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70ºN Arkitektur’s Mobile XBO Prefab

Posted By Mike Chino On August 29, 2008 @ 5:00 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments

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The allure of prefab living [2] resides somewhere between its packed-and-parceled, ready-to-go nature [3], and its scaled-down simplicity. Fully realizing both of these aspects, 70ºN Arkitektur [4]‘s XO Mobile Structure embodies an extreme of living simply – or simply living. The gorgeous prefab features a minimalist two-room construction that comes as-is and goes anywhere you please.


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Prefabs encourage an efficient low-consumption lifestyle [5] because they simply have less space to put things. 70ºN Arkitektur [4] believes that “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.”

The XBO Mobile Structure is the epitome of this minimalist philosophy. Composed of two movable parts and comprising 36 square meters of space, it was created “to provide a mobile habitat for 2 young people on the move . . . the xbo is an attempt to keep things to a minimum, to stick to the basics and focus on the essential”.

+ 70ºN Arkitektur [4]

Via archdaily [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/29/xbo-mobile-prefab-by-70n-arkitektur/

[2] prefab living: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/11/prefab-friday-prefab-takes-up-residence-at-the-moma/

[3] ready-to-go nature: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/22/rolling-huts-by-olson-sundberg-kundig-allen-architects/

[4] 70ºN Arkitektur: http://www.70n.no/

[5] lifestyle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/01/hom-sweet-home-green-homes-furniture-lighting-and-accessories/

[6] archdaily: http://www.archdaily.com/5456/xbo-mobile-structure-70%C2%BAn-arkitektur/

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