When we first heard about the new Apple HQ, we made a few predictions, err observations, about the pairing of Apple and Norman Foster. Then, a few blurry screencaps were flying around that didn’t offer much clarity into the project beyond it being a big circle. Now we have some high-resolution renderings, at least of the outside. And yes, as Steve Jobs said, it does look like a spaceship.
“It’s a pretty amazing building. It’s a little like a spaceship landed. It’s got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle… It’s a circle. It’s curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It’s all curved. We’ve used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building… It’s pretty cool.”
But architecture is slow, this spaceship won’t land until 2015.