DESIGN BITES MAY

A festival to bring architecture and art to our darkest days, a social enterprise that puts the future-perfect into furniture, and a neo-Romanesque gem in the middle of our biggest city. What’s got us excited: The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival takes place around the country in May and June this year and it’s […]

What’s afoot?

Well, quite a lot really. A fantabulous array of flooring options for a start. The choosing can be confusing, so here we give you our ground-zero take on the considerations:  Cue the concrete Concrete floors aren’t suitable for houses built on piles: in effect, it’s the foundation slab that’s ground to create the polished concrete floor. […]

DESIGN BITES APRIL

Architects stand up for a cause, the invention of the ‘twindow’ and a modernist icon up for grabs What got us thinking: “We deplore the Russian invasion of Ukraine and as a result have stopped work on all our projects in Russia.” A statement, written in pencil and posted online, was how UK architecture studio […]

Moving Boxers: We have a new address!

Time flies when you’re having fun designing homes for clients who love to be part of the creative process and it’s hard to believe that Box™ spent seven years in our previous premises – a converted bacon factory in a semi-industrial part of the city. Now we’ve trotted off to a new location, a home […]

Window gazing

Look in or look out, but whatever you do, take a second look. Good glazing is not only practical, but it can plump up the aesthetic volume in your home. Slide it wide When Kiwis embraced the original ranch slider in the 1970s, they were marketed as a maintenancefree option. Still, it wasn’t all peaches […]

Counter Culture

Get the kitchen you deserve with these 8 great design ideas from Box.™ Shape of the moment: Once was a time when U-shaped kitchens were the most alphabetically attractive layout. The thinking was they delivered more storage. However, that extra space to hide clutter lies in the deep recesses of the U, so was always […]

Material Madness (and how we’re dealing with it)

You may have read in the news that a) the building industry is going gangbusters and b) we’re hamstrung by supply issues. Both are true. Here, three of the original founders of Box™ share their thoughts about what that means for business in the new normal. Dan Heyworth : Director, New Projects After nearly 12 […]

Divine Details

After 15 years in business, Box™ is well-known for our architectural builds that stand out from the crowd. Getting the big-picture design working well – the orientation, the spatial qualities, the context – while making homes that look the business, is integral to what we do. But we also love figuring out the finer details […]

New magazine

Download the Box Magazine The Box Magazine can be viewed on the link below. The magazine showcases a number of new projects as well as our evolving philosophy around design and build. Thanks to our suppliers; Chesters, Carters, Boston Wardrobes, McWatt, Archtech, Door + Window Systems, Vienna Woods, and Kiwi Bank for their amazing support! […]

How the interiors process works

You’ve seen the interior house design projects by Box™ right? The way they look so cohesive and complete and well, just darn fantastic actually. We can’t take all the credit because, while our clients come to us for our design smarts, they generally tend to be the type that want a fair bit of say […]