Architecture

Shipping container-based winery leaves a pleasant aftertaste

In all, Cumulus Studio used 10 shipping containers for the project
In all, Cumulus Studio used 10 shipping containers for the project
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Devil's Corner is a wine shop and market with a lookout point situated on Tasmania's east coast
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Devil's Corner is a wine shop and market with a lookout point situated on Tasmania's east coast
The project covers an area of 572 sq m (6,156 sq ft)
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The project covers an area of 572 sq m (6,156 sq ft)
The lookout tower features a total of five containers, some clad in timber
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The lookout tower features a total of five containers, some clad in timber
The lookout was craned into place and offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyard
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The lookout was craned into place and offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyard
The containers are all either painted black or clad in timber and the effect is very appealing
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The containers are all either painted black or clad in timber and the effect is very appealing
Inside the lookout
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Inside the lookout
Devil's Corner is a wine shop and market with a lookout point situated on Tasmania's east coast
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Devil's Corner is a wine shop and market with a lookout point situated on Tasmania's east coast
The top of the lookout is reached by stairs
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The top of the lookout is reached by stairs
The top of the lookout is reached by stairs
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The top of the lookout is reached by stairs
Inside the lookout structure
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Inside the lookout structure
Devil's Corner is a wine shop and market with a lookout point situated on Tasmania's east coast
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Devil's Corner is a wine shop and market with a lookout point situated on Tasmania's east coast
The market and cellar door area
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The market and cellar door area
The reused containers are painted black and some are clad in timber
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The reused containers are painted black and some are clad in timber
In all, Cumulus Studio used 10 shipping containers for the project
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In all, Cumulus Studio used 10 shipping containers for the project
The market and cellar door area
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The market and cellar door area

We've previously celebrated shipping container architecture for its utility, cost and sustainability, but rarely find cause to laud its looks. However, a group of vineyard buildings by Cumulus Studio shows that in the right hands, the humble container can look pretty damn good too.

Located within a vineyard on Tasmania's east coast, the Devil's Corner project comprises a cellar door (sales area), market, and a lookout point. The project covers 572 sq m (6,156 sq ft) and comprises a total of 10 recycled shipping containers: five were used for the lookout and an equal number were used to create the market area.

Australian firm Cumulus Studio painted some of the containers black and clad others in timber, producing a uniform look. The construction process required modifying some of the containers so that they would slot into place, while the lookout tower involved positioning the containers by crane.

The lookout was craned into place and offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyard
The lookout was craned into place and offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyard

Those who enter the lookout tower can enjoy the breathtaking local scenery from various viewpoints, while taking the stairs to the top leads to a small cantilevered viewing section made from a container.

"The integral strength of the containers made them a perfect choice in the construction of the lookout in particular, enabling the structure of the building to be delivered to site and erected quickly," explains Cumulus Studio.

Devil's Corner was completed in 2015.

Source: Cumulus Studio via Arch Daily

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