Lucy Wang

OVA Studio Unveils Plans for Amazing Jenga-Like Hotel Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

by , 04/27/14



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Just like the game Jenga, the shipping containers can be inserted or taken out of the stacked and staggered tower with ease. A metal grid structure, however, would ensure that unlike Jenga, the tower would not topple over. The flexibility and mobility of the design also presents an interesting and highly visual branding opportunity, in which major brands, such as Ferrari, can sponsor the design and development of a differently themed shipping container hotel room. The Hive-Inn could then generate brand buzz by advertising limited edition shipping container rooms that would travel from city to city.

Related: OMA’s Jenga-Like ‘Interlace’ Luxury Apartments Near Completion in Singapore

In addition to expanding the market to brand followers, the architects also envision other uses for the Jenga-like cargotecture concept. Once a shipping container is cycled out of the design, the container could then be shipped out and used in disaster relief scenarios. Guests could also purchase the shipping containers as mobile apartments and offices.

+ OVA Studio

Via My Modern Met

Images via OVA Studio

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2 Comments

  1. Terry Wirth April 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    This is very interesting. However, my interest in particular lies in the design and implementation of a standard HVAC/power/sewage/water interface that would markedly enhance the portability aspect.

  2. alain c April 25, 2014 at 4:40 am

    I will be the first to stay there ! alain

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