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A word from Bohlin on his initial encounter with Steve Jobs to consider how to make Apple retail stores into compelling destinations — one part ceremony, one part portal, one part tactility:
During his first meeting with Jobs to discuss the Apple Cube, Jobs talked about a store that would serve as a sort of clubhouse for Apple’s loyal followers. While Jobs spoke, Bohlin drew the rough outlines of a cube in front of the General Motors tower.
“The best thing about that building is its narrow profile. So I thought, ‘What is the inevitable shape to contrast that?’ ” Bohlin said.
Perhaps most notable is that a man who doesn’t email or use AutoCAD is responsible for the bricks-and-mortar “look” of a brand as technologically apt as Apple. Bohlin’s signature aesthetic carries over to other projects, from city halls to homes. Take a look:
Pocono Environmental Education Center in Pennsylvania
The Combs Point residence in New York’s Finger Lakes region
Seattle City Hall
Ballard Library in Jackson, Wyoming
House at the Shawangunks, on the Hudson River near New Paltz, New York
If you feel like dropping down the rabbit hole, may we suggest skipping over to a thread about Bohlin and the AIA on the forum for The Congress of Residential Architecture (CORA for short; kind of like The Fashion Spot or, God, 4chan for domestic architecture).
*KieranTimberlake won the aforementioned U.S. Embassy commission.