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Apple's latest Silicon Valley campus could be "futuristic tech office" Apple is rumoured to be planning another new campus in California's Silicon Valley – a clover leaf-shaped complex by architectural firm HOK featuring a two-acre roof garden and a sunken amphitheatre (+ slideshow). Apple has sealed a deal with Francisco developer Landbank for the lease of an 18-acre (seven hectare) site in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal reporter Nathan Donato-Weinstein. Described by HOK as a "futuristic tech office campus", the vast clover leaf-shaped campus will be located north of Cupertino, the home of Apple's existing headquarters and its new Foster + Partner's-designed campus. Over 71,500 square metres of office space will be split across its trefoil plan, while two miles of walking and biking trails will crisscross the campus' grounds. "The relationships between buildings and open space are inspired by the dynamic relationship of converging biomes in the Santa Clara Valley," said a statement from HOK.

Barkow Leibinger. Planning - JDS Architects. Kartal Masterplan - Masterplans - Zaha Hadid Architects. The masterplan proposes the conversion of the obsolete quarry and industrial buildings existing on the site. As a new centre of employment, housing, education and culture on the Sea of Marmara, the proposal incorporates Istanbul’s multi-modal urban plan, which integrates the city’s growth without increasing demand on the existing social and infrastructure networks along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn in the centre of the city. The Kartal masterplan site lies at the confluence of important transport links, including the highway connecting Istanbul to Europe and Asia, ferry terminals and port, as well as rail links to the greater metropolitan area. The design ties together the existing infrastructure and urban fabric surrounding the site by connecting the major roads emerging from Kartal in the west and Pendik in the east. Integrating these lateral connections with the main longitudinal axis creates a new soft grid that defines the underlying framework of the proposal.

Alejandro Aravena - Proyectos. Alejandro Aravena :: Colegio Verbo Divino. Digital Constructive Shell on Behance. FRPO | RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS | a f a s i a. ORSP . Oslo Region Suburban Prototype . Europan 12 . Ås The Oslo Region Suburban Prototype [ORSP] is the typological proposal to this architectural challenge: a medium-high density node, with a combined used of specific attractor programs, residential units, and local retail and community services; with a double level public space and well connected to the existing infrastructural network. This new typology will generate urban community life out of a proper density, updating the needed uses in residential suburban cores turning them into metropolitan activity nodes. The ORSP presents a double scale. Team Leaders Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez Collaborators Elena García, Laura Ordóñez, Rocío García, Patricia Báscones, Carmen Sanz, María Domínguez, Inés Olavarrieta, Miguel Quezada Model FRPO Client EUROPAN EUROPE Size 60.000 m2 Location ÅS, NORWAY. Circular Solar Panels. Updated Plans Released for Foster + Partners' Apple Campus in Cupertino. The City of Cupertino has released Apple’s revised campus plans, following the recent news criticizing Steve Job’s “sky-high requirements for fit and finish” that have resulted in a “ballooning budget. " Abandoning Apple’s classic “white” detailing, architects Foster + Partners have opted to clad the 2.8 million square foot, circular monolith in black - a stylistic remedy that seems to be in line with the overarching campus goal to “provide a serene environment reflecting Apple’s brand values of innovation, ease of use and beauty.”

More details after the break... Working to shave a reported $1 billion from the $5 billion budget, the revised campus plans have removed 300,000 square feet of construction costs by pushing the entire Tantau Development to Phase 2. As explained in the project description, “Phase 2 includes 600,000 square feet of office, research and development buildings for up to 2,200 employees along North Tantau Avenue, providing flexibility to address future business needs. Masdar City Welcome Video (3 minutes, English) Apple Campus 2 | Dezeen. Welcome | EuropaCity. Bjarke Ingels Group. BIG is an architecture company, characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit, team-work across expertise areas and new ways of approaching conventional tasks. We have an informal work environment where collegial support is highly valued and where ambition, high work morale and dedication to being the innovators of our field unify the staff. Our firm is characterized by creativity, high energy and a team spirit. We now number 280 employees between Copenhagen and New York.

We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a cool workplace where we want to be and we continuously work at becoming better and better at what we do. If you have a general inquiry or a question regarding our available positions, please contact BIGs People department at Please note that applications sent to will not be considered. We are currently seeking CPH Architecture Interns CPH Constructing Architecture Interns CPH BIG Ideas Interns CPH Senior Constructing Architect NYC Architect/Designer. Drone film shows Foster's Apple Campus 2 progress. An unofficial drone movie shot over the site of the new Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, California, shows the latest progress on Foster + Partners' "doughnut" office design (+ movie).

Uploaded by Youtube user Duncan Sinfield, the high-definition movie shows that structural work on the building's foundations and below-ground-level floors and car park is almost complete, with sections of the building now starting to rise up to its full four-storey height. Designed to serve as the new headquarters for the US tech giant, the $5 billion Apple Campus 2 will provide office space for 12,000 staff with a central 260,000-square-metre ring-shaped building. It is due to open in 2016. The campus was designed by Foster + Partners after the firm's founder, British architect Norman Foster, was personally invited to take on the job by Apple's late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs.

