Apple’s $5 billion spaceship campus to open in April as "Apple Park"

February 23, 2017 by  
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Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino is all set for a planned move-in date of April 2017. Steve Jobs first presented his vision and building plans for the “spaceship” campus to city managers in 2011, and the company just announced that its new headquarters will officially be called “Apple Park.” The building will pump out 17 megawatts of solar power via panels on its massive roof – that’s enough energy to power most of the 175-acre site. More than 12,000 apple staff will inhabit the complex, which will include a 1000-seat auditorium dubbed the “Steve Jobs Theater.” According to Apple, the campus’ ring-shaped 2.8 million-square-foot main building is covered in the world’s largest curved glass panels. The entrance to Jobs’ namesake auditorium consists of a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder that’s 165 feet in diameter and supports a metallic carbon roof. Said theater sits on top of a hill, at one of the highest points of land in Apple park, where it looks out over surrounding meadows in the Santa Clara Valley and the campus’ main building. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VCvkYA5dR8 “Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” says Apple CEO , Tim Cook. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.” It will take employees as long as six months to move in and get settled away in the massive building . After doing so, they’ll be able to take advantage of a café that’s open to the public, a 100,000-square-foot fitness center, secure R&D facilities, a theater, as well as two miles of paths for walking and running, an orchard, a meadow and a pond. Related: Jaw-dropping scale of Apple’s spaceship campus revealed in new drone footage Apple Park was designed in collaborating with Foster + Partners , and it takes the place of what was once 5 million square-feet of asphalt and concrete. The land is now planted with grassy fields, and native and drought-resistant trees. Via Digital Trends and Apple Images via Apple

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A sustainability leader’s lessons of a lifetime

September 6, 2016 by  
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Be fearless, speak your mind, mimic Steve Jobs — and don’t stop until you really, really have to.

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Artist Creates Steve Jobs Portrait Out of Discarded Apple Products

February 24, 2014 by  
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The old adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is definitely true for mosaic artist Jason Mercier , who works almost exclusively with discarded materials. His newest portrait , a strikingly realistic image of the late tech giant, Steve Jobs, is made out of various disused Apple products such as iPods, headphones and a Macintosh keyboard. While it may not be unusual for “ junk artists ” to use trash as a medium, Mercier personalizes his recycled materials of choice by matching the materials to each subject. Read the rest of Artist Creates Steve Jobs Portrait Out of Discarded Apple Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , apple products , art from apple products , art work , Jason Mercier , junk artists , mosaic art portraits , mosaic portraits out of scrap , Steve Jobs portrait        

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Apple’s Extravagant New Spaceship Campus Could Cost $2 Billion More Than Expected

April 5, 2013 by  
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Just a few months before his death in 2011, Steve Jobs announced plans to build a new corporate campus for Apple in Cupertino City , California. Since then the initial $3 billion price tag for the extravagant spaceship-like development has jumped to an estimated $5 billion, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek . Apple’s new HQ, designed by Foster + Partners , will cost more than the $3.9 billion being spent on the new World Trade Center complex in New York – an estimate which triggered criticism from the business community and company’s shareholders. Read the rest of Apple’s Extravagant New Spaceship Campus Could Cost $2 Billion More Than Expected Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Apple architecture , apple building plans , apple campus , Apple Campus 2 , Apple HQ Cupertino , Apple Spaceship Headquarters , energy efficient buildings , green masterplan Apple , Steve Jobs , steve jobs new campus , Sustainable buildings        

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Apple’s Extravagant New Spaceship Campus Could Cost $2 Billion More Than Expected

April 5, 2013 by  
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Just a few months before his death in 2011, Steve Jobs announced plans to build a new corporate campus for Apple in Cupertino City , California. Since then the initial $3 billion price tag for the extravagant spaceship-like development has jumped to an estimated $5 billion, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek . Apple’s new HQ, designed by Foster + Partners , will cost more than the $3.9 billion being spent on the new World Trade Center complex in New York – an estimate which triggered criticism from the business community and company’s shareholders. Read the rest of Apple’s Extravagant New Spaceship Campus Could Cost $2 Billion More Than Expected Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Apple architecture , apple building plans , apple campus , Apple Campus 2 , Apple HQ Cupertino , Apple Spaceship Headquarters , energy efficient buildings , green masterplan Apple , Steve Jobs , steve jobs new campus , Sustainable buildings        

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Historic Antinori Winery Planted a Vineyard on Its Roof in Italy

April 5, 2013 by  
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Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

January 25, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report this week, which detailed a number of labor and environmental violations in the company’s supply chain. The most troubling revelation, and the one that is getting the most media attention, is the discovery of multiple cases of child labor, as the internal audit found that 106 children were employed at 11 factories that produced Apple products in the past year. But that isn’t all; the audit also found that many of the company’s suppliers failed to properly store and handle hazardous waste, and that over 100 facilities failed to recycle or properly dispose of hazardous waste . Read the rest of Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple audit , Apple Computers , child labor , china , corporate accountability , environmental destruction , environmental regulations , foxconn , hazardous chemicals , hazardous materials , internal audit , iPhone , labor , labor violations , mac , shenzhen , Steve Jobs , stormwater runoff , supply chain , tim cook , transparency

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Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

January 25, 2013 by  
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In line with the university’s commitment to green design, Queens University of Charlotte unveiled a 735 square-foot green wall on the exterior of the school’s brand-new Rogers Science and Health Building. Installed by Ambius , the green wall features a double-helix design and plants native to North Carolina. + Ambius Green Walls The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ambius green walls , college green walls , green walls garden wall , large green walls , LIVING ART , Living Walls , plant walls

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Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

January 25, 2013 by  
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There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication — the fine dining and designing destination was created by Naruse-Inokuma Architects in a minimal yet cozy Japanese style. Digital media production company  Loftwork  also operates inside so if there’s a problem with the machinery, or if you’re craving a muffin with your latte, they will surely be able to help. Read the rest of Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , cafe , coffee , DIY , fab cafe , laser cut , Loftwork , Naruse-Inokuma Architects , Shibuya , tokyo cafe , Tokyo design , tokyo tourist

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino

July 4, 2012 by  
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While techies are anxiously awaiting the new iPhone 5, governor Jerry Brown announced that Apple’s massive new Cupertino campus in California is now approved for fast track . The new Foster + Partners-designed headquarters, which to many resembles a massive doughnut , spaceship or iPhone or iPad button, has therefore scored “streamlined treatment” as it undergoes the requisite environmental review processes. Read the rest of California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , cupertino , cupertino city council , eco design , fuel cells , green design , jerry brown , new campus , silicon valley , solar , Steve Jobs , sustainable design

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