Amazon Opts For Its Own Glitzy "Because We Can" HQ Building

Amazon is trying to literally bring the "Amazon" to downtown Seattle with a building that features three glass-dome, greenhouse-like structures capable of housing "mature trees," according to a Los Angeles Times story. Amazon said it believes a park-like and plant-rich environment would provide its employees with many positives "that are not often found in a typical office setting." The building plans speak of the structures and the landscaping in pure architectural terms, but my favorite was: "The spherical form of the low building is driven by the very different spatial requirements of large scale interior planting that includes trees and a variety of ecological zones." A variety of ecological zones? Toto, I don't think we're in Bentonville any more. Story