The Box™ World of Architecture & Construction

All the latest information, thinkpieces and news from Box™

Two sides to every (house) story

By Box | 13 October 2020

We’ve said it all along: when you combine a design-and-build crew under one roof, you achieve better results for clients. But although these two disciplines…

Shelter in place

By Box | 07 October 2020

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…

Rewind and redefined

By Box | 07 October 2020

It’s a familiar story: when youngsters enter the picture, the excitement of the big-city dream tends to pale. Childhood memories of beaches, open space and…

Back to the future of housing

By Box | 07 October 2020

If Box™ co-founder Dan Heyworth could wave a magic wand to solve the big issues facing the design-and-build industry, what would he do? In this…

All-Day Parking

By Box | 04 September 2020

Unless you were a local, you’d never know that behind the street façade of this home, is a leafy-and-lovely view of Grey Lynn park. Admittedly…

History at its Heart

By Box | 03 September 2020

Design manager Tony Borland-Lye discusses his favourite Auckland building   As an architecture student at Auckland University, when Tony Borland-Lye headed off on food-finding missions…

What does it Cost to Design and Build a Box home.

By Box | 25 August 2020

https://youtu.be/nb9GBxr5J9c Dan Heyworth, one of the Box founders, discusses the approach Box™ takes when building a new home and how we address the difficult question…

Keeping it Real

By Box | 06 August 2020

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…

Why William the Conqueror is partly to blame for our housing problems

By Dan Heyworth | 06 August 2020

The quest to create affordable housing in New Zealand is an interminable dilemma. But as Dan Heyworth writes, the issue comes from the old British…