-next-hok-designed-silicon-valley-spaceship-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship revealed</a></li><li><a title="Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus" 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 title="With the Apple Watch coming soon, Jony Ive is already revamping the Apple Store design for its arrival" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120981400/with-the-apple-watch-coming-soon-jony-ive-is-already-revamping-the-apple-store-design-for-its-arrival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With the Apple Watch coming soon, Jony Ive is already revamping the Apple Store design for its arrival</a></li><li><a title="Marc Newson to Join Apple, Jony Ive's Design Team" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108265664/marc-newson-to-join-apple-jony-ive-s-design-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Newson to Join Apple, Jony Ive's Design Team</a></li><li><a title="Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110815874/why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141361583/prairie-futurism-designs-revealed-for-the-new-chicago-apple-store Prairie futurism: designs revealed for the new Chicago Apple store Nicholas Korody 2015-11-18T14:16:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:30:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3toh6jacp1f4p49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-rumored Apple store at the gateway to the North Michigan Avenue shopping district won't be a 2.0 version of the famous glass cube that forms an iconic entry into the retailer's Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan. It will be more like a high-tech version of Frank Lloyd Wright's quintessentially Midwestern Prairie Style homes, with river views to boot.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a7wnlcwrvxwc0e7.jpg"><br><br>The Chicago Tribune obtained a draft report from Chicago's Department of Planning and Development that details plans for a new Apple store alongside the river and adjacent to the Michigan Avenue bridge. Moving away from the iconic minimalism of its flagship Manhattan store, the Foster + Partners-designed building incorporates Frank Lloyd Wrightian influences, in a nod to its particular regional importance.<br><br>Specifically, the 20,000 sq. ft. retail space will stand about 14 ft high &ndash; about half the height of the Fifth Avenue store &ndash; capped by a large, flat, carbon-fiber-reinforced roof with rounded corners. A significant overhang recalls the horizontal lines of the Prairie school, and is intended to provide relief during the sweltering Mid-Western summers. The walls will still be glazed, in typical Apple fashion, enabling sweeping river views.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z008l4nqqsgv5tw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71lko48e1pjoyr8t.jpg"><br><br>Similar to the Manhattan Apple store, the most-visible architectural element is in fact an entry pavilion leading down to a subterranean &ndash; or, tec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140274306/apple-s-secret-indoor-survey-app-enables-a-crowdsourced-gps-for-interiors Apple's secret "Indoor Survey" app enables a crowdsourced GPS for interiors Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-02T13:15:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T20:04:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrmh5ghffwl8btci.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple&nbsp;has a secret app in the App Store which allows some iPhone users to map the interior of a building using their handset. First discovered yesterday by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, an app called Indoor Survey has been available on the App Store since last week. The software is currently hidden in the App Store and is not operational, suggesting that the official launch is around the corner.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The indoor positioning app "Indoor Survey", which allows users to pin their location on a map within a given structure, seems to also function as a mode of "crowdsourced Ground Truth" to improve Apple Maps' accuracy. As the app is still "hidden" and not searchable, the only way to download is through a <a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_144648615142010&amp;key=e97682afa628bbf9014f553a2786f73d&amp;libId=igi8gfwp0100z8gu000DA1j9kqrbud7ydh&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.idownloadblog.com%2F2015%2F11%2F02%2Fapple-indoor-survey-app%2F&amp;v=1&amp;out=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fapp%2Findoor-survey%2Fid994269367%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D11l4L8&amp;title=Secret%20Apple%20app%20lets%20you%20map%20out%20building%20interiors%20using%20your%20iPhone&amp;txt=Download%20Indoor%20Survey%20at%20no%20charge%20in%20the%20App%20Store&amp;loAsUuid=igi8gg76-455a9d7c-d4c0-4990-843d-7e6da1a777ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">direct link to the App Store</a>.</p><p>Before the app is made publicly available, there are a few caveats:</p><p>"Some Twitter users claim that you have to be an approved public venue representative to participate in this project, meaning the app may not work with your Apple ID.</p><p>Also keep in mind that Indoor Survey is currently available in select markets, is hidden in the App Store search and appears non-functional".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139392573/japanese-architecture-and-engineering-firms-going-all-in-on-apple-ios Japanese architecture and engineering firms going all-in on Apple iOS Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-20T16:40:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:19:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ze/zeevz12g3n07b0qv.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The corporate shift toward iPads has occurred rapidly over the past year, thanks in part to Apple's high profile global partnership with IBM. Major design firms that already use Graphisoft ArchiCAD have also been quick to adopt iPads to make use of BIMx Docs, a mobile companion app. Apple has specifically profiled Daiwa House Industry, Japan's largest homebuilder, as a major enterprise iPad adopter, detailing how the company uses iPads and custom iOS apps for everything...