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Is Apple's new headquarters a giant step backwards? - via Treehugger

IBM's Watson Research Center by Eero Saarinen, 1961. It was also a curvy icon in a park. Image Credit Wikipedia Albert Camus said "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". So what is one to say about Apple's proposed new headquarters, a building with no corners and no streets? That is it anti-urban, anti-social, anti-environmental and probably anti-Apple. And, that it could signal the end of Apple as a creative juggernaut. Youtube screen capture Apple has done so much for design, crafting beautiful objects that have changed our expections of what electronics should look like and how they should work. Their stores have reinvented retailing. But I have serious issues with the design of this project. It turns its back on its community. It addresses the street with a ...

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