Architecture | Cumulus Studio | Tasmania

Cumulus Studio is a Tasmanian Architecture & Design Studio based in both Launceston and Hobart.
Aug 5 '14
Australian Timber Design Awards
The Apple Shed has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Timber Design Awards.  Check out the other entries and vote in the peoples choice awards at http://www.timberawards.com.au/pca2014/

Australian Timber Design Awards

The Apple Shed has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Timber Design Awards.  Check out the other entries and vote in the peoples choice awards at http://www.timberawards.com.au/pca2014/

Tags: australian timber design awards shortlist finalist architecture tasmania tourism

Jul 8 '14

Pumphouse Point

A great selection of photos from yesterday’s media event up Pumphouse Point in the Lake St Clair World Heritage area. See the stories and more photos in The Mercury and The Examiner

Tags: Pumphouse Point Lake St Clair Wilderness Lodge

Jul 1 '14
We Want… You?
Cumulus are looking for a Registered Architect to work in our Hobart studio.  
Essential for the position is that you will have experience in a design office (similar to our own), are fluent with ArchiCad, enjoy working as part of a team and, most importantly, that you live & breathe Architecture.
Please send an email explaining why you would be a good candidate and your CV to kylee@cumulus-studio.net
Applications close Monday the 14th of July 2014.

We Want… You?

Cumulus are looking for a Registered Architect to work in our Hobart studio.  

Essential for the position is that you will have experience in a design office (similar to our own), are fluent with ArchiCad, enjoy working as part of a team and, most importantly, that you live & breathe Architecture.

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

Applications close Monday the 14th of July 2014.

Tags: Architecture Job Position Tasmania Hobart Designer

Jun 21 '14
Tasmanian Architecture Awards
Two of our projects have won awards at the recent Tasmanian Architecture Awards - the Apple Shed won the Commercial Architecture Award and a commendation for Sustainable Architecture while 15/Love House won an award for Residential Architecture.  Both projects are now shortlisted for the Australian National Architecture Awards which will be announced in November.
Links to further information & images on each of the projects are here and below:
Apple Shed - here & here
15/Love - here & here

Tasmanian Architecture Awards

Two of our projects have won awards at the recent Tasmanian Architecture Awards - the Apple Shed won the Commercial Architecture Award and a commendation for Sustainable Architecture while 15/Love House won an award for Residential Architecture.  Both projects are now shortlisted for the Australian National Architecture Awards which will be announced in November.

Links to further information & images on each of the projects are here and below:

Tags: tasmanian architecture Awards residential commercial

Jun 17 '14

Green Square Design Competition

Today the short listed entries for the Green Square, Gunyama Park and Aquatic Centre Design Competition were announced.  Whilst we are disappointed not to be on the shortlist (the judges obviously made a mistake) we extend congratulations to those teams that are going forward. 

To follow is an extract from our entry outlining the design concept:

"The aquatic centre is the eureka moment, in both formal expression and practice. The aquatic centre is envisaged as the displaced water resulting from a new  raised outdoor pool.  Conceptually, the infinite edge of the beach edge is wrapped over the urban indoor pool with water displaced (through the pools use) overflowing and running down the side of the building creating the enclosure for the spaces underneath.  The theatrical and social nature of bathing is explored by elevating the outdoor pool and placing it in the prime position on the site with views to the boulevards and public spaces of Green Square.  This creates a completely unique bathing experience (evocative of the urban roof bar, regional community pools, and the Bondi Beach’s baths) and provides the users with a new perspective on public life in the city." 

A big thanks also to Sixth Law who provided the visualization for the two ‘hero’ shots above. 

Tags: Green Square Aquatic Centre Gunyama Park Architecture Deisgn Competition Sydney

May 29 '14
Pumphouse Point
A beautiful photo from the site of our wilderness lodge project at Lake St Clair, confirming this as one of the most beautiful sites in the world.  More information about the project will be released in the coming weeks at http://pumphousepoint.com.au/ 
Photo by Stu Gibson - twitter @Collectivegroup

Pumphouse Point

A beautiful photo from the site of our wilderness lodge project at Lake St Clair, confirming this as one of the most beautiful sites in the world.  More information about the project will be released in the coming weeks at http://pumphousepoint.com.au/ 

Photo by Stu Gibson - twitter @Collectivegroup

Tags: Lake St Clair Pumphouse Point Tasmania Architecture Cumulus

May 21 '14

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Stonesthrow

We are excited to be working with the Meander Valley Dairy and Tacos de Pancho on the upgrade and renovation to the existing cafe at Stonesthrow, a Farm Cafe/Restaurant serving delicious locally sourced produce and located only a stones throw from the centre of Launceston. There is something for everyone with fishing, boat hire and much more.

More updates to follow soon.

Tags: stonesthrow cafe meander valley dairy Launceston tourism strawberries farm farmgate

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

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

Jan 20 '14

Willie Smith’s

Some additional images from The Apple Shed - home of Willie Smith’s Cider.  Interpretation / Graphics by Futago and Photography by Jonathan Wherrett

Tags: Wille Smith's Cider Apple Shed Huon Valley Architecture

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