The tech and interior design worlds are abuzz over what are alleged to be leaked images of the interior design plans for the highly-acclaimed Apple Campus in Cupertino City.
Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had outlaid plans for a building capable of accommodating the company’s 12,000 original employees plus tens of thousands more, with a total capacity for 33,000 employees on the 150-acre site.
The massive growth of the company marked the reasoning behind initial plans to develop the building, which was aptly nicknamed the ‘spaceship’ by public and industry commentators alike for its exterior aesthetic.
When discussing the building with the Cupertino City council, Jobs was adamant that the building be architecturally unique and something that would set a new standard in office development.
“I think we do have a shot at building the best office building in the world,” he said. “I think architecture students will come here and see this.”
The next steps in this design plan have apparently been leaked after a reliable yet unidentifiable source sent the interior design sketches of the campus to online source 9to5Mac.
Similar to the interior design detailing of the Apple retail outlets, the leaked photos ostensibly of the campus interior feature a highly-streamlined design plan, with a focus on glass features, shiny white finishes and an abundance of natural light. High ceilings and the typical Apple wooden paneling and benchtops are also expected to feature throughout the interiors.
While it has not yet been confirmed whether the images are the approved final renderings for the interior design plans, speculation has run rampant that they are the real thing, especially given the consistency with both exterior design plans and the Apple retailers’ interior design scheme and Apple’s tendency to have their prototypes leaked in the past.
As it stands, the campus is expected to be completed by 2015.
Photo Credit: 9to5 Mac
By Tim Moore