Amazon's Spheres in Seattle provide the company's employees with a modern work environment based on the idea that nature boosts creativity

Amazon opened the Spheres this week in Seattle, a transparent biodome created to provide its employees with a modern work environment that embraces natural elements. Following principles of biophilia, or humans innate desire to connect with nature, the location is meant to boost creativity. To help employees get lost in nature, the panels surrounding the structure were designed to deafen any outside noises of the surrounding city.

The biospheres house a wide variety of plants, some of them native to the Pacific Northwest, with a series of exotic species scattered throughout the establishment. The rooms inside the spheres include open conference areas and seating nooks surrounded by plants.

Access to the Spheres is mostly limited to Amazon employees, but the company is offering tours for the general public.

Amazon Spheres


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Amazon opened the Spheres this week in Seattle, a transparent biodome created to provide its employees with a modern work environment that embraces natural elements. Following principles of biophilia, or humans innate desire to connect with nature, the location is meant to boost creativity. To help employees get lost in nature, the panels surrounding the structure were designed to deafen any outside noises of the surrounding city.

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