Apple’s much talked about new home Apple Park has been some eight years in the making. It is the last project that Apple’s Chief Designer Jonathan Ive worked on collaboratively with Steve Jobs prior to his death in 2011. Recently, the Wall Street Journal caught up with Ive for a tour and a breakdown of the campus. Ive also dishes on the fear of how the campus would be received by the public.
“There’s the same rather strange process you go through when you finish a product and you prepare to release it – it’s the same set of feelings,” he said. “That feels encouragingly healthy, because I would be concerned if we lost that sense of anxiety. I think that would suggest that we were not as self-critical, not as curious, not as inquisitive as we have to be able to be effective and do good work.”
Designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, the building is furnished with custom pieces by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa. Resting on 175 acres, the main structure spans 2.5 million square-feet. Read more about the tour here.