The media has been obsessed with the ins and outs of Apple’s latest headquarters in California, and the reports of the interior being shaped to honor and celebrate their flagship product, the iPhone, has just triggered another wave of frenzy.
As reported by Reuters on Tuesday morning, the Apple’s spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, California will entail toilets that are shaped like the company’s iconic smartphones. Moreover, the elevators will have buttons like the home keys of the iPhone.
Here’s the relevant excerpt from the report,
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 [architect German] 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.
The Apple representatives have been rather hush-hush when it comes to informing about the details of the construction masterpiece. This behavior has added to the hysteria and restlessness around the topic within media circles.
Apple has spent over $5 billion on the campus, where the “iTrones” aren’t even the top 10 of the craziest features of the place. For example, Apple leaked that none of the doorways have thresholds, as their engineers “could get distracted from their work” if they had to “adjust their gait when entering the building.” There were also 15 meetings with the Santa Clara County Fire Department just to finalize the “sleek, minimalist” signage.
The 2.8 million-square-foot sprawling giant of a building is expected to open this spring, and the world can’t wait to know more about this magnificent piece of architecture that will be a testimony to Apple’s trademark ingenuity.
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