Architectural firm Hodgetts + Fung has done numerous high-profile projects in Los Angeles, including the restoration and renovation of iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Bowl and the Egyptian Theatre. Its latest project? Turning eight Hummer H2s into a house.
The idea to create a house made out of Hummer vehicles was conceived by Hodgetts + Fung, or popularly known as HplusF, shortly after the Hummer brand was killed by General Motors in 2010. After HplusF confirmed that the structural quality of the Hummer's sheet metal could be adapted to become a capsule-type dwelling, the firm set about to create what it calls the "Hummer Home."
"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," HplusF said in its statement. "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."
To see is to believe, as the saying goes, but based on HplusF's floor plan of the Hummer Home, it has enough space for two bedrooms though one would require a bunk bed, is nearly claustrophobic and would best fit children.
Still, it looks like the Hummer may still be useful in the automotive equivalent of the afterlife.