Architecture | Cumulus Studio | Tasmania

Cumulus Studio is a Tasmanian Architecture & Design Studio based in both Launceston and Hobart.
Apr 15 '14

Tasmanian Architecture Awards

This year two of our projects have been nominated for awards in the 2014 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. This is fantastic but creates a dilemma in the studio over which to vote for in the people’s choice award! 

We would really appreciate if you help us solve our dilemma by voting for either of the projects below!

The Apple Shed
15/Love House


You can VOTE here:

Tags: tasmanian architecture awards people's choice vote cumulus

Apr 5 '14
We Want… You?
Cumulus are looking for a Registered Architect or experienced Graduate to work in our Launceston studio for 3 to 5 days per week.  Essential for the position is that you will have experience in a design office (similar to our own), good CAD software skills, enjoy working as part of a team and, most importantly, that you love Architecture.
Please send an email explaining why you would be a good candidate, your preferred hours per week and your CV to  kylee@cumulus-studio.net
Applications close Wednesday the 16th of April 2014.

We Want… You?

Cumulus are looking for a Registered Architect or experienced Graduate to work in our Launceston studio for 3 to 5 days per week.  Essential for the position is that you will have experience in a design office (similar to our own), good CAD software skills, enjoy working as part of a team and, most importantly, that you love Architecture.

Please send an email explaining why you would be a good candidate, your preferred hours per week and your CV to kylee@cumulus-studio.net

Applications close Wednesday the 16th of April 2014.

Tags: Architecture Position Launceston Tasmania Design

Feb 26 '14
Penny Royal Gunpowder Mill
Cumulus Studio have been engaged to work with the JAC Group to redevelop the Penny Royal Gunpowder Mill site - an iconic tourism attraction on the edge of the Launceston Gorge. 
JAC recently purchased the Mill with the view to revitalise it as a mixed use tourist development.  Currently Cumulus are working with JAC to develop a master plan for the site.
More updates to follow soon.

Penny Royal Gunpowder Mill

Cumulus Studio have been engaged to work with the JAC Group to redevelop the Penny Royal Gunpowder Mill site - an iconic tourism attraction on the edge of the Launceston Gorge.

JAC recently purchased the Mill with the view to revitalise it as a mixed use tourist development.  Currently Cumulus are working with JAC to develop a master plan for the site.

More updates to follow soon.

Tags: Penny Royal Gunpowder Mill JAC Group Josef Chromy Revitalise Tasmanian tourism Launceston tourism

Feb 21 '14
Building Refurbishment
It is great to be working with the JAC Group on the redevelopment of the beautiful 112 George Street. Stay tuned, more updates to follow soon.

Building Refurbishment

It is great to be working with the JAC Group on the redevelopment of the beautiful 112 George Street. Stay tuned, more updates to follow soon.

Tags: Architecture Launceston JAC Group Retail Office Fitout

Feb 15 '14
Coal River - update
This morning the premier Lara Giddings and Minister Economic Development and Infrastructure David O’Byrne announced a funding grant to assist our Farmgate / Providore / Restaurant project in the Coal River Valley.
The grant will bring forward the first stage, to start development mid this year.  More on the project here & here.

Coal River - update

This morning the premier Lara Giddings and Minister Economic Development and Infrastructure David O’Byrne announced a funding grant to assist our Farmgate / Providore / Restaurant project in the Coal River Valley.

The grant will bring forward the first stage, to start development mid this year.  More on the project here & here.

Tags: Coal River Valley Politas Tourism Tasmania Food&Wine

Feb 14 '14
Residential Infill
Concept design for a residential infill project in Trevallyn which will utilise precast technology.

Residential Infill

Concept design for a residential infill project in Trevallyn which will utilise precast technology.

Tags: residential architecture design launceston home

Feb 8 '14
Travellers Rest House
A recent progress shot from a house nearing completion at Travellers Rest near Launceston.  The house, owner built by first homeowners, was conceived as two floating pavilions within a leafy bush setting.

Travellers Rest House

A recent progress shot from a house nearing completion at Travellers Rest near Launceston.  The house, owner built by first homeowners, was conceived as two floating pavilions within a leafy bush setting.

