Cape to Bluff

A survey of residential architecture from Aotearoa New Zealand


A portrait of New Zealand’s most inspiring residential architecture journeying across the islands from north to south.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2024.

ISBN: 9781760764302 Category:


What makes Aotearoa New Zealand one of the most picturesque countries in the world? Its striking landscape can range from the snow-capped alps to the breezy ocean in a few hundred kilometres, requiring a creative approach to home building that is responsive to the natural environment – a challenge skilfully accepted by contemporary architects inspired to create modern iterations of the barn, whare and bach.

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 features thirty exceptional houses that celebrate the new dawn of New Zealand architecture that is at once self-assured, poetic and sustainable.

Additional information

Weight 2268 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 30.3 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 30 April 2024
Number of pages 368
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.8 x 30.3 cm
Weight 2268 g


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Simon Devitt is a world-renowned photographer of architecture, and one of New Zealand's most-acclaimed photographers. He is an educator, a photobook maker and award-winning author.

Andrea Stevens is a former architect and the founder of Folio, a high-end copywriting and editorial business. She is also an author and contributing NZ editor of Habitus magazine.

Luke Scott is an award-winning New Zealand designer at multi-disciplinary London studio Koto, and founder of design publication Stemme, one of New Zealand's pre-eminent design publications.