The Box™ World of Architecture & Construction

All the latest information, thinkpieces and news from Box™

A New Box™ Build on a Special Waterfront Site

By Lea | 04 July 2018

The challenge for the Box™ design team was to create a spatially efficient home that maximized the panoramic views of the Manukau Harbour. The end…

Co-housing: an island example

By Lea | 02 July 2018

Written by Claire McCall The proposed co-housing development in Grey Lynn (see is a vision for urban living that includes less reliance on cars…

Milestone or millstone? Innovation comes down to earth

By Lea | 28 June 2018

Written by Dan Heyworth It’s important to separate the science fiction from the facts in the construction sector, writes Dan Heyworth When I first read…

The Latest Addition to the Box™ Family

By Lea | 25 May 2018

The latest addition to the Box™ family is a stunning rural retreat in Kaiwaka, Northland. We recently uploaded this project to “Our Work”, but we…

City (Un) Limits

By Lea | 27 April 2018

When a prime city-fringe site has a storm-water drain right in the middle of it, what do you do? You work around it. By Claire…

The Box™ Purpose

By Lea | 19 April 2018

Written by Dan Heyworth   Lang House by Ernst Plischke 1948 There is no exact record of the number of homes or developments designed by…

A Kit of Parts

By Box™ | 10 April 2018

Incorporating a 20sqm visitor accommodation unit for a client who had built with us before, provided Box™ with an opportunity to construct a dwelling using a…

Behind the Scenes of a Box™ Build in Matakana

By Lea | 10 April 2018

Our Box™ Home Every journey begins with a single step. It feels like our first step took place about 6 years ago. I won’t bore…

Housing supply: An Indian Case Study

By Lea | 15 March 2018

Written by Claire McCall We were pleased to hear that an advocate of low-cost housing had been named the winner of architecture’s most prestigious award…

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