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 now operating on 100 per cent renewable energy

Renewable energy is now used to power all of Apple’s retail stores, offices and data centres in 43 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India. Although not all of its facilities are connected to clean energy directly in some cases, the company is placing renewables back into the grid to offset

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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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Apple staff “physically hurt” by walking into glass walls at Foster-designed campus

Emergency services have treated Apple staff for injuries caused by walking into glazed walls at the company’s new Foster + Partners-designed Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, according to reports. The $5 billion (£3.6 billion) campus features numerous glass walls, which are being misjudged by users of building causing collisions and resulting in several people receiving medical

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Apple outlines plans for another US campus

Apple has announced plans to build a new campus in the United States, in addition to the recently completed Apple Park, as part of a major investment and job creation strategy. The tech company’s giant Foster + Partners-designed campus has barely finished, but Apple already has its sights on another construction venture – away from

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Outrage over plans for Apple store in Melbourne’s publicly owned Federation Square

Melbourne residents are protesting the arrival of Apple’s first southern-hemisphere flagship in Federation Square, and criticising the Victorian government for pushing through the commercial development without consultation. The two-storey Apple store designed by Foster + Partners will replace an existing three-storey building in Federation Square, a publicly owned plaza set on the bank of the Yarra River in the

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Foster + Partners’ Apple Park Visitor Center opens to the public

The visitor centre designed by Foster + Partners as part of Apple’s new California headquarters has welcomed its first guests. The centre on Tantau Avenue, Cupertino, opened its doors on Friday 17 November 2017. It is one of the several buildings that architect Norman Foster’s studio has created for the tech giant, as part of

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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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Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater opens to host 2017 keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially opened the auditorium and events venue at the company’s Foster + Partners-designed campus, where today’s Apple Event took place. Named after Apple’s late founder, the Steve Jobs Theater held its first event today, during which the tech giant unveiled a variety of products including the rumoured iPhone X. A

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Apple Park employees revolt over having to work in open-plan offices

Some Apple workers hate the open-plan layout of their new Foster + Partners-designed campus so much they might quit, according to reports circulating around Silicon Valley. A $5 billion (£3.8 billion) development eight years in the making, the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California began welcoming the tech giant’s employees in April. The remaining employees

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Jony Ive on Apple Park: “It’s nice, though, isn’t it?”

Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive has revealed his feelings about the tech giant’s new home, as his team prepares to move in, and photos of the building’s interior emerge. Ive has helped oversee the construction of the ring-shaped Apple Park campus, designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, for the past eight years. It was the last

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“Apple’s new campus sucks” according to Wired magazine

Foster + Partners’ Apple Park is an “anachronism wrapped in glass” that provides a poor model for company campuses, claims the first major critical review of the project, published by technology magazine Wired. The eagerly anticipated Apple Park finally began welcoming the tech giant’s employees in April 2017, eight years since the late Steve Jobs hired

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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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Drone footage captures Apple Park as it prepares to welcome employees

As Apple gears up to open its Foster + Partners-designed campus in Cupertino, a drone has filmed the buildings nearing completion, and reports have emerged that the company is buying up all the trees available in California. The tech company’s employees are due to start moving into their new offices this month, and high-definition drone

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Foster + Partners’ Apple Park set for April 2017 opening

The giant ring-shaped office complex designed by British firm Foster + Partners for Apple is due to welcome the tech company’s employees this spring. Formerly known as Apple Campus 2, the vast building and grounds in Cupertino, California, are almost complete. More than 12,000 people will move into the offices over six months from April

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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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Apple to set up campus in London’s Battersea Power Station

Apple has announced it will create a new London headquarters inside Battersea Power Station, taking over six floors of the former industrial building on the bank of the River Thames. The tech giant plans to move 1,400 staff into the iconic 1930s power station by 2021. The building is currently undergoing redevelopment as part of a wider project More

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Foster + Partners’ Apple Campus 2 begins to take shape in drone video

This unofficial drone video captures the construction of Foster + Partners’ Apple headquarters in California as the outer shell of the campus nears completion (+ movie). The movie, uploaded by YouTube user Matthew Roberts, shows the main hub of the campus – a hoop-shaped structure dubbed the Spaceship – taking form as cranes finish installing the exterior More

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Apple given New York preservation award for repurposing historic buildings

Apple may be better known for cutting-edge contemporary design, but a New York preservation group is honouring the company for sensitively reusing old buildings with its store designs (+ slideshow). The New York Landmarks Conservancy is bestowing its Chairman’s Award on the technology company. “Apple is being honoured for their contribution to preserving, restoring, and repurposing notable historic structures More

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Apple’s latest Silicon Valley campus could be “futuristic tech office” by HOK

Apple is rumoured to be planning another new campus in California’s Silicon Valley – a clover leaf-shaped complex by architectural firm HOK featuring a two-acre roof garden and a sunken amphitheatre (+ slideshow). Apple has sealed a deal with Francisco developer Landbank for the lease of an 18-acre (seven hectare) site in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, according to Silicon Valley […]

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Drone movie shows Foster + Partners’ Apple Campus 2 beginning to rise out of the ground

An unofficial drone movie shot over the site of the new Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, California, shows the latest progress on Foster + Partners’ “doughnut” office design (+ movie). Uploaded by Youtube user Duncan Sinfield, the high-definition movie shows that structural work on the building’s foundations and below-ground-level floors and car park is almost […]

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Plans unveiled for visitor centre with rooftop viewing terrace at new Apple campus

Images have emerged revealing previously unreported plans for a visitor centre, including a rooftop observation deck and a shop, at the Foster + Partners-designed Apple Campus 2 in California. Boasting glass walls and a carbon-fibre roof, the visitor centre is proposed for a site alongside the huge ring-shaped office building on Tantau Avenue, Cupertino, according […]

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Drone movie shows progress on Apple Campus construction

News: updated footage of construction work on the Foster + Partners-designed Apple Campus 2 in California has been published on YouTube by another amateur videographer using a drone-mounted GoPro video camera (+ movie). YouTuber myithz uploaded the video, which shows progress on the site of the technology giant’s new offices in Cupertino, California. Related story: First […]
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