Just designed a new apple store..

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  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    I just designed what i think would be a cool apple store. The building itself would be brick, and have a "warmer" feeling than the current stores, located with the starbucks on a corner so access is from this front door and one on the left side. A few trees would be located on the sidewalks on front and side, then the upstairs would be more apple store and above the starbucks would be a hangout area for people to use their laptops or try out their new gear. I think it's cool, so what do you all think?
     

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  2. Flyers1718 macrumors member

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    I think it sounds like a great idea but you gotta get into PS and make a new version to really show it off. Now it looks like a few rectangles and logos. Sounds like a great idea though.
     
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  4. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well isn't that what apple was going for??

    Working on a new and improved version right now, but it is going to take some time.
     
  5. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    Apple + starbucks store partership

    huge possibility

    upstairs lounge with free wifi

    this could hapen and huge be amazing
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Apple Stores already have free wifi...eating in a computer store is NOT something thats going to happen officially soon...
     
  7. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I like the current stores design. No brick.

    Kinda sounds like some softbank stores with the Y! Cafe. I think they served drinks...

    apple stores already have free wifi BTW
     
  8. Flyers1718 macrumors member

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    Good luck on the new version can't wait to see it.:)
     
  9. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How would i get in touch with Apple to submit??

    lol
     
  10. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well as i work on my truly kick ass apple store design, i found on their web site that you can not send in ideas for review. I don't understand why Apple does this, for they are missing out on a lot of talent, not saying mine, just in general. So they wait until you are an employee to care about what you have to offer.
     
  11. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    Not wanting to come across as harsh, but you would need to produce a lot more than a couple of recatngles with the Apple & Starbucks logos pasted on before Apple would think about building your store. If you really want to get into this sort of business, then you need to enrol on an HE architecture course, which could take anything up to 8 years, & then you might stand a chance of producing something of high enough calibre to be considered for development.
     
  12. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well first i'm not finished, and i know i'm not going to be that good, but i just find it odd that no one can submit anything to apple, thats all.
     
  13. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    do u they couches and tables etc> and yummy coffee
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Because they don't want to get into legal disputes about who owns what, that's why... which is why they officially do not accept new product suggestions, either.

    And more realistically, they also don't want to waste expensive staff-hours fending off and reading spam, and a billion suggestions on how to make and release a consumer midi-tower etc.
     
  15. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mention I'm pretty sure that when they want to build a new store they just commission an architect, instead of asking teenagers to draw them a box in Paint.
     
  16. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    That really did make me laugh out loud. Nice and concise, funny.
     
  17. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, first of all it's macromedia, not paint, and secondly, as far as i can tell, all apple has done for it's stores so far is put some pieces of aluminum and glass on the front of the building, and said we're done. Anyways, i'm working on my finished design, and if people don't bitch at it too much i might even work on it some more.

    Well no, i take that back, some stores, fifth ave, and soho, and that one in london are real kick ass.
     
  18. shecky Guest

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    you honestly have no clue what you are talking about. no clue at all. try reading this article, and then tell us what apple did and why you are so much smarter than they are.
     
  19. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    It's just that it's not exactly innovative. Having a starbucks attached to another store is nothing new, and I'm sure someone's thought about it already.

    Plus, do you really want hot coffee and computers mixing like that?
     
  20. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well to tell you the truth, i don't care if it's a Starbucks or a real estate agent next door. I just put it there, for Apple seems to have a new found obsession with Starbucks, and it seemed fitting. The stores wouldn't be open to each other, in the sense that you would have to walk next door, but with a lounge above Starbucks, many, including myself, would take advantage of the comfort and availability of caffeinated beverages. So you can picture the two stores together, with Apple consisting of 3/4 of the overall area, or split them apart, however you fancy.
     
  21. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly silbeej, it might be in your interest to develop a slightly thicker skin. You got a surprisingly positive response to what was ultimately a series of 1px rectangular boxes and 2 logos. My dog could have come up with that "design". By all means, come up with some innovative, cool-looking, etc, and I'm sure you'll continue to get even better feedback. But for the time being, I don't think a 30-second design deserves the forum equivalent of a standing ovation.
     
  22. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know i should have waited until the final design, but what you see is just the outline of my design. It took a little longer than 30 seconds, but it is a to-scale digital version of an idea i drew. I made is pixel by pixel, and currently working on the new and improved version, just wait.
     
  23. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Why not ad a Nike store as well? And make an Apple Mall.
    EDIT: And an AT&T Store.
     
  24. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It is a legal thing.
    Oh wait Blue said it. ;)
    I applaud your decision to create but you really have no clue how much goes into what you consider a simple building. Clearly though, in your opinion adding brick to a building is somehow more advanced design than what Apple currently does.
    You should have just simply taken what people have said to you, both good and bad. I'm curious though, what scale did you use? And whatever you produce I am sure will be good, however just keep in mind that basically saying that what Apple has done to date is basically stupid is just lame on your part.

    And to his defense. Because he is using Macromedia to do this I bet it does take longer than 30 seconds because Macromedia is not the best choice and is very inefficient for architectural design. So yes, it probably will take longer because he has to muddle through a program that isn't suited for what he wants to do. It can be done, just not fast.
     
  25. silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    YES! Thank you Jessica. You put it nicely and made comments on what i'm doing without ripping my head off. I believe in my rant i did say that Apple's stores are bad, and i didn't mean it. I mean they do a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY good job at what they do, but what i meant to say was that i would "like" a slightly different styled building. Not to say what they do is wrong, but a little variety never hurt anyone. And you are right, i don't have autocad or anything to design buildings with. Have always just done everything on paper, but don't have a scanner to share it with all of you, so i went digital.
     

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