Architecture | Cumulus Studio | Tasmania

Cumulus Studio is a Tasmanian Architecture & Design Studio based in both Launceston and Hobart.
Oct 8 '14

Pumphouse Point Website Live

The Pumphouse Point website is now up and running, and with it we have released some visualisation of the suites.  

Bookings are being taken from 1st of November for January 2015… we are a little bit biased but can’t wait to stay there!!

 

More links:

photos

site

retreat

(Source: pumphousepoint.com.au)

Tags: Pumphouse Point pumphouse Tourism Tasmania Australia Botique Hotel

Sep 4 '14

Lady Gowrie Family & Child Centre

This project involves the conversion of existing warehouses & garage into a Family & Child Centre for Lady Gowrie Tasmania.   A new three storey building acts as an entry / reception to the centre for clients and visitors.

In keeping with Lady Gowrie’s ethos of using natural materials the building is proposed to be clad in timber and is designed to reference a series of stacked timber blocks.  By placing the blocks in a ‘Jenga’ like arrangement it is hoped that the building will have an element of playfulness that appeals to the centre’s primary user - the children - whilst being refined enough to sit comfortably in the residential South Hobart setting.

The ‘blocks’ act to break up the mass of the building, stepping the form so that the size is diminished from the street as well as providing a scale that relates to the users. Carefully placed openings and screening allow natural light into the building and views for the occupants without impeding the privacy of the neighbouring properties.

Internally, the spaces are designed to enhance the integrated childcare / training aspects of the centre with a large degree of transparency between play spaces, training rooms, and resource areas so that passive observation can occur and a learning environment is created for both children and adults alike. 

Sitting between the training & child oriented spaces, it is proposed to convert the central warehouse into an atrium which provides a sheltered outdoor play space and acts as a central social space for the centre.

Tags: Architecture Hobart Childcare Adaptive Reuse

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