The presence of a little 1931 Marina-style house in the eponymous district could seem natural, even inevitable. Yet, the ground beneath this house has always been contested, even unstable. The Marina is known for its basis in landfill, and its launch through the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, but more recently apparent is the embedded contamination of the soil below. The Wraparound House was born of the need to expand, remediate, and reclaim the contaminated earth below.
S A W // Spiegel Aihara Workshop
Heidi Kim, White Space Design