Tags: Launceston Architecture House Design Cumulus

Dec 16 '13

The Apple Shed

Less than 6 months after the purchase of the property (and our initial briefing) yesterday saw the official opening / launch party for The Apple Shed - home of Willie Smith’s Cider - http://williesmiths.com.au/

Anyone who saw the original Apple Museum will appreciate the extraordinary transformation of the wooden shed… of course it makes our job a lot easier when we are working with a great building to start with.  

We started by removing all of the internal walls and clutter that had built up over the years.  In conjunction with Futago and our client, all of the previous memorabilia, pieces of equipment, displays and products were sorted and catalogued.  Working with an interpretation story we then determined a simple planning / entry strategy to best reveal the spatial and material qualities of the shed.  

The tasting bar / kitchen / store / office present as a freestanding insertion within the space around which the museum & retail functions revolve. It made sense to us that the bar was made from materials we had on hand… so the base became recycled timber and the top, unbranded cardboard packing boxes. 

Separating the Museum (at the rear) and the Providore / Tasting bar at the front is a display of 394 Apples sourced from the nearby Heritage Orchard. Again with Futago, we designed this piece to showcase the amazing range of colours and varieties many of which are not commonly available anymore. 

Photo’s are ours with a couple courtesy of Glen Barry & Simon de Sails

Tags: Willie Smiths Cider House Apple Shed Architecture Museum Interpretation Tourism Bar Cafe

Nov 14 '13

1:50 Exploration

Various exploration models of a single family residence on the NW coast of Tasmania. 

Tags: House Tasmania Architecture Model Residence

Nov 6 '13

Suburban infill

Concept design sketches for a set of 3 double storey units to infill an existing under-utilised site in Launceston.  The units are accessed from a shared communal courtyard but arranged on the site in a way so as to create a private outdoor spaces for each dwelling.

Tags: Multi-residential Housing Architecture Launceton concept

Oct 22 '13

The Team

Cumulus Studio welcome Phil Ackerly to our design team.  Phil has recently moved to Launceston to join our northern studio.  He been working as a designer at Preston Lane Architects in Hobart for the last 8 years and comes with extensive experience in residential architecture. 

We recently took a trip down to the Huon Valley with photographer Jonathan Wherrett - thanks @wherrett for making it a fun day!

Tags: Team Photography Jonathan Wherrett Phil Ackerly Architecture

Oct 18 '13
Pumphouse Point
Pumphouse Point, one of our current tourism projects located in the World Heritage area of Lake St Clair, was featured on ABC730 tonight.  We are excited that work is about to get underway and can’t wait to stay in the finished lodge, situated in what has to be one of Australia’s most amazing sites.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-18/pumphouse-point/5032662

Pumphouse Point

Pumphouse Point, one of our current tourism projects located in the World Heritage area of Lake St Clair, was featured on ABC730 tonight.  We are excited that work is about to get underway and can’t wait to stay in the finished lodge, situated in what has to be one of Australia’s most amazing sites.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-18/pumphouse-point/5032662

Tags: ABC730 Tourism Tasmania Wilderness Lodge Architecture Cabin World Heritage Pumphouse Point

Sep 25 '13

Coal River Farm

Some new images of our proposed Coal River Valley Project, which has recently been granted planning approval.  Thank you to Nick Booth (NBD Space) for providing the base renders which we have photo montaged  - for those who are interested Nick has produced an animation of the project for our client - here.

Tags: Coal River Valley Tasmania Architecture Farmgate Restaurant

Sep 19 '13
VIC Registration
We have just received confirmation of that our studio is now registered as an architectural practice in Victoria.  This is highly exciting for us and has come about because of our first small project outside our home state - more to follow on that soon. 

VIC Registration

We have just received confirmation of that our studio is now registered as an architectural practice in Victoria.  This is highly exciting for us and has come about because of our first small project outside our home state - more to follow on that soon. 

Tags: Architecture Practice Registration Victoria Tasmania

Aug 18 '13

Pumphouse Point

We are excited about our latest project - the redevelopment of Pumphouse Point as a remote wilderness lodge.

Pumphouse Point, is situated within the World Heritage listed Lake St Clair wilderness area of Tasmania. The site, initially developed for the Hydro Electric Scheme, is no longer utilised for its original purpose.

We are working with our client to adapt the site into a premium tourism destination by inserting new guest suites within the existing buildings.

Tags: Escape Hotel Wilderness Beauty Architecture Adaptive Reuse Tasmania Heritage world heritage Cabin