Rough. Rugged. Indestructible. You could be describing a tank, but you could also be describing the closest civilian equivalent: The Hummer. While people know Hummers as an ideal choice to tackle tough terrain, a couple architects from HPlusF saw the Hummer in a light no one could ever dream-up: a Hummer Home.
Craig Hodges and HsinMing Fung founded HPlusF in 1984, and are the architectural geniuses behind the redesigned Hollywood Bowl, the Egyptian Theater, and numerous others. Now, they have developed the Hummer Home, which is exactly what it sounds like: A house made out of Hummer H2 body shells.
“Consisting of eight identical Hummer body shells supported by a prefabricated steel armature,” said HPlusF co-founder Craig Hodges, “the [Hummer Home's] space is utilized in the manner of an industrially produced object, with 12 volt electrical systems, OEM refrigeration, heating, and media components, and ingenious use of the nooks and crannies generated by the pressed steel enclosures.”
The Hummer H2 may not be anybody’s dream home, but these two award-winning architects have taken a somewhat useless object and made it relevant through an innovative reuse
What do you think? Would you ever live in a home like this? Or would your neighborhood’s HOA have you evicted? Sound off in the comments!