NOEM -- Green Building with BIM

NOEM – Photo © Meritxell Arjalaguer

Green building with BIM

ARCHICAD helps achieve the accuracy needed to build sustainable modular homes

For years, the owners of this house dreamed of a small shelter in the area of Serra Espadà (Castellón – Spain). One day they decided to build their dream house using a prefab wood modular system to make the process quick and clean, and to maximize energy efficiency and comfort. One of the owners, a technology lover, was passionate about the idea of building a passive house through a 100% digital process to ensure a flexible construction that could be transformed over time if necessary. Today, he is the owner of the house that he dreamed of, his “refuge.”

The Eco-house 3.0 is a bio-climatic and technological house, built in record time using a 100% digital process. It features a modern and cozy design with advanced technology that allows full automation from a smartphone and achieves maximum energy efficiency. The owners of this unique home wanted a digital building that would be respectful to the landscape they had fallen in love with. Using ARCHICAD, NOEM designed and built this modern passive house in ten weeks, ready to move into.

“We’ve been using ARCHICAD since 2013,” Aitor Iturralde Martin of NOEM said. “Actually, it’s an interesting story: In 2012, we had just won an award for our work and, as a result, we were visited at our office in Barcelona by Gábor Bojár, Founder and Chairman of GRAPHISOFT. We had a very nice chat with him and he encouraged us to start using ARCHICAD instead of Revit. We took his advice,” Martin added.

NOEM – Photo © Meritxell Arjalaguer

“We can control the entire model in 3D, check all the interactions and size all the components that we will prefabricate with the confidence that everything will work,”
Aitor Iturralde Martin, architect

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About NOEM (No-Emission House)

Based in Barcelona, NOEM designs and builds award-winning custom homes, using wood as the basis of their projects and prefab technology as a manufacturing process. Their modular homes achieve maximum energy efficiency through passive house standards and the latest technology.


GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud® the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.

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