</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from Apple:</p><ul><li><a title="Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship revealed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138032380/apple-s-next-hok-designed-silicon-valley-spaceship-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship revealed</a></li><li><a title="Apple announces new iPad Pro aimed at creative professionals" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136343758/apple-announces-new-ipad-pro-aimed-at-creative-professionals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple announces new iPad Pro aimed at creative professionals</a></li><li><a title="Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus" 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 title="Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110815874/why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)</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/136883678/apple-and-google-are-poised-to-shake-up-the-auto-industry Apple and Google are poised to shake up the auto industry Nicholas Korody 2015-09-17T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T21:33:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57iy7r47uzvgdn31.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year, &ldquo;connectivity&rdquo; has supplanted &ldquo;horsepower&rdquo; or &ldquo;torque&rdquo; as the prevailing buzzword in Frankfurt. The talk is of self-driving cars, battery-powered cars, and information technology designed to link cars with data networks to make driving safer and more efficient. Even though neither Apple nor Google is close to mass-producing a vehicle, nervousness about their intentions &mdash; which remain cloaked in mystery &mdash; is understandable.</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/136343758/apple-announces-new-ipad-pro-aimed-at-creative-professionals Apple announces new iPad Pro aimed at creative professionals Nicholas Korody 2015-09-10T13:44:00-04:00 >2015-09-11T10:48:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14kuxd64nxjb7w8j.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple has announced a range of new products, including a new larger iPad, two new smartphones and a long-awaited update to Apple TV. In a now traditional September event, this time held at San Francisco&rsquo;s 7,000 seater Bill Graham civic auditorium, 2,000 engineers, advertisers, executives and journalists saw Apple&rsquo;s marketing chief Phil Schiller reveal a new 12.9-inch screen iPad that the company hopes will appeal to both professional creatives and committed tablet users.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With a $799 price-tag, the new iPad Pro could offer a more affordable option for creatives than a MacBook Pro or a desktop. The tablet will have a 10-hour battery life and a faster, more efficient A9X processor, as well as a 12.9-inch Retina display. In addition, the iPad was introduced alongside "Apple Pencil," a smart stylus.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.apple.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement</a> included a revamped AppleTV with a new, native operating system and Siri. Two new iPhones were also announced, with features such as a 3D touch gesture (like a pressure sensitive, responsive multi-touch), 4K video, and "Live Photos," which are like gifs capturing "the moments just before and after your picture," and then put into motion.</p><p>Probably the most exciting news, the stylus and iPad Pro could have the potential to greatly bridge the distance between traditional pen-and-paper and digital designing, with intuitive technology like tethering line weight to applied pressure. As such, it could offer a lot to designers who still bring out traci...</p> 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/133197580/apple-reportedly-grabbing-a-little-piece-of-san-francisco-real-estate Apple reportedly grabbing a little piece of San Francisco real estate Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-31T18:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:35:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7nko4yx8ifwlwo7.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Apple Inc.] reached an agreement to rent about 76,000 square feet of office space in the South of Market neighborhood&rsquo;s 235 Second St. [...] the area has some of the highest monthly asking rents in the city at about $66 a square foot. [...] Apple and Facebook have been notable holdouts as Silicon Valley giants like Google and Linkedin gradually expanded their footprints in San Francisco.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&#8203;More news from Apple and San Francisco:</p><ul><li><a title="Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck" 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 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="Can't find office space in San Francisco? Try the mall." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128651497/can-t-find-office-space-in-san-francisco-try-the-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can't find office space in San Francisco? Try the mall.</a></li><li><a title="Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128246762/uber-hq-headed-to-san-francisco-s-mission-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay</a></li></ul> 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/129251400/apple-maps-puts-its-own-cars-on-the-streets-in-uphill-battle-against-google-maps Apple Maps puts its own cars on the streets, in uphill battle against Google Maps Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-10T13:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:17:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/235214cd50dfcd29f232b97060b4de3a.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So will Apple&rsquo;s version of street-based imagery simply be a direct copy of Street View? Possibly not. A patent filed back in 2013 mentions &ldquo;3D Position Tracking for Panoramic Imagery Navigation,&rdquo; and the filing is disparaging of existing imaging software, calling it a &ldquo;tedious experience,&rdquo; though it doesn&rsquo;t mention Google Street View by name.