Friday, July 29, 2011

ARCTITECTS GIVE NEW MEANING TO LIVING IN YOUR CAR


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 road 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 sheet metal. 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.


Who said Green was dead?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I own an H2 and it feels like I'm making a house payment instead of a car loan so I might as well start living in it.

William said...

Wow I am so amazed at the creativity of architects - NOT, DEFINITELY NOT!!!!!
I know this had to be a "tongue in cheek" deal from this architect. Please do not tell me it was a serious offering.

Anonymous said...

Coach, at least it isn't another one of your Lego people building oblong boxes.