XBO Mobile Structure / 70ºN Arkitektur


Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur
Location: No defined location
Client: 70ºN Arkitektur
Constructed Area: 36 sqm
Type: Experimental Prefab
Builder: Senja Elementer AS
Project year: 2004
Photographs: BR – Bent Raanes and Sarah Cameron Sørensen, RSB – Rune Stoltz Bertinussen, 70N – 70°N arkitektur


The xbo is primarly a result of the Rotterdam based project ‘PARASITE’ (Prototypes for Advanced/ Ready-made/ Amphibious/ Small scale/ Individual/ Temporary/ Ecological houses). The idea of the xbo is to provide a mobile habitat for 2 young people on the move. The structure consists of two movable parts in sum twelve meters long, 3,2m wide and almost 3,5m high, the xbo is an attempt to keep things to a minimum, to stick to the basics and focus on the essential.


Today many people are economical prisoners in their homes. One way out could be to change our way of living. In a small house the focus is on what is actually needed. The house may be a tool for such a change. This means that simple and basic qualities of life is the main theme for the development of this minimal space.We want to use this tool as an object of investigation and discussion. Not only while it is created, but also when it is put into use.

Cite: "XBO Mobile Structure / 70ºN Arkitektur" 19 Aug 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=5456>
  • cuek!

    anybody see any relation wwith exterior???

  • http://www.archdaily.com David Basulto

    What do you mean?

    Since its a mobile unit for a non specific place, i think that the central “patio” is all you need when it comes to exterior space.

  • http://www.bakgard.com Pierre

    Pretty good how they cramped an entire day in a 36 sqm structure.


  • vp

    This is a great project for a great lifestyle. Imagine being able to own a space of your own with the necessities, but being able to move for the summer, or spend 8 months abroad without having to rent out your apartment or house. I’m inspired by this!

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  • arquifarandula

    i like this one!

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    i actually like it but i dont get it. if its mobile how does it get hauled to and fro ? it looks like a train car to me.

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  • NC

    I really like it but where is the bathroom?

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    Pretty cool looking box

  • Aristarh

    Its just amazing to see how the house opens. With this veranda it looks like its made for the warmer places. Does anybody have an idea how the sistem to extend the house works?