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We didn’t shed a tear when we heard that General Motors planned to phase out the Hummer starting last spring. It felt like poetic justice for the gas-guzzling, military-turned-luxury vehicle favored by the former governor of California.
Yet a pair of architects may have found a way to redeem the environmentally disastrous vehicle. Craig Hodgetts and HsinMing Fung of the firm HplusF recently released designs for their “Hummer House,” a prefabricated micro-home made from reincarnated Hummer parts. The Los Angeles architects, known for their work on local landmarks like the Hollywood Bowl and Egyptian Theatre, decided to take on the project after examining the car’s materials and discovering that the sheet metal in its shell is rugged enough to serve as the exterior of a dwelling.