Nothing is beautiful from an ordinary point of view.
In a remote location winding north along the Tasman Highway, on Tasmania’s scenic East Coast, sits the Cherry Tree Hill lookout. Unbeknown to many, but cherished by the one’s who do - the irresistible view is a lure to anyone fortunate enough to experience it.
However, the entire Cherry Tree experience has been improved further by the latest renovation from Australian architectural firm, Cumulus Studio.
In the foreground of the panorama are the luscious vineyards of Devil’s Corner, Tasmania’s largest vineyard, and in order to amplify the experience of this iconic view the studio used shipping containers to create a unique lookout tower.
Constructed primarily of timber-clad containers, the two structures provide a semi-sheltered space for wine and food sampling, as well as an observation station that overlooks the vines and the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania.
The collection of timber clad buildings adopt a similar material treatment to that of a traditional farm house to ensure the structure ages appropriately and beautifully over time. Through the careful placement of the shipping containers, viewers are invited to visually explore the landscape through carefully curated lookout posts. Which in essence is the most important element of the design – presenting new and unrivalled views of one of the world’s best kept secrets.
Enjoy the view in the image gallery below and be sure to check out the Cumulus Studio website for more stunning examples of modern architecture.
Shipping containers are becomingly increasingly popular in modern homes; check out the RDP House by Daniel Moreno Flores.
Image courtesy of Tanja Milbourne.