Articles

We have a passion for all things architectural, design or build. The design and build of new homes can be a complex dance of regulation, budget, site and brief. We discuss some of the things that are on our mind and as New Zealand house builders, try to get behind the veil of some of today’s big design and build issues.

Colour in Architecture

Box™ advocates incorporating a splash of rainbow attitude into your new build or renovation Black is not back Any colour as long as it’s black.

Shelter in place

Robyn and Leighton Langley felt conflicting emotions as they stood road-side on a wet and somewhat blustery day and watched a gigantic mechanical arm lift

The Cutting-Room Floor

There are some projects that get so far and then, for one reason or another, are given the chop. Here Box™ head of design Tony

Looks Good, Does Good

We asked four Box™ team members to highlight some memorable style-setting and pragmatic architectural design details in projects they’ve worked on. Secrets and surprises Ensuring

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