Since Apple announced its plans to build the sprawling new Apple headquarters in Cupertino in 2011, the moving date has slowly receded. Apple has been working on the spaceship campus ever since 2013 with plans to have it ready by 2015. But now it s 2017, and we are still hearing about design details that Apple is working on, at the campus. The spaceship campus is one of the last projects by Steve Jobs, and the company is being thorough with every nook and corner of the structure, including the shitter. Also Read - New iPhone SE to be the most affordable 5G phone from Apple, to launch in 2022Also Read - iPhone 13 launch date and more details tipped as part of new leaks
That s right, the design details in Apple s Spaceship campus do not end at the fancy exteriors, Apple is down with the game, more like loo-down actually. Apparently, from what Reuters has recently reported, the toilets in the headquarters will take a cue from the company’s iconic smartphones. Also Read - iPhone 12 Mini reaches end of production already, say rumours
To quote Reuters, Apple’s novel approach to the building took many forms. Architect German de la Torre, who worked on the project, found many of the proportions – such as the curve of a rounded corner – came from Apple’s products. The elevator buttons struck some workers as resembling the iPhone’s home button; one former manager even likened the toilet’s sleek design to the device… But de la Torre ultimately saw that Apple executives were not trying to evoke the iPhone per se, but rather following something akin to the Platonic ideal of form and dimension.
Of course now people have all kind of names for the toilet in the Apple headquarters. iShit and iThrone, are topping the list for now.
Now, while Apple is busy designing the commode for the headquarter, reportedly such nit pickings are causing the delays in opening of the campus. Reuters reports, …what was most striking to those who worked on the project was Apple managers’ insistence on treating the construction of the vast complex the same way they approach the design of pocket-sized electronics. ALSO READ: New drone video shows off Apple s spaceship campus nearing completion
“With phones, you can build to very, very minute tolerances,” he said. “You would never design to that level of tolerance on a building. Your doors would jam,” a former architect on the project told Reuters.
The $5 billion Apple Campus is spread over 126 acres and includes wooded walking areas, restaurants and fitness centres. Once completed, it will have the capacity to accommodate up to 13,000 employees. Separate buildings for research would be built nearby and occupy about 300,000 square feet. As the new campus would reportedly make use of only renewable power, it will house a solar power installation.
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