Flinders Island Tasmania
Located on Flinders Island in Tasmania, FIMC house represents the adaptation of Industrial construction techniques to a residential building.
The Island is remote and access to building materials is not readily available: there is no hardware store just around the corner. The residence was entirely pre-fabricated and scheduled in Melbourne and sent in one Barge journey across the Tasman.
The residence hugs the granitic sand at its entrance, and then projects over the tree line the deliver 180 degree views of the entire property from the main living areas. A team of a highly skilled farmer and carpenter erected the dwelling from its shipping containers.
Western Red Cedar is used to provide a linear and solid feel to the dwelling as it interacts with the ground: once launched over the tree line, the dwelling then becomes a series of plate glass panels which provide the uninterrupted views.
The residence has featured in Stramit's Solutions in Steel Magazine and on the Realcedar.org website.