Architects Turn Hummer H2s Into Modular Homes
Hummer enjoyed its time in the spotlight in the 90s and early 2000s, but soon gained the reputation as an icon of wasteful, over-the-top consumerism. Well, a couple of architects have come up with an idea for earth-friendly re-purposing of these off-roading beasts that's sure to make the composting and solar-array crowd happy. Behold the HummerHaus, a housing concept literally made from recycled Hummer H2s.
Architectural duo Craig Hodgetts and HsinMing Fung have embraced the Hummer and used it for what it's worth: tough sheetmetal. The two architects, founders of the appropriately named design agency, HPlusF, have created a design concept in which eight Hummer H2 body shells serve as walls around a steel frame.
Perfectly fit for a comfortable living space, the sketches reveal the Hummer home will have all the essentials a single family would need: a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and master bedroom. But this is just the standard of the HummerHaus line. HPlusF has also designed a bachelor pad, an office and a community center made entirely of Hummers.
In a society obsessed with recycling materials, would this be an eco-friendly re-use of the reviled icons of excessive consumption?