Our history

We are a multidisciplinary company specialized in the architectural design and manufacturing of healthy, sustainable and highly energy efficient prefab houses. 

How did we start?

The BIOBUILDS seed was planted by Alin Muste in 2013, who, at that time, was looking to build a healthy home for his family. This home would have been durable, highly energy efficient with lower operating costs, made with natural materials that would keep the indoor environment wholesome. But he could not find any company that would make such a house so he took position.

Later in 2015, he partnered up with Viorel Ember and in collaboration with Grzegorz Gorski, he started  the development of a simple production line to make straw insulated timber-frame wall panels. 

In 2017 we have built the first two houses, Ria House and Hill House. We achieved an outstanding energy performance of 2 kWh/m2/year, undergoing Passive House Institute’s Space Heating Energy Demand, that is not to exceed 15 kWh/m2/year. This got Ria House on the map as the 3’rd most energy-efficient house in the world.

Optimization was our main drive. We took the initial concept further on and in 2017, together with our sister company CONALS, we started to develop a fully robotic production line that can build panels for up to 5 houses per day. 

The assembly of continuous research and technological know-how, developed during the years within BIOBUILDS factories, has an impressive impact when it comes to replicate the production line anywhere in the world.

Since 2017, we juggled between research, development, optimization of the manufacturing lines. Moreover we were keen to improve our knowledge within the field and as a result we took part in worldwide events, such as Passive House Conference Munich and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Chicago.

Early in 2019 we opened our own architectural office in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. As part of our core values we always focus on our customers. Having this in mind we developed a desire to fulfill our clients’ expectations and needs by having a full-house integrated design and build approach. We are totally involved in the process, starting with the design brainstorming phase up to manufacturing the construction elements and site management.