architecture
Apple’s Cupertino Campus Will Have an “Observation Deck” For Fans

If you’ve been to a natural history museum lately, you’re familiar with the glass-walled laboratories where palaeontologists and archaeologists give the public a glimpse of their work. It sounds as though Apple is banking on the same level of interest in its day-to-day operations. Read More >>

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4K Drone Footage Captures Apple’s New Spaceship HQ, and it’s Massive

After looking at rendered images for years, seeing real footage of Apple's new spaceship of a headquarters is a little bit surreal. We got a peek at the building's footprint last summer, but a new clip shot with a drone in 4K really shows the building taking shape. And blimey, it's huge. Read More >>

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This Flyover Shows What Apple’s New HQ Will Look Like From the Air

We have a pretty good idea of what Apple's forthcoming headquarters might look like, thanks to all the glimmering renderings. But the 3D visualisation company Technology Integration Services Inc. just published a video of what the office will look like as you're flying over it. It's even cooler in motion. Read More >>

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Was Apple’s Futuristic HQ Inspired by a 1960s-era San Francisco Motel?

Apple's new Cupertino HQ promises to be an ultra-modern hub of highly considered, state-of-the-art design. But was this UFO-beamed-down-from-the-future actually inspired by a architectural relic from the Bay Area's past? Read More >>

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Norman Foster Explains How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture

Super-starchitect Lord Norman Foster and his friends at the European Space Agency stunned the world last year with a plan to build a lunar base by 3D-printing it with moon dust. But what happens when you try something like that on Earth? How is 3D printing changing the way we build cities? Read More >>

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Vegas is Tearing Down This Empty Hotel That Never Opened

If you've visited Vegas anytime since 2009, you've likely seen the empty hotel. It doesn't have any signage, rather, it's often swaddled in ads, like the world's priciest billboard—a bloated Cirque du Soleil-wrapped blue whale hovering over the Strip for four lonely years. Now a court ruling is finally putting the doomed hotel out of its misery. Read More >>

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Norman Foster on Apple’s HQ: Over 1,000 Bikes, Four-Storey Glass Doors

Spaceship Apple is freaking huge: A 2.8 million square-foot orb on a 176-acre parcel serving 12,000 employees in oh-so-suburban Cupertino. While talking to Architectural Record, architect Norman Foster defended the headquarter's massive size and weird shape, and revealed some intriguing new details. Read More >>

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6 Jaw-Dropping Superyachts Designed by Architects

Generally speaking, architects are brilliant and creative people with a wide range of talents. That sort of versatility is part of what makes them good architects in the first place. But let's be honest. Just because some people are good at a lot of things does not mean they're good at everything. Take yachts, for instance. Read More >>

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London’s Floating Bike Road Dream Outlined by Sir Norman Foster

A team of architects including celebrity girder bender Sir Norman Foster has updated and fleshed out its SkyCycle plan, a bizarre concept that would use the empty channels above some train lines to build floating, bikes-only cycle superhighways. Read More >>

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10 Celebrity Designer Gadgets

Thanks to the influence of a certain Cupertino-based company, sleek, well-designed gadgets are becoming the norm -- in fact, we're at a point now when almost all mainstream consumer electronics look eerily similar, amirite Samsung? Read More >>

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10 Great and British Designs, Handpicked by Two Eagle-Eyed Design Critics

Tim Greenhalgh of FITCH writes... "Design is everywhere, and there is almost nothing that you use or see everyday that has, in fact, not been designed in some way...but is it great? For me, great design makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention – it’s transformational and makes you view the regular world around you in a totally new way. It's remarkable because after seeing it, you want to tell someone/everyone about it: ”have you seen…!” Read More >>