The ground floor of the apartment spans 40 square meters, which could easily be damaged should the canal waters creep inside. The team of designers, comprised of Gianmatteo Romegialli, Angela Maria Romegialli, and Erika Gaggia, evaluated sea level data from 1870 to 2000 and calculated the need for the concrete structure to rise 160 centimeters above its current level to protect the home’s interior.