Treehouses in the Office, and Other Industry News

Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web.

"Renderings of the spheres at Amazon that show what the interiors are expected to look like. When they open in early 2018, the spheres will be packed with a plant collection worthy of top-notch conservatories." Rendering by NBBJ, via nytimes.com.
“Renderings of the spheres at Amazon that show what the interiors are expected to look like. When they open in early 2018, the spheres will be packed with a plant collection worthy of top-notch conservatories.” Rendering by NBBJ, via nytimes.com.
  • Amazon pioneered internet shopping, electronic book reading and cloud computing. Now, as it enters adulthood, it is applying some of that inventiveness to its new home,” Nick Wingfield writes for the New York Times. “The company is constructing a collection of high-rise and low-rise buildings in downtown Seattle that will be arrayed around three striking transparent, conjoined structures that Amazon calls spheres. They will act as high-tech greenhouses, the kind of flashy architecture that Amazon shunned for the first 22 years of its life.”
  • WSJ reports on the “mushrooming” of the coworking industry: “New locations pop up seemingly weekly in old warehouses and new skyscrapers alike as small and medium-size businesses eschew coffee shops and small offices for the incubator-like workspaces where members share common spaces.”
  • The Chicago Tribune has advice on mastering the summer dress code at your workplace.
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