Cumulus Studio, which has offices in both Tasmania and Melbourne, designed the visitor facilities named Devil’s Corner Lookout and Cellar Door for the Brown Brothers winery in Apslawn.
The viewpoint, made from projecting and intersecting shipping containers, is set on the crest of the hill. It is designed to allow visitors to hone in views of the landscape’s distinguishing features.
They are arranged around a semi-sheltered courtyard where visitors can enjoy views of The Hazards a range of granite peaks that loom over the Freycinet Peninsula.
“The lookout element is a critical component of the design, not only in providing a visual signifier for the settlement but also as a way of interpreting the landscape from which the Devil’s Corner wines originate.”
The industrial units have also been used by Pedro Barata e Arquitetos Associados to create the “world’s biggest periscope” – a 12-metre-tall viewpoint in Brazil – and by Potash Architects for a stairwell at an Israeli port.
via Dezeen | Photography is by Tanja Milbourne