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Architects in Hong Kong have designed a Jenga-inspired hotel. The Hive–Inn hotel would be composed of recycled shipping containers which can be inserted and removed, depending on the needs and business of the hotel. The Jenga-like grid structure would allow containers to be slotted in and removed without disturbing the other container rooms.

architect:建築師
Jenga:疊疊樂
composed of:由…組成
container:容器、貨櫃
depending on:確信、堅信、信賴
grid:格子、網格
slot:插入、放入、狹長的縫、投幣孔
disturb:妨礙、打擾

The creators, Slimane Ouahes and Christophe Barthelemy, of Ova Studio believe that it is not just an innovative hotel design with space for branding. They feel the idea could also be extended as a response for emergency housing or medical-care units.

innovative:創新的
brand:品牌化、建立品牌形象
extend:延伸、擴大、繼續
response:回答、反應
emergency:緊急情況
housing.。住房供給

The duo explained that the design of the hotel Lies in the idea of maximum flexibility and mobility. This is a trend that is embodied in our modern way of living.

duo:雙人組
flexibility:彈性
mobility:移動性
embodied:體現、使具體化、表現、代表、具有
way of living:(= people normal in do)

Barthelemy explained, “Containers came as a natural answer to this vision; the challenge was to keep it technically feasible, mobile and fun. We wanted to keep the true nature of containers alive: containers are mobile, containers travel! It created this interesting paradox in which hotel rooms can come to you, expanding the market to residents.”

feasible:可行的
true nature:(= real nature)
alive:(= keep going)
paradox:自相矛盾的情況、似是而非的說法、矛盾
para-:對比、並列
expanding:擴大中、擴展中
resident:居民、定居者


文法:
… natural … ; the challenge …(…好在…的方面;但具有挑戰的…方面)

特別補充:
removable
:可移動的
dual:雙倍、雙重的
duel:對決

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