Looking for some fresh images for your eyeballs?
Recently loaded onto the site are photographs from two publications I have worked on.

To get your through the final days of winter and inspire you for the warmer days ahead, there’s Summer Houses with writer Andrea Stevens. I have captured more than 20 of this country’s most stunning homes and holiday retreats, each designed to maximise the connection to their environment and provide for a relaxed style of living.

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Group Architects

In 1946 a precocious bunch of second-year Auckland architecture students in 1946 established themselves as what would become Group Architects, a celebrated architectural practice which still influences architects, thrills lovers peace, light comfort and beauty today. This book, edited by Julia Gatley follows the group from their early mid-century beginnings through to the structures still used today.

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Two new galleries are now up for your viewing pleasure.

In the domestic gallery is Stradwick House in Auckland, designed by Marc Lithgow of Space Division. Awarded 2011 New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Architecture Award for Residential Architecture, this sensitively created family home sits on a tree filled section on the North Western slopes of Mount Albert.

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Omarino, Bay of Islands, NZ

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s iconic Bay of Islands is picture perfect Omarino, the subject of my latest addition to the Process Gallery.
The photographs were used in a campaign developed by Jill Brinsdon of branding studio Radiation to promote parcels of land in this stunning location.

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Naming names may win you a rather lovely prize.

Head over to my new People in NZ Architecture gallery, list all the names of the faces and send them through to me.

All complete and correct entries will be in the draw to win a signed copy of my new book Portrait of a House made on 1 October 2013.

Send your lists to simon@simondevitt.com

Bribes considered. One entry per person. Other obscure conditions may also apply.

Big ups to the team at Inhouse Design for arriving in the finals of the New Zealand Best Design Awards, Editorial and Books section.

Although no doubt slightly biased, it’s looking like a gold from here for Arch MacDonnell, Toby Curnow and Sarah Gladwell.

Awards will be announced on Friday 11 October in Auckland.

The award-winning Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects ‘Hut on sleds’ bach photographed at Whangapoua in the Coromandel Peninsula is featured in the latest Australia Vogue Living Magazine July/August 2013. Catch a peek of the bedroom here, and head to your nearest and dearest magazine shop for a copy.

Sled Bach