Apple stands out among the others on the market, the attention to detail inherited from her inspirer and founder Steve jobs. Placement of equipment in the stores, the colors used in advertising materials, design signage – all subject to very careful scrutiny. The same applies to the new headquarters Apple Campus 2, construction of which was planned to be completed in the last year, but because of the huge attention to detail postponed.
The building, in the best tradition of Steve jobs, accounted for the smallest aspects. As told Reuters the architect Herman De La Torre, no vent or pipe should not be reflected in the outer glass headquarters. The distance between the finishes in most cases clearly indicated and must not exceed 3 mm, and in some cases, the values should be much less. Only the recommendations on the selection of wood for interior works occupy more than 30 pages of text.
Each of the thousands of ceiling panels are approved by two people: a representative of Apple and the representative of the contractor. And this is done twice: first in the store, and then again directly on the site.
Some aspects of the construction were varied in the process a few times. Despite the fact that the builders could not find a flaw in his work, Apple eventually changed the idea and the work had to redo it again.
“One of the most unpleasant features – doorways, which, according to Apple, should be perfectly smooth, without a threshold. The construction team urged to reconsider this decision, but Apple insisted.
How are they justified? If engineers have to change the step at the entrance to the building, it may distract them from work,” said De La Torre.
Many of these little things probably go unnoticed by employees, who soon will move into new headquarters, they are cosmetic and do not seem to be significant. However, the fact that Apple is so sensitive to their employees suggests that the company and here sets new standards in the market.
Anyway, soon the construction of Apple Campus 2 will be completed and we will be able to assess what came from the company.