This project focuses on the role of the construction industry in, the definitions of, and differences between “Linear Economy”, “Circular Bioeconomy”, “Building Information Modeling”.

Diagram of Circular Bioeconomy, Building Information Modeling and Timber Construction Relations

The concepts BIM brings up such as; “Web-Based Storage”, “material passports”, “material catalogs”, enables all the stakeholders to track the construction material and reuse-recycle-repurpose them in order to prolong their life-cycle. BIM provides an exceptional advantage of letting stakeholders communicate through the project and minimize the errors that could derive from miscommunication.

Timber is a very suitable material for the Circular Bioeconomy because it can be designed for disassembly, can be easily reused or repurposed, and can be mostly pre-fabricated to minimize construction time and errors that could occur on-site.

Suma Studio and House

Suma Studio and House is a mass timber project of Suma Arquitectura built-in 2013-2014.

In this course, the building was 3D modeled in the BIM software, Revit.



Circular Bioeconomy – Suma House – Tools is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at MMTD in 2021/2022 by student Esin Aydemir. Faculty: Michael Salka. Course: MMTD01 – Tools