Apple has just received planning permission for its proposed new campus in Cupertino, California. Designed by Foster and Partners, the new campus will house approximately 12,000 employees and includes 260,128 m2 of offices, a research and development building, a 1000-seat auditorium, 27,870 m2 of research facilities, and a generating plant that will serve as the campus’ primary source of electricity. As you would expect from pairing such a design- conscious client and architect, the proposal is sleek and stylish. The campus aims to be environmentally sensitive and will include extensive landscaping. Sadly, it would seem that even Apple has not managed to conquer the use of cars and this environmentally-sensitive scheme includes extensive, albeit “greened” car parking. The budget is said to be $5 million and the campus is due to open in 2016.
"The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul."
To be an architect means having a wide range of interests - architecture, art and creativity in all its variety of forms, sustainability, science and innovation. The greatest interest is often where these different worlds overlap and collide - that is when something imaginative often occurs that pushes us all forward to another place
"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for example"
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