Established in 2011, we’re an structure and inside design studio that creates distinctive residential, tourism, business, and social housing areas.
With groups positioned round Australia, Cumulus works as a single entity, giving our studio the flexibleness and capability to tackle small, medium and large-scale initiatives. Cumulus opened our Adelaide workplace in late 2020.
Cumulus is led by Peter Walker, Todd Henderson, Kylee Scott, and Keith Westbrook.
Cumulus structure and design studio is proud to share Ponderosa, a set of 5 luxurious tourism pods and an tailored stone-walled cottage set in South Australia’s picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula.
Situated south of Adelaide close to the coastal cities of Victor Harbour and Port Elliot, Cumulus approached the undertaking as six particular person designs, fastidiously contemplating the various traits, features, and attributes to supply a definite expertise for every location.
“As our first main tourism undertaking in SA, I really feel that we’ve achieved one thing pretty bold for Ponderosa alongside our consumer,” explains the Cumulus Affiliate Architect and undertaking lead, Jet O’Rourke.
“As a substitute of making a uniform set of cabins, we designed every one pod as a distinct getaway expertise for visitors, providing a distinct manner of connecting with their environment — the views, the natural world — which you are able to do each from inside and outside of the pods”, he added.
Every pod, ideally fitted to two folks, is privately nestled amongst stone outcrops and grazing pastures with views of the Southern Ocean. The finely crafted interiors embrace a king measurement mattress, kitchenette, and an expensive toilet selling a way of heat and enclosure.
To hyperlink the distinct designs, we chosen floor charred timbers for the predominant exterior cladding. Exterior baths and coated out of doors areas additionally permit visitors to calmly join with the panorama.
The 5 kinds vary from the angular Eucalyptus tunnel pod, which takes inspiration from the native vegetation of Hindmarsh Valley, Within the spherical, that includes uncovered concrete culverts that create a way of continuation of the panorama from throughout the pod, and the bigger Cut up degree, a two-storey pod that may accommodate as much as 4 visitors.
Ponderosa’s further five-bedroom Cottage has been tailored to imitate the gabled roof types of the unique construction in a up to date method, providing an out of doors space excellent for gatherings all 12 months spherical.
A definite lap pool sits parallel to the cottage and offers an infinity edge view in direction of Encounter Bay’s rugged Bluff headland.
Ponderosa is the most recent addition to our studio’s checklist of distinctive tourism initiatives — together with the award profitable Devils Nook Lookout, the intimate Darkwood Residence (featured in Grand Designs Australia), and the long-lasting Pumphouse Level lodge in Tasmania’s Central Highlands.
The pods might be constructed regionally at Adelaide’s Tonsley Innovation District with completion scheduled for mid 2022.