Fleming Street is a new dwelling on a small inner city lot. The site is heavily effected by flood with  Planning controls setting the first floor 1.6m above natural ground. A private north facing courtyard is constructed to form an entry into the dwelling with bleacher style steps and seating maintaining a connection between the ground and the first floor. A single flat roof envelopes the plan and changes in level provide separation between spaces. Bedrooms are kept at a minimum allowing the living area a generous 1.5 storey height.


The dwelling embraces the qualities of half finished structures or ruins. The lower portion of the structure is made from strong robust materials to withstand flooding whilst the upper living floor is light weight and uses warm soft materials. Services are exposed and all materials are celebrated left raw and unfinished. Nothing is hidden and no paint or plasterboard is used within the building.


Photography by Katherine Lu