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  • Pat Hartley

    Last month’s Sunset magazine had an article on recycling shipping containers to use as building blocks for housing.
    http://www.sunset.com/home/architecture-design/cargotecture-movement-00418000072338/page12.html
    (I bet that there are far more shipping containers than there are Hummer bodies–and that it would be easier/cheaper to make weather proof structures out of them.)

    • I think they designed the Hummer Homes partly as a statement. Yes, building containers are being used to create all sorts of home, shelters, buildings.

  • Pat Hartley

    Yes–this is obviously another case of architects playing with themselves, creating “witty” “concepts” that are intended to do exactly what this design did: make them look cool to their peers and generate a lot of publicity for their firm. (And never to be actually built in the real world.)