OVA studio enables traveling container hotel rooms with hive-inn OVA studio enables traveling container hotel rooms with hive-inn
apr 14, 2014

OVA studio enables traveling container hotel rooms with hive-inn

OVA studio enables traveling container hotel rooms with hive-inn
all images courtesy of OVA studio




the ‘hive-inn’ is a hotel structure designed by hong-kong-based OVA studio that allows containers to travel in and out of it. offering maxi­mum flexibility and mobility, the project envisions possibilities for applications such as emergency housing or medical care units. the rooms can be shipped to whatever location is required and used for multiple functions such as offices, leased to various individuals or companies who temporarily need space. focusing on sustainability, recycled containers are used for the modular pieces that are then slotted and plugged in independently of what is above or under them – enabling the building grow and or decrease in relation to demand.


the hive-inn traveling hotel rooms


the containers are stacked and slotted into a grid system


the exterior of the structures can be used for advertising


diagram showing the building process


the hive-inn with containers placed in it


concept diagram


differently branded rooms


operation management


the project is mobile and flexible


rooms can be slotted in and out


the ferrari room



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