sand.Build // Business Model

The storage capacity  of the soil has immense potential, being able to hold more carbon than both plants and atmosphere combined. If we started reusing and bioremediated fertile soil, we could biosequester carbon through our buildings.

sand.Build offers a sand based composite biomaterial as a sustainable alternative, as well as design and fabrication services. 


Issues & Opportunities

When the soil is damaged, it loses its capacity to store carbon, releasing it back into the atmosphere.
The permanent decline in the quality of soil, vegetation and water resources are contributing factors in causing the deterioration of the economic productivity of the land and disrupting the ecosystem and the micro and macro climates.


Problem & Opportunity 


What is sand.Build?

Business Pitch

Target Clients // Market Segmentation 

Market Validation 

Market Validation: TAM, SAM, SOM 

Implementation: Getting Started 


sand.Build is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture 2020/21 by:

Student: Stefana Zapuc

Faculty: Davide Rovera