Amazon is Building Indoor Treehouses

Posted July 11th 2016


via The Verge

Amazon is building a greenhouse in downtown Seattle that’s meant to be a refuge for office employees. The greenhouse, constructed as a trio of spheres, will house more than 3,000 species of plants, many of which are endangered, The New York Times reports.

In addition to the plants, the spheres will contain tree houses joined by a series of suspension bridges. Amazon hopes its employees will host meetings in the tree houses, but the greenhouse will also be kept at 72 degrees and 60 percent humidity — not ideal conditions for cranial stimulation. The greenhouse will only be open to Amazon employees, but may open to the public at a later date.