Fountains jet water over entrance to Foster + Partners’ sunken Apple store in Milan

In Milan the latest Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store features a dramatic water feature in an update on the traditional Italian piazza. Sunk into the square, the steps down to the store form an amphitheatre with the curtain of water providing a backdrop. The eight-metre high glass walls contain a water feature that was, according

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Foster + Partners plans new Federation Square Apple Store to replace “Pizza Hut pagoda” design

Foster + Partners has completely overhauled its plans for an Apple Store in Melbourne’s Federation Square, but critics claim it has “simply swapped a Pizza Hut pagoda for an oversized iPad”. The London-based firm has developed a more streamlined form for the shop, which Apple wants to build on the south side of the publicly owned city plaza.

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Foster + Partners unveils Apple Store in Macau with translucent stone walls and bamboo

Tall shoots of bamboo rise through the central atrium of a new Apple Store completed by Foster + Partners in Macau, China. Set in a plaza surrounded by dense thickets of bamboo, the cuboidal Apple Centre Cotai glows from within, thanks to an innovative facade made from a composite of glass and stone. Five layers of of glass

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“Apple may be the lesser of all evils for Federation Square”

Building an Apple Store may be the best way to safeguard the civic character of Melbourne’s Federation Square, argues Michelle Tabet. It is hard to dispute that Federation Square is one of Melbourne’s most successful architectural projects ever. With its angular architecture, stepped public realm and active programming, it is a true 21st century public

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Macbook-shaped roof tops Foster + Partners’ glazed Apple Store in Chicago

Foster + Partners has designed its “most ambitious” Apple Store for Chicago, with huge glass walls and a slender roof that looks like a scaled-up version of the company’s laptop computer. The Apple Michigan Avenue store is located on the city’s river edge beside the North Michigan Avenue – also known as the Magnificent Mile – and in

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Foster + Partners opens “one of our greenest Apple spaces yet” in Singapore

Foster + Partners has built yet another tree-filled Apple Store, but this one also features hand-carved stone staircases. Singapore’s official ranking as the greenest city in Asia informed the design of Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship in the city. Like Foster + Partners’ other recent Apple Stores, particularly the ones in London and Dubai, the building’s most prominent feature is

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Foster + Partners completes Dubai Apple Store with carbon-fibre “solar wings”

Filigreed carbon-fibre shutters fold around the oriel window of Foster + Partners’ Apple Store in Dubai, shading the shop floor during the day but opening at night to views of the Burj Khalifa. London firm Foster + Partners based its design of the Apple Dubai Mall on the traditional Arabic mashrabiya, a projecting bay window enclosed by decorative wooden

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Slender roof covers Apple Store Stanford by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A+Awards: a dramatically thin roof soars over the glass front of the Apple Store at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto – another of this year’s winners at the Architizer A+Awards. The store in the heart of Silicon Valley was designed by Apple favourites Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a New York-based firm that has created multiple retail

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