Cape to Bluff

Cape to Bluff, A survey of residential architecture from Aotearoa New Zealand
By Simon Devitt, Luke Scott and Andrea Stevens

In this slow walk through the New Zealand landscape, world-renowned photographer Simon Devitt invites us into thirty of New Zealand’s most architecturally stunning homes, from sun-drenched baches in Northland to rammed earth houses in the deep south.

Weaving through dreamy and dramatic locations, including a crescent-moon shaped bach in Tutukaka and a bivvy house inspired by a goldminers hut overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Cape to Bluff tells not only the story of New Zealand’s fluctuating microclimate and how we respond to creative challenges, but also speaks to how we live today, and what we value.

Featuring the work of thirty of Aotearoa’s leading architects, some structures never seen in public before, Cape to Bluff is a celebration of the new dawn of New Zealand architecture, once outward looking and seeking inspiration – now self-assured, sensible, poetic and sustainable.

About Cape to Bluff

The brainchild of three New Zealand creatives, Cape to Bluff is at once an essential collector’s item, an aspirational journey through the most spectacular parts of the country, and a compelling representation of how New Zealander’s see themselves and the world, from the inside out.

Images by one of NZ’s best photobook authors, Simon Devitt, author of award-winning book Rannoch. Words by former architect and NZ Book Award nominated writer Andrea Stevens and layout by award-winning designer Luke Scott.

Book Weight

275(w) x 370(h) x 36(d)

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