The Box™ World of Architecture & Construction

All the latest information, thinkpieces and news from Box™

A trip back to our roots

By Claire McCall | 01 October 2014

They were doing it in the desert long before we even thought of it here. We’re talking modernism of course. If you love mid-century architecture,…

Bag a Bargain

By Claire McCall | 23 June 2014

If you can’t afford to renovate a city fringe villa, the balmy climes of California are calling. This four-bedroom home designed by Richard Neutra, complete…

On the Case

By Claire McCall | 22 June 2014

Anyone who has taken even the most cursory glance at our website (and if not, why not?) will know we’re mad on modernism. We worship…

Did you miss our Open House?

By Claire McCall | 21 June 2014

  The secret to a successful Open House? Lay on some superb coffee and moreish cookies and you’ll be flooded with folk (thanks to twosmartcookies.co.nz…

V is for Vitex

By Claire McCall | 19 June 2014

It sounds like a vitamin pill, but Vitex Cofassus is actually a sustainably harvested hardwood from the Solomon Islands, loosely related to the puriri. At…

Kick-ass kitchens

By Claire McCall | 18 June 2014

Our very own interior designer, Sam Elliot, shares the secrets to choosing appliances for the culinary workroom of your new Box™ home: Silence is golden.…

Behind the Scenes

By Claire McCall | 03 March 2014

In this post, Box™ architect Tim Dorrington explains more about the consent process. How long does it generally take to get a new home consented…

All the buzz

By Claire McCall | 02 March 2014

A Box™ project on Kawau Island featured in a recent issue of VIVA magazine in the NZ Herald. For homeowner Edoardo Canal, holidaying in a…

Chip off the old block

By Claire McCall | 01 March 2014

  There are some building materials that have earned their place in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders: Fibrolite is one, concrete block is…