"For me this project started in the summer of 2009," said Foster in a movie published by Cupertino City Council. Welcome | EuropaCity. Bjarke Ingels Group. Shengzhe Industrial Park « Slow Studio. This Industrial and Office Park was conceived as a modern and tidy compound that highlights its clear urban structure. It is thought as a sort of campus, where different offices: government, private and developing industries, are presented as different stages in the lifespan of industrial and business enterprises. Starting with a basic and straight-forward distribution of buildings, a few shifts generate a sequence of landscape clusters that complement the main axis crossing the site. The result is almost generic, a clear and open system that becomes public and blurs its own boundaries to define new scales that could eventually permeate to the neighboring sites.

In this proposal, the main tower on the north-east area of the site carries an additional design concept based on its prospective function as a government service center. By enlarging its footprint and creating a central void we have increased the tower’s potential for public spaces on multiple levels. Parque Samanes | Arquitectonica GEO. This competition entry is for Samanes Park. A social and sustainable project, with local and national importance, that proposes to create a new lifestyle for the residents of the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Our objective is to offer visitors a great urban park and an important recreational center, as well as an educational and athletic facility while still focusing on the preservation of the natural reserves on which it is located.

Our design proposal for the Master Plan creates a three phase vision for the development of the 800 hectares. Our design for the Samanes Park synthesizes the main existing elements within the park: the relatively undisturbed wetlands, the historic rice fields, the river, the city, and forests, and the newly built sports fields. Additionally, we propose a spectrum of recreational programs all found within a safe environment for people of different ages, interests, and needs. Kontum Indochine Cafe with conical bamboo columns by Vo Trong Nghia.

Fifteen conical bamboo columns support the roof of this waterside cafe designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects at a hotel in central Vietnam (+ slideshow). Referencing the shapes of typical Vietnamese fishing baskets, the top-heavy bamboo structures form a grid between the tables of the open-air dining room, which functions as the restaurant and banqueting hall for the Kontum Indochine Hotel. Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed the restaurant without any walls, allowing uninterrupted views across the surrounding shallow pools of water, and beyond that towards the neighbouring river and distant mountains. The roof of the structure is clad with bamboo but also contains layers of thatch and fibre-reinforced plastic. In some places the plastic panels are exposed, allowing natural light to permeate the canopy. There's no air conditioning, but the architects explain that the surrounding waters and the shade of the overhanging roof help to keep the space cool, even in the hottest seasons.

Factoreef by Julcsi Futo, Bika Rebek and Stefan Ritter. Three students from Studio Lynn at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna have designed a conceptual boat factory for the island of Cres in Croatia. Called Factoreef, it has been designed by Julcsi Futo, Bika Rebek and Stefan Ritter, students on the course run by architect Greg Lynn. The architects describe the project as "a large scale, smoothly undulating roof held by an intricate steel truss structure". More info on the project's blog. The following is from Factoreef: "factoreef" is a proposal for a boat factory in the mediterranean town Cres, designed by architecture students Julcsi Futo, Bika Rebek and Stefan Ritter. This project is a large scale smoothly undulating roof held by an intricate steel truss structure. PRECEDENTS We were interested in the contrasts of the dense interior versus the vast exterior space of the boat, and the soft sail towards the rigid body.

BUILDING CONCEPT Cool air is provided by pipes running in the foundation. Incineration Line by Erick van Egeraat features a perforated facade. Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has completed a waste incinerator and power plant in the Danish city of Roskilde with a spotty perforated facade that lights up at night as if there's a fire burning within (+ slideshow). Erick van Egeraat, the architect behind the underground Drents Museum, won an international competition in 2008 to design a plant to incinerate waste, turning it into heat and electricity for Roskilde and the surrounding region. The scale of the building – known as the Incineration Line – means it can become an instant landmark against the backdrop of the small city and the flat Danish landscape. The design aims to express its function and the cutting-edge sustainable technology used inside to convert waste into energy.

The stepped and angled lower portion of the building evokes the rooftops of the factories that surround the structure in its industrial setting. Photography is by Tim van de Velde. VI Palazzo ENI. ADEPT and Mandaworks Design Masterplan for Stockholm’s Royal Seaport. ADEPT and Mandaworks have been declared the winners of a design competition for an urban development in the Kolkajen-Ropsten area of Stockholm's Royal Seaport. Dubbed the “Royal Neighbour,” the masterplan is anticipated to provide more than 12,000 new homes, supply 35,000 jobs in the next two decades, and create a new cultural area. Kolkajen and Ropsten lie along the main industrial harbor and were previously prominent players in the management, storage, and processing of coal. The Royal Neighbour divides the area into three distinct regions, and seeks to modernize the outdated area, while using the site’s existing conditions.

The northern region of the masterplan, known as Kolkajen’s Balcony, will host a series of public areas, including terraces and recreation spaces, along a central axis. Through their arrangement, views of the area’s historic structures, cultural activities, and waterfront location will be created, celebrating its diverse features.