- Do you like working from home? Why?
- Would you like to live in a luxurious apartment? Why?
- terrace /TER-uhs /
- structure /STRUHK-cher/
- headquarters /HED-kwawr-terz/
- requirement /ri-KWAHYUHR-muhnt/
- considerable /kuhn-SID-er-uh-buhl/
[noun] – a flat raised area
Lunch is served on the terrace facing the sea.
[noun] – something that has been made or built from parts, especially a large building
The proposed new office tower is a 43-story steel and glass structure.
[noun] – the main offices of an organization such as the army, the police, or a business company
The headquarters of the company is in London.
[noun] – something that you must do, or something you need
Students who do not meet the course’s requirements will fail.
[adjective] – large or of noticeable importance
She showed considerable talent for getting what she wanted.
Locals were taken aback by the makeover of this World War II-era structure into 158 luxury apartments. Just two years prior, it had been crowded with foreign leaders studying diplomatic cables at US State Department headquarters. Adaptive reuse initiatives in factories and hotels were fashionable a decade ago. Former workplaces now account for 41% of all US residences remodeled in the last two years, according to RentCafe.
This adaptive reuse has the potential to both revitalize CBDs that have been devastated by the pandemic and to challenge long-held assumptions about how cities should be constructed. However, several obstacles, such as tax requirements and zoning restrictions, make the transition difficult. Converting offices to houses will require considerable changes, much as converting homes to offices did.
- What are developers doing to dwindling commercial areas?
- According to the article, which debuted in May 2021 in Washington?
- According to RentCafe, which accounts for 41% of all US residences remodeled in the last two years?
- What has the potential to revitalize CBDs that have been devastated by the pandemic?
- Why is the transition difficult?
- Could you tell me something about apartments in Japan? Please elaborate on your answer.
- Have some office spaces in Japan converted to something during the pandemic? Could you tell me something about them?
- If you were a developer, would you also convert vacant office spaces into luxurious apartments? Why or why not?
- Do you support the developers’ ideas?
- Do you think the conversion is environmentally friendly? Why or why not?