Pressrelease 20190213:

Now we start the project with the “ciff hangers”- housing on rock walls!

NESTINBOX © is an idea project for the construction of small smart homes on rock walls that were launched in 2017 by the architects Elisabetta Gabrielli and Pontus Ohman together with the wooden house manufacturer Michel Silverstorm. The concept received great international attention when it was launched, and just before the turn of the year, the project received a development aid from the Swedish National Board of Housing, of 147.000 € within the framework of the call for support for “Innovative and sustainable housing construction”.

– Really great we got this support; now we have opportunities and resources to be able to develop and test the viability of our ideas to be able to build on “vertical ground”, says Pontus Ohman, architect at LUMA Design, and project manager for NESTINBOX. – In larger cities, buildable land is in short supply and is demanding high prices, while the need for new housing is constantly increasing. In our project we want to show the possibility of building above the ground! Pontus continues.

NESTINBOX is a smart and resource-efficient wooden house that does not require land to build on – in the true sense; The idea is that you try the possibilities of building on vertical rock walls. The house thus becomes a new way to technically, in detail and in terms of design create small homes in areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to build. In this way, the initiators of the idea project want to draw attention to the housing shortage and inspire new thinking in order to find alternative ways of managing land and housing construction and also to reflect on new opportunities to reduce the human ecological footprint.

– In our proposal, we have created a compact but complete housing for 1 – 2 people where the house practically hangs in the air, anchored in a rock wall. The house has a smart floor plan in 3 floors, a living area of almost 50 sqm and corresponds to an apartment of 2.5 bedroom apartment. Perfect for a young couple and for students with slightly lower claims on living space. says Elisabetta Gabrielli, now active in the architect collective Archiground based in Milan.

Michel Silverstorm, CEO of Moderna Trahus AB continues: -Really exciting that we now have the opportunity to develop our ideas with accurate calculations, both in terms of technical strength, production technology and construction costs. Eventually, we also aim to implement an LCA (life cycle analysis).


Pontus Öhman: +46 70-5703661,

Elisabetta Gabrielli:

Moderna Trähus, Michel Silverstorm: +46 70-3925633,


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