xbo is a mobile home that was originally one concept from a development of new ideas for sustainable mobile homes designed for young individuals. Upon first glance, the xbo housing unit resembles a transport container. It is a two-piece rectangular volume with a base area that measures 3.2 x 12 metres. These two sections can be pulled apart to a maximum length of 19 metres, with the help of a hand winch. When the two sections are pulled apart they form an inner outdoor area. This outdoor area can be open or closed, depending on the wishes of the residents, with the help of vertical Venetian blinds and hinged gates.

The concept behind this type of residence was that it could be moved if necessary. Therefore, the municipality can offer temporary lots where xbo-owners can place their flats for a very reasonable price. It can also be suited as a holiday home situated in a natural setting.

Year of construction

2004

Architect

70ºN arkitektur as

Client

70ºN arkitektur as
Senja Elementer AS

Building Type

Residential

Construction System / Materials

Steel structure, wooden trestle poles, water-resistant plywood

Keywords

steel construction
plywood
wood
residence

Literature

Byggekunst 3/2005, p. 34-35

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