cumulus studio's tasmanian 'devil's corner' winery is designed as an ever-expanding village

cumulus studio's tasmanian 'devil's corner' winery is designed as an ever-expanding village

a timber-clad lookout and expanded cellar door

 

With architecture by Cumulus Studio, the newly expanded Devil’s Corner winery is perched among the rolling hills of Tasmania. The team’s original collaboration with Brown Brothers in 2015 saw the creation of a highly successful tourism destination — a discrete cellar door, a food market, and unique lookout — that echoes the region’s traditional rural settlements.

 

Designed to complement the existing buildings, the new additions were completed in late 2021 and accommodate the winery’s growing number of visitors with an all-weather courtyard, an immersive tasting area, expanded local produce kitchens, and a sunken cellar, Devil’s Corner’s new home of wine and food masterclasses, private functions, and exclusive events.

cumulus studio's tasmanian 'devil's corner' winery is designed as an ever-expanding villageimages © Adam Gibson | @adam.gibson.photo

 

 

cumulus studio’s winery village

 

As with the first design phase of Devil’s Corner, Australia-based Cumulus Studio (see more here) maintains the layout of a village, a cluster of distinct spaces that complement the tones and narrative of the distant landscape.

 

The courtyard’s open-air feel is complemented by its transparent roof and walls, which blur the boundaries between the outdoor and indoor spaces. The walls can slide open to connect visitors to the environment and views or remain closed to provide shelter and warmth from the region’s unpredictable weather. The weathered Tasmanian Oak exterior and Tasmanian Yellow Gum decking are contrasted by the interior’s warm Tasmanian Oak finishes.

cumulus studio's tasmanian 'devil's corner' winery is designed as an ever-expanding village

 

 

tasmania’s ever-expanding devil’s corner

 

The lookout has been designed to reflect the wine tasting process, showcasing the subtle ways in which the landscape can be appreciated through three unique viewing spaces: the Sky, the Horizon; and the Tower, offering expansive perspectives across each compass point and the Hazard Mountains beyond.

 

To fit a limited budget, the architects aim to create a tourism experience that, through strong geometric elements, was simple, visually enticing, and flexible for future growth — allowing the cellar door to adapt and repurpose rather than demolish. The team comments: ‘We are pleased that these distinct designs add to the region’s narrative and are happy that our initial exploration of the project’s possibilities resulted in the addition of the now iconic Devil’s Corner lookout.

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cumulus studio’s tasmanian ‘devil’s corner’ winery is designed as an ever-expanding village
 
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cumulus studio’s tasmanian ‘devil’s corner’ winery is designed as an ever-expanding village
 
cumulus studio’s tasmanian ‘devil’s corner’ winery is designed as an ever-expanding village
 

project info:

 

project title: Devil’s Corner
architecture: Cumulus Studio | @cumulus_studio
design team: Peter Walker, Andrew Geeves, Andrew Grimsdale, Lucy Watts

location: Apslawn, Tasmania
client: Brown Brothers Family Wine

consultants: Adlanmark, Cova, Green Building Surveying, David Quon & Associates

photography: © Adam Gibson | @adam.gibson.photo

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