The owner of an illegally-built two-story "rooftop villa" constructed on the rooftop of a high-rise apartment building in Beijing said Tuesday that he would tear it down within 15 days, after local authorities posted a notice on his door Monday and attracted wide public attention.
Zhang Biqing, the owner of a penthouse in a 26-story building in Renji Shanzhuang, a residential compound in Beijing's Haidian district, admitted Tuesday that he illegally built a small sunlight room on the rooftop, and gradually expanded it with rocks, trees and artificial landscapes that take up some 800 square meters, reported the Legal Mirror.
Zhang said that the structure is not a "villa" but said it is a grape trellis that he recently built to house vegetation as "thermal insulation" to reduce the heat absorbed by the rooftop in summer, and the "rocks" were made by a light-weight material to enclose the chimneys that would blow unpleasant kitchen and bathroom odors to his apartment, and he later added bonsai trees to make it "look good."
看看相关词的用法：rooftop一词意为屋顶，与其相关的习惯用法有“shout something from the rooftops”，译为广而告之、公开宣布或是使众人皆知。villa则是别墅、庄园住宅的意思。在英国，寻常百姓住的房屋可大致分为三种类型：semi-detached house 两户相连房屋， detached house 独门独户的院落和 terraced house 连栋房屋。
另外，文中的thermal insulation，是一个科技术语，意思是热绝缘。类似于thermal shield（隔热层）。
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2、翻译下面句子A forced demolition procedure can then be launched after receiving permission from a local court if the owner does not turn up.