28 Feb '13, 3pm

You are your building: The difference between Apple and Google, represented by their headquarters

You are your building: The difference between Apple and Google, represented by their headquarters

Editor in Chief Meg O'Neill used to say that one shouldn't try to put too many concepts into one post, so when I covered Google's new headquarters recently, I concentrated on the Marissa Mayer/ Yahoo! connection and only alluded to Apple with a reference to Norman Foster. But there is an interesting comparison to be made between the designs of the new Apple HQ and that of Google's. Albert Camus wrote: “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.” Yet both of these companies are essentially building suburban office parks the size of small towns, while failing to learn the lessons of urban design, like building streets. And corners. © Apple/ Foster + Partners You don't see a lot of people in the renderings for the Apple headquarters, designed by Norman Foster. I previou...

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