Amazon.com Inc, the behemoth technology company, is probably best known for being the largest e-commerce marketplace in the world. Despite Amazon being a household name across much of the globe, relatively few people have glimpsed the company’s spectacular headquarters campus in Seattle, Washington, USA. One part of this facility is comprised of three massive spherical conservatories, aptly named “The Spheres.”
This modern marvel of engineering, which took 5 years to create, incorporates biophilic design practices to blur the line between architecture and nature.
Home to more than 40,000 plants from forest regions of over 30 countries, containing over 4000 feet of living walls, and a variety of aquariums, paludariums, terrariums, waterfalls, and other sights, the Spheres are a dream come true for plant nerds.
If you can’t visit in person, you’re in luck today because, in the accompanying video, I give a virtual tour that will allow you to experience it vicariously.