Apple may be the first tech firm to commission a spaceship for its headquarters in Silicon Valley, but Nvidia has leapfrogged ahead by planning a pair of triangle-encrusted office buildings that resemble a giant extraterrestrial settlement. Unlike Apple's donut, Nvidia's geometric motif refers to the basis of its business. "The design harmonizes smart functionality and a shape that connects with and inspires our employees—a triangle, the fundamental building block of computer graphics," Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang writes, referring to the role of the triangle shape in the rasterization of graphics.
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The Nvidia compound is scheduled to break ground in June, and the company projects a completion date of July 2015. Apple originally announced its spaceship opening for the same year, but recent delays will likely set them back to mid-2016.
Nvidia's current building.