Design bites

A collection of writing, musings, video and information about everything we do at Box, and reflections on the industry in general.

BOX ETHOS

Equal part architect, equal part builder. Builders who design. Designers who build. This was the seed of Box: a firm belief that the best way

Beyond the Cost of Housing in New Zealand

If you’re seriously in the market to build a new house, you’ve probably already investigated the cost-per-square metre of various architects, design-and-build outfits or group

Keeping it Real

A cluster of cabbage trees stretching into the sky, against a backdrop of islands and ocean, is an iconic indicator that locates this property immediately

Storing the Printed Word

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks, beseeched Dr Seuss. Here are some rather more stylish ways

Design Bites – June

A modernist escape for the stars, the blackest black on Earth and a modular future (or is it?) What has inspired us: They call it

Built-in beauties

Seats and windows go together like coffee and doughnuts, but they’re not just a place to soak up the sun or gaze out at the

Design Bites – May

What got us thinking:  Earlier this year, the British Government hosted a design competition entitled Home 2030 to tease out ideas for affordable, efficient and

As we were saying….

The term ‘form follows function’ is used so frequently in architectural discourse that is has become as clichéd as ‘indoor/outdoor flow’. So what does it