“For reasons that would take too long to explain I find myself in Durban, South Africa, this week at a gathering of 6,000 architects from around the world,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “I haven’t yet found one who likes Steve Jobs’ design for the new Apple headquarters — the Pentagon-sized edifice, now under construction in Cupertino, Calif., that Jobs described as looking a little like a spaceship had landed. ‘Does it have to be a spaceship?’ asked an official at the American Institute of Architects.”
“Jobs is not here to answer for his design, but Ed Catmull is,” P.E.D. reports. “Jobs’ main contribution was the design of Pixar’s headquarters — a job he took as seriously as the look and feel of any Apple product. As Catmull describes the process, it didn’t come easily.”
P.E.D. reports, “Everything you need to know about Apple’s new headquarters can be learned from the way Jobs designed the Pixar building.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]