Forget fluorescent lighting, flat-pack desk and ceiling tiles, Apple's got other plans when it comes to its new Cupertino offices.
We first heard about Steve Jobs' plans to redevelop land owned by Apple and build a massive modern office back in June. While Jobs may no longer be with us, Apple still plans to build the office, with the whole thing scheduled for completion in 2015. Though the land, which Apple acquired from HP, is mostly industrial, concrete and asphalt, the company is seeking to completely change the landscape of that area with a large building that Steve Jobs characterized as looking a bit like a spaceship.
This week, CNet reports that Apple recently updated its plans, offering a more detailed view of what the new, donut-shaped campus will look like. As you can see from the plans below, Apple plans to include a lot of grass and trees. There's also a lot of winding pathways running through the campus, presumably because Steve Jobs liked to take long walks while discussing business with colleagues and partners.
The company also submitted some gorgeous renderings to the City of Cupertino, some of which we've posted below.