Apple set to open its first floating store (and it looks... interesting)

Just like its products, Apple's retail stores are known for their appealingly clean and contemporary design. But while Apple's current design philosophy might seem a little utilitarian compared with its more colourful early years, the tech giant's latest retail store is certainly outlandish. In short, it's a huge, glowing orb that floats on water. Because, well, why not?

Apple Marina Bay Sands is located in Singapore's waterfront resort of the same name. It isn't open to the public yet so we don't know what wonders await inside, but we've been given a good look at the exterior both during the day at at night. Whether it looks thoroughly utopian or dystopian is up to you, but it certainly looks like something straight out of a sci-fi film (check out these 35 incredible famous buildings for more inspiring examples).

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.