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Exploring Auckland Architecture: Holy Trinity Cathedral

Design Lead Caitlin Bartlett discusses her favourite Auckland building Inspiring awe – that is the exalted goal that Caitlin Bartlett believes architects should pursue in their work and the Bishop Selwyn Chapel at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland is a building that is elevated into this realm. Designed by Fearon Hay Architects in…

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Box™ interview M2 Summit

Andre Rowell, Editor of M2 Magazine interviews guests on practical advice for you & your business to survive the Covid-19 crisis. One of the guests is our very own Dan Heyworth.  https://m2magazine.co.nz/looking-at-the-market-now-and-in-the-future/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=86065084&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-939Zd5nTlNA2V7MAh7E3F0-p_l8oGBcNu6lWnln8O8zKWUkPsruprgePlAzh3iLxSTCBupv-oDhsuHnDvoIJLCadDIEA&_hsmi=86065084

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Exploring Auckland Architecture: Domain Wintergardens

Box™ Design Lead Nicola Liew discusses her favourite Auckland building When her parents first took her to visit the Wintergardens in the Auckland Domain, Nicola Liew was just five years old – but the occasion left an indelible impression in the young girl’s mind.” I remember being in awe of the beautiful colours and lush…

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Please join the Box™ team for a Live Webinar on Friday 17th April 10:00am

You can register for the webinar at the link below: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/6r69jhlh We’ll be addressing some timely topics such as: Cost and debt reduction – getting more for your budget Creating spaces you love to be in Planning for self-sufficiency – now and for the future Designing and living simpler – what does this mean? How…

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Box™ Wins – Highly Commended at the NZ Wood Awards

Due to Covid-19 the awards ceremony was cancelled. Box™ received the following email from WPA and NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards: NZ Wood Resene TDA Winners Booklet 2020 – final-compressed WPMA and NZ Wood are delighted to advise that you are this years’ Highly Commended of  the “Interior Design Award” with your project “Lara…

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One of our Boxers featured in IDEALOG

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Sun sun sun – here it comes

In uncertain times, people crave stability – and in the first instance, most look for it at home. Those who already have a stash of pantry staples squirreled away (and let’s face it, a couple of bottles of wine too) as per advice in the civil emergency guidelines, or who have nurtured a veggie garden…

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Bringing Art Home

Design Lead Tim Hogarth discusses his favourite Auckland building Tim Hogarth has an eye for finely-designed buildings that knit together our urban landscape (actually some might call that an obsession). When he’s not working as a design lead at Box™, he’s researching, drawing and building miniature models of the world’s most fantabulous skyscrapers – see…

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Box™ and M2 Magazine

It’s great to be working with M2 Magazine. Take a look at the Box™ articles in M2Woman channel pages. Design Excellence

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Three Cheers for our Peers

At Box™, the pursuit of excellence is a habit we encourage so we are always happy to give credit where it’s due. At the recent National Awards evening of the Registered Master Builders House of the Year event, we were thrilled to be among so many like-minded finalists. The awards, held in November, are a…

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Building Your Budget

Developing an understanding of the costs involved in building a new home is a process not that different from the one involved in completing the design and build process. It is highly unlikely that a single brochure or conversation will answer all your questions or give you options however with the application of a process…

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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 house builders. It’s a figure prospective homeowners seem to become fixated on and, far apart from the fact that it’s often an erroneous measure of evaluation (there are no industry…

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How Box™ Saves You Money

In short: by not re-inventing the wheel on each project and working efficiently as an end-to-end design and build company. Do you think that architects are expensive – with little regard to building efficiency and cost? Or that house building companies are better priced, but disinterested in design? Architects are expensive, often 10% to 15%…

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Designed Around YOU! – A Box™ Mindset

New Zealanders love to create – they’re not the sit back and let-it-happen sorts. Innovation and action is in their genes. That’s why when it comes to the design of their own homes, in general, they’re pretty involved. We get that. Our architectural team moulds our design to your lifestyle and your ideas. Yes, we…

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Frequently Asked Questions

What budgets do you build for? Box™ has worked with building cost budgets from $500k to $3m. Typically, total project budgets are between $750,000 and $1,300,000.   Do you give a fixed cost to build a house? Yes. We fix the cost for all construction work, with the exception of works in the ground –…

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Proud Box™ Team!

The team were super excited to win 3 Golds and 1 Category Winner at the NZ House of the Year Awards on Saturday 10th August. We would love to add a 5th award, having been nominated for the Top 100 Gold Reserve National Finals…(to be announced in November) On the night the team were joined…

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Box™ article in Stuff

How to beat the winter blues by turning your bathroom into a relaxing retreat! https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/community/113245616/how-to-beat-the-winter-blues-by-turning-your-bathroom-into-a-relaxing-retreat Nothing beats immersing yourself in a bath full of steaming water to soothe the chill from your bones in winter. The earlier the evenings draw in, the quicker you can retreat to the bathroom for some ‘me’ time. Clinical-looking, all-white…

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Box™ Wins an Award

Box™ received a Highly Commended Award at the 2019 Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – category (Architect-Designed Kitchen)

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Box™ features in HOUSES Magazine

OUTSIDE THE BOX A steep, narrow site on Waiheke Island provided the perfect opportunity for Box™ to deliver its modular architecture. HS52_Project_Waiheke_Box

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NEW 12-unit development ’90 Swaffield’

Box™ is super proud to be working with one of New Zealand’s more ambitious and considered developers on a new 12-unit development ’90 Swaffield’ It’s not often that developers come to us with an agenda of quality, design and social conscience, but these guys have been able to make it work. Over the last 18…

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