3 Responses to Turning Hummers into mini-homes

  1. Pat Hartley Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    Last month’s Sunset magazine had an article on recycling shipping containers to use as building blocks for housing.
    (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.)

    • Bob Morris Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      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.

  2. Pat Hartley Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    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.)