Create better buildings with the power of AI.

Trusted by real estate developers and architects worldwide

Simply upload your BIM file. Or create a simplified building model.

  • Import your BIM file (ifc)
  • Convert 2D floor plans (dxf) into a 3D model
  • Don’t have a design file? Use our parametric design tool to create your building model
  • Map integration & site-specific climate data
  • Free of charge – no hidden costs

Tell our AI what it needs to know about your project.

  • Define where our AI can change your building design to achieve better performance
  • Change your preferences if you want to exclude certain materials or technologies
  • Check the economic scenario and modify it if you want
  • Free of charge – no hidden costs

Our free starting point for you: Get the building configuration with the lowest investment cost.

  • Minimum energy requirements fulfilled
  • Minimum comfort level achieved
  • Powered by Metabuild’s AI and advanced building simulations
  • Easy to understand results dashboard
  • Free of charge – no hidden costs

Start the PRO server run and find ways to make your project more successful.

  • Our AI runs thousands of building simulations to find the best configuration for your project.
  • State-of-the-art server power reduces the time required per optimization to 3 – 20 hours
  • Our AI improves indoor comfort and environmental performance while minimizing cost
  • Pricing based on floor area and required server run time

Get your PRO results and choose the optimal solution.

  • Get a comprehensive overview of optimal building configurations
  • Save on operating cost and life-cycle cost
  • Discover the most cost-effective way to improve indoor comfort
  • Improve environmental performance of your building
  • Easy to understand results dashboard, sharing options & pdf report download
Daniel Dendra, anOtherArchitect Studio Berlin

”Metabuild helped us identify the best design solution for a large residential development project in no time! Thanks for saving us time and money!”

Felix Reuschel, CEO S&P Group

“By using Metabuild, we’ve saved tons of hours analyzing ideas and technical options. This makes the decision-making process in early design phases so much easier.”

Saeed Al Abbar, Director at AESG Dubai

“It has never been so easy to use the power of building simulation. Metabuild is disrupting the way buildings are designed.”

Truly holistic: All relevant building data is included in Metabuild

Metabuild vs. other solutions: How to improve building design in early design stages?

Based on experience
95% of all projects do not use simulations and rely on experience
  • Simple (“We always did it that way!”)
  • Expensive: Uninformed decisions can lead to high cost.
  • Even experts know only a limited amount of building materials and technologies.
  • Only rough performance estimations
  • No data-driven decision-making
The smart way to improve early stage building design.
  • Simple to use web application
  • Low cost (free initial optimization, PRO starting from $0.20/m2)
  • All state-of-the-art building materials and technologies included
  • Holistic results: Energy performance, comfort performance and cost performance
  • AI-driven identification of best performing building design based on user’s goals
Classical simulation
e.g. Autodesk Insights 360, IDA ICE, TRNSYS, IES VE, etc.
  • Complicated to use (expert knowledge required)
  • Expensive (yearly license fees + expert manpower costs)
  • Some building materials and technologies included
  • Incomplete results: only energy performance and comfort performance
  • No AI-based decision

Frequently asked questions

  • How can Metabuild help me in early design phases?

    Using Metabuild in early design phases offers the highest potential of saving cost and maximize comfort performance of a building. Our algorithm tests millions of design options and optimizes the results towards the desired prioritization of comfort, cost and sustainability. To get started, simply upload your architectural design file or create a simplified BIM file using our parametric design tool.

  • How can Metabuild help me in later design phases?

    In later design phases, Metabuild can verify your building performance expectations and/or identify design improvements. Upload your design file and test the influence of different design options on your project’s comfort, cost and environmental performance. Use the PRO server run to test thousands of building components (insulation, glazing, heating & cooling, water systems, lighting, renewables, etc.) with a single click.

  • How do you keep your database up to date?

    We work directly with manufacturers to keep our database of building materials and technologies up to date. In addition, we cooperate with leading European universities to constantly improve our technology models and algorithms.

  • Can I use Metabuild for renovation projects?

    Yes! Metabuild can be used for renovation projects. To start, upload your building model or create a model by uploading floor plans. Find out about the impact of different renovation measures (e.g. different insulation materials). Use the PRO server run to find the best combination of renovation measures based on your goal priorities.

  • I don't have a BIM file of my project ready. What now?

    No problem! You can still use Metabuild! You can create a 3D building model using our parametric design tool. The result: A simplified BIM model of your building that you can download and/or use for performance optimization within Metabuild. If you have 2D floor plans (DXF files), Metabuild can create a 3D model from them as well! The importer recognizes walls, doors and windows in your floor plans and generates a 3D model for you. Download the file and use it for optimization in Metabuild.

  • This sounds like magic. How is this possible?

    Metabuild is based on more than 8 years of research & development in the fields of building simulation and AI. Our evolutionary algorithm was tailor-made to fit the needs of BIM and building simulation. Its unique features allowed us to create the first platform that connects evolutionary multi-objective optimization with the power of building simulation and cloud computing. Read more about the science behind Metabuild here.

Start improving your building design.

Metabuild enables real estate developers & architects to create better buildings using AI and building simulation.

Use the free BASIC server run to find the building configuration with the lowest investment cost based on your BIM model. Make sure your building project meets the minimum energy requirements of your country and a minimum level of indoor comfort (lighting comfort, thermal comfort, air quality). Get detailed insights into cost, energy and comfort performance of your building project.

Use the PRO server run to unlock the full potential of your project! Use the full power of our AI and test thousands of building components (insulation, glazing, heating & cooling, water systems, lighting, renewables, etc.) with a single click. Discover the most cost-effective ways of reducing operating cost (OPEX), improving indoor comfort and/or environmental performance based on your BIM model.

No software experience or training is needed. Easy to understand graphical results take your building project to the next level. It has never been so easy to create perfect buildings.