Gallery: The Hummer House: A Better Use For Hummers As Prefab Housing

Gas-guzzling Hummers are pretty awful as automobiles, but if you think about it, their structural integrity could make them quite useful as prefab modular housing units. After studying the structural quality of a Hummer's shell, Craig Hodgetts and HsinMing Fung of HplusF Design and Architecture decided the body was strong enough to serve as the exterior for a home. From that point, they designed the Hummer House, which consists of eight identical Hummer body shells supported by a prefabricated steel armature. The recycling of automobile parts coupled with other renewable energy and green building strategies makes this an interesting and sustainable project.

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1 Comment

  1. jovic5 July 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Autobots……camp out!

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