Initially, they intended to design an extension for the Xfactoragencies office, but the planned designs were repeatedly rejected by local building regulations. So, they decided to create a ‘mobile’ office which skirted around the strict building codes.
The project took 18 months and the structure is predominantly made of polyester.
The egg-like living pod contains a bathroom, a kitchen, interior lighting, a bed and several niches for storage. The nose can be opened automatically and functions as a kind of porch. It is easily transportable and can also be used as an office, guestroom or garden house.
Building The Blob:
project info: blob VB3 design: dmvA principal: rini van beek/ xfactoragencies team: david driesen, tom verschueren, thomas denturck location: anywhere/ mobile general contractor: AD&S thomas denturck constructional engineer: AD&S built area: 20 m2 completion 2009 At present, the Blob is being exhibited by the Verbeke Art Foundation as an installation on 30 acres.