HummerHaus Recycles Hummers Into Housing

Images credit HplusF

After World War II, Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion House was seen as an alternative product for the factories and workers who were no longer building airplanes; it used much of the same materials and technologies.

Perhaps architects Craig Hodgetts and HsinMing Fung of HplusF were thinking of Bucky when they developed this design for turning Hummers into housing. The architects are quoted in Doornob:

Consisting of eight identical Hummer body shells supported by a prefabricated steel armature, the 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.

Optional geothermal storage tanks, photo-voltaic cells, and soy insulation will complete a sustainable project which has, at its core, the recycling of an automobile plant and the resuscitation of its supply chain.

I rather like the sort of archigram-like lunar module design. More at Dornob and at HPlusF website under work>installation/exhibition.

More on the late Hummer
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