</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/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/120981400/with-the-apple-watch-coming-soon-jony-ive-is-already-revamping-the-apple-store-design-for-its-arrival With the Apple Watch coming soon, Jony Ive is already revamping the Apple Store design for its arrival Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T17:34:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:28:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4ae52d6245db71caa840e6b8121f20d5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts are working together on a redesign of Apple's retail stores &mdash;&nbsp;a different approach that will make them better suited for selling the fashionable Apple Watch, according to a new report. [...] And while Apple Stores are known for their carpet-less floors, Ive did tell Parker that he overheard someone say they wouldn't buy a watch from a store if they weren't standing on carpet.</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/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus Archinect 2015-01-05T11:55:00-05:00 >2015-01-07T11:58:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f84dsbfn6543u0fh.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction is moving along on Apple's new concentric campus dubbed the "spaceship". Today high resolution drone footage was released (unofficially) showing the current status.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110815874/why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations) Archinect 2014-10-08T19:50:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T09:08:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trc8f4zcjx1pjq8c.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Steve Jobs designed a new headquarters for Pixar, he obsessed over ways to structure the atrium, and even where to locate the bathrooms, so that serendipitous personal encounters would occur. Among his last creations was the plan for Apple&rsquo;s new signature headquarters, a circle with rings of open workspaces surrounding a central courtyard.</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/110647923/big-businesses-and-baby-steps-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-22-and-29-2014 Big businesses and baby steps: Weekly News Round-Up for September 22 and 29, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T12:43:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6zjj16d78davkxy.jpg" width="514" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a>: In a positive step for the Memorial's Approving Process Odyssey,&nbsp;the National Capital Planning Commission&nbsp;has OK'd the Commission on Fine Arts (the other federal body that must approve the design) to vote on the Memorial.</li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a>: A series of infographics on the representation of women in architectural practice and education, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 1:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again</a>: Not for more art space (Gehry tried that before) but for offices.</li><li><a title="Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture</a>: From the press release: "the school's former dean, Professor Stanley T. Allen, will serve as acting dean until a permanent successor is appointed and that Professor Allen will chair the search for the new dean."</li><li><a title="Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a>: The 10,000 population island will use renewable e...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/108274491/apple-2-campus-taking-shape-ncarb-names-names-and-cities-sell-out-news-round-up-for-september-2-2014 Apple 2 campus taking shape, NCARB names names, and cities sell out: News Round-Up for September 2, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-09T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s16roovge6nuekej.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108254401/beijing-public-transit-commuters-can-now-pay-fares-with-empty-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles</a>: Beijingers can insert a recyclable bottle and receive equivalent rebates in train fares or mobile phone credits.</li><li><a title="Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a>: Thousands of Brazil's bus stops are unmarked, leading fed-up residents to install their own signage under the Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?<em>&nbsp;</em>(Which Bus Stops Here?) program, one of the world's biggest community projects.</li><li><a title="Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251985/town-becomes-a-beer-ad-but-residents-don-t-feel-like-a-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party</a>: Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1,500, was outfitted for a three-day party to publicize Bud Light, with 1,000 partiers vetted and shipped in by Anheuser-Busch. The town's Mayor agreed to host the party to the tune of $500,000, in part to help boost the town's mostly tourist economy during the difficult "shoulder" season between summer and winter.</li><li><a title="Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a>: Nitpicking continues over the Memori...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/108265664/marc-newson-to-join-apple-jony-ive-s-design-team Marc Newson to Join Apple, Jony Ive's Design Team Archinect 2014-09-05T17:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T18:04:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb30e3a534b6e2020a82349a86c964a1.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Newson, who will continue to be based in the United Kingdom, will be an employee of Apple, and will be frequently traveling to the company&rsquo;s Cupertino, California, headquarters. The industrial designer has had his work archived by MoMA, and has been commissioned by Ford, Nike, and Qantas Airways, among others. Ive and Newson, who have been close friends for years, have been spending time together over the past year. During that time, they have also worked on some designs for Apple.</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/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>