Residential ArchitectureHousesPumphouse Point: New Eco-Lodge in Remote Central Tasmania

Pumphouse Point: New Eco-Lodge in Remote Central Tasmania

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (10)

Pumphouse Point is a new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania. Situated on Lake St Clair, the boutique accommodation offers it’s guests a truly immersive wilderness experience. Designed by architects Cumulus Studio, it’s a great example of progressive Tasmanian architecture.

Description by Cumulus Studio: The project involved the adaptive reuse of Pumphouse Point into a wilderness retreat. The existing heritage listed, art-deco style buildings – ‘The Pumphouse’ and ‘The Shorehouse’ – were constructed in the 1940s as part of Tasmania’s hydro electric scheme and are positioned within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The two buildings had been unused for over twenty years before works began.

Pumphouse Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (3)

Eighteen new guest suites, communal lounge areas and a shared dining area have been inserted within the existing off-form concrete building envelopes. From inception we envisaged that the Pumphouse Point redevelopment should encapsulate rugged simplicity and unrefined comfort. Through its design the new redevelopment attempts to build on the sense of arrival and place inherent in the unique location whilst alluding to the site’s history through material selection and construction detailing.

Pumphouse Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (11)

In keeping with best heritage practice and the values of the World Heritage Area in which it is located, the design is focused on environmental stewardship, sustainability and minimal site impact. Photos by Adam Gibson, Sharyn Cairns and Stuart Gibson.

Pumphouse Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (1)

Pumphouse Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (17)

Pumphouse Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (18)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (7)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (8)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (6)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (9)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (14)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (5)

Pumphouse Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (2)

Pumphouse Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (19)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (16)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (11)

Pumphouse Retreat Point - new eco-lodge in remote Central Tasmania (13)

Planter Table – Some Freshness to Your Home / Emily  Wettstein

Emily  Wettstein, a young designer from Brooklyn, NY, carried out the project Planter Table with the intention to offer freshness by bringing nature closer. This is a more special table due to the fact that various plants can be integrated in it.

New Two-Story Brick Masonry Residence in Wicker Park, Chicago

This project is a single family residence in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. It entails the construction of a new two-story brick masonry residence, with a glass enclosed walkway that leads to a renovated existing coach house structure.

The Blue Building, Brooklyn by LOT Office for Architecture

The Blue Building is a private townhouse located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The complete gut renovation of a centenary townhouse brings the opportunity to create a statement on a vibrant changing neighborhood.

Related Articles