I saw the future. And it was wonderful.
I drove to Cupertino to check out the new Apple campus
(1 Infinite Loop) and the visitor center designed by Foster + Partners.
The visitor center resembles a giant MacBook.
With a cantilevered roof floating in the air
and an all glass perimeter wall underneath.
Inside there is a massive alumnium model of the campus.
The model is designed to work with special iPads
that create an augmented reality experience when
you hover the iPad over the model and move it around.
As you move the iPad you can see how the campus looks throughout the day and night,
you can even raise the roof revealing the interior of the building.
The app also shows you how air moves through
what is the world's largest naturally ventilated building.
It's an impressive visual way to learn more about the architecture.
Then of course, there is the product.
The beautiful Apple computers and accessories on display.
There is even some unique items only available at the flagship,
Cards, t-shirts, books, etc..
I already regret not buying something. Must go back.
I added a gallery of images to my website.
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