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Author Topic: Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters  (Read 3783 times)

40hz

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Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters
« on: August 14, 2011, 12:34:41 PM »
ghacks recently posted an interesting article about Apple's planned new corporate campus in Cupertino. Read it here.

Here's what it wants to look like:

applecampus2rendering.jpg

Interesting. It reminds me of a wagon train ‘circled up’ against an enemy attack. A rather appropriate look for Apple when you think about it.

And look – inside the impenetrable outer wall there’s an inner circle too! Wow…this just keeps looking more and more appropriate.

All that’s missing is a crocodile infested moat and a chained dragon near the entrance.

Hmm...was it possibly inspired by dictator Trevor Goodchilde's fortress/headquarters in the Aeon Flux movie?

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Why don't you be the judge! :P  ;D


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Re: Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 09:52:26 PM »
Curious... I would have expected something more like this:

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Re: Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 01:05:15 AM »
Hahah. Perfect.

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Re: Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 12:42:22 PM »
Yeah I read about this a while back. Jobs himself did a lengthy presentation to the city of Cupertino in which he explains in detail how great it would be for the city to have this facility there (video on Youtube most likely, I'm too lazy to look, heh). I like the god-like rays in the pic above though...

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Re: Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 01:48:47 PM »
I like the god-like rays in the pic above though...

I wasn't going to mention this before, but... You're forcing my hand... (And given the recent capitulations to Godwin's Law, I make no apologies.)

They remind me of the beginning of "Triumph of the Will", and I don't mean that maliciously. I mean that quite literally. That was my FIRST thought when looking at it.



It's the same as the scene where Adolf Hitler is flying into Nuremburg as though he's a Wagnerian Valkyrie, gloriously soaring over the sun-lit clouds, bringing down his divine vision and light to the masses...

I don't see a difference.

If anyone wants to drive the metaphor further, I won't object to any renditions of Steve Jobs being the "Hitler" of the tech world today. (At the moment he's just marching into Austria...)


Got to hand it to Leni Riefenstahl... She was brilliant.


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Re: Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 02:35:29 PM »
Yeah.. It does have a little of that Albert Speer school of architecture look doesn't it?  ;D :Thmbsup:

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Re: Conceptual art for Apple's new headquarters
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 09:52:10 AM »
Curious... I would have expected something more like this:
 (see attachment in previous post)
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