The Box™ World of Architecture & Construction

All the latest information, thinkpieces and news from Box™

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…

Box™ Rewind: Joseph Eichler (1900 – 1974)

By Claire McCall | 28 February 2014

The conundrum about how houses can be mass producible yet personalised is nothing new; making good architectural design accessible to the ‘middle class’ is a foundation of…

Modular Box™

Box™ as ‘modular’ house builders

By Claire McCall | 31 December 2013

MODULAR DESIGN MEANS using our brains Modular house design is the future of building. That’s what we believe at Box™.  In New Zealand, there’s a long tradition…

Clean Living

Box™ homes are eco-friendly homes

By Claire McCall | 30 December 2013

ECO BOX The design-and-build industry is not a natural front runner in the sustainability stakes. The extraction and manufacturing of building materials leaves an awkward…