Apple employees are walking into the 'spaceship campus' glass walls

Apple employees are walking into the 'spaceship campus' glass walls

And according to a new report from Bloomberg, the glass is so flawless and unobtrusive that employees keep walking into it. Even though there are several markings on the glass panes, it is amusing that the employees have not gotten used to the new building. Employees who work in the new ring-shaped Apple offices have at least one complaint: like little birds distracted by their iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, Bloomberg reports that distracted employees have repeatedly run into Apple's glass-walled workspaces. Jony Ive, Apple's design chief, stepped away from his regular role for roughly two years in order to shepherd Apple Park to completion. It officially opened to Apple employees earlier this year, supplanting the 1 Infinite Loop campus as the company's main seat of power. Inside, work spaces known as "pods" also have glass walls and doors created to foster a culture of openness.

We don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill, but the situation is concerning enough to employees that some of them opted to stick Post-It notes on glass doors as markers to indicate there is a transparent barrier. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building's design, the people said.

Housing 13,000 employees, the building might as well be seen as a true wonder where people feel they are free to connect and go as they please. However, another worker said other markings were already in place to identify the glass.

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Apple is discovering that sleek architecture doesn't necessarily play nicely with health & safety, after multiple reported cases of Apple Park staff walking into glass doors and windows.

Apple Park was designed by famed architect Norman Foster, based on a vision by late company co-founder Steve Jobs. She sued the company, arguing it should have posted a warning on the glass. Apple did not provide comment in time for publication. But that very statement of "openness" and "free movement" of Apple's headquarters design is getting in the way of all those busy employees who keep smacking into the attractive glass walls.

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