Situated adjacent to a polluted canal, the site posed a unique challenge- creating a residence within a floodplain. The design of the building and its program was designed to minimize the damage from the canal while strengthening its relationship to the site. The second floor level is raised one foot above the hundred year floodplain, and the ground floor is comprised of workshops, relating the light industrial adjacent buildings. Galleries are situated on the second floor to avoid damage to artwork from flooding. In order to allow every unit to have natural light and ventilation, voids pierce through the interior of the building, also serving as collaborative corridors for artists.