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Apple’s architecture porn: Here’s a look at the ‘spaceship’

A rendering of Sir Norman Foster’s design for Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Above: A rendering of Sir Norman Foster’s design for Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple is committed to making Steve Jobs’ dream campus — yes, the one that looks like a flying saucer — run on 100 percent renewable energy.

That’s one of the tantalizing tidbits in a leaked “Apple Campus 2″ video, which effectively amounts to green architecture porn. Originally shown to the Cupertino, Calif., city council in October, the video details the building’s striking design and environmental benefits, such as its passive cooling and internal park.

In the video, architect Norman Foster talks about his relationship with the late CEO Jobs, who wanted to be thought of as part of the design team rather than a client. That attitude wasn’t only memorable, said Foster, but arguably “vital” to the project.

Check out the full video below before Apple takes it offline. Or to learn more about the (literally) changing landscape of Silicon Valley, read our recent interview with Vanity Fair‘s Paul Goldberger.