The Alienation of Apple's Alien HQ

Philip Langdon criticizes the 'corporate isolationism,' of Apple's new donut shaped headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Landgon finds the Foster + Partners design incompatible with the current trends he sees in urban design and architecture, and unwilling to pay attention to human scale and urban context.

He repeatedly refers to Alan Hess' evaluation of this and other Modern (capital M) buildings, in support of his ideological critique, but doesn't successfully offer an alternative. It is true that isolated corporate headquarters do hinder the ability of government to make public transit efficient, but their need for privacy is very real and not created merely to alienate members of the public.

Full Story: Apple Builds A Suburban Lemon


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