Cape to Bluff captures thirty ideas-rich homes across Aotearoa in image and text. Join us to hear from some of the architects behind the buildings pictured and be amongst the first to see this new book by Simon Devitt, Luke Scott and Andrea Stevens.

The talks will begin at 6:30pm and touch on key concerns uncovered in the development of the publication such as regionalism, sustainability, materials and technology, land use and context. Your speakers include:

Steven Lloyd of Steven Lloyd Architecture and Aaron Paterson of Pac Studio, Finn Scott of Bossley Architects, Megan Edwards of Megan Edwards Architects, Sally Ogle and Ben Mitchell-Anyon of Patchwork Architecture, and architecture writer and academic Bill McKay who will convene a closing panel discussion.

This free event requires registration here.

About Cape to Bluff

Cape to Bluff traverses Aotearoa New Zealand from north to south to compose a unique portrait of residential architecture across the islands. A sense of place is at the core of the curatorial vision, featuring 30 exceptional houses that respond to, and are in harmony with, the land – its forms, its climate, its people. Landscapes range from alpine to coast, rural to city, the architects responding in poetic and pragmatic ways. This carefully crafted book is an exclusive window on some of the most interesting, ideas-driven projects of recent years.

Cape to Bluff features images from architectural photographer Simon Devitt, writing on each home by Andrea Stevens and interviews with the architects behind the buildings, all within a terrific perfect bound volume designed by Luke Scott.

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 the author of the award-winning photobook Rannoch, as well as the Ripe Fruit and All Things Considered series, among others. Simon is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Andrea Stevens is a former architect and the founder of Folio, a high-end copywriting and editorial business. She has authored four books including co-authoring NZ Book Award finalist Beyond the State: New Zealand State Houses from Modest to Modern and is contributing NZ editor of Habitus magazine. Andrea is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Luke Scott is an award-winning New Zealand designer at multi-disciplinary London studio Koto, and founder of design publication Stemme, one New Zealand’s pre-eminent design publications. His foray into spatial design, Commensality, won the Craftsmanship Award at the NZ Interior Awards. Luke is based in London.

Read more about the publication here.


  • Free - RSVP Required


  • Fri 24 Feb


  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland