The Box™ World of Architecture & Construction

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The Joy of Difficulty

By Box | 17 July 2020

How we tackle a problematic site Is there such a thing as the perfect site? That depends on how you look at it. While many…

Box features in VIVA

By Box | 25 June 2020

Dan talks about how lockdown has changed the way we think about home. Check out the full article in the New Zealand Herald Magazine –…

Colour in architecture

By Box | 12 June 2020

Box™ advocates incorporating a splash of rainbow attitude into your new build or renovation Black is not back Any colour as long as it’s black.…

Show me the money

By Box | 12 June 2020

It may seem gauche to launch into talking about money from the get-go but, when you’re considering who will design and build what is probably…

The dos and don’ts of building in a heritage zone

By Box | 11 June 2020

When it comes to building in city-fringe suburbs where villas and bungalows predominate, protecting Auckland’s architectural heritage is important. But that doesn’t mean slavishly copying…

Looking back to the future

By Box | 11 June 2020

Auckland’s architecture has around 150 years of colonial built history to look back on, a residential suburban landscape pocketed with examples that morphed with the…

As we were saying….

By Dan Heyworth | 11 June 2020

The term ‘form follows function’ is used so frequently in architectural discourse that is has become as clichéd as ‘indoor/outdoor flow’. So what does it…

Box™ Project Diaries

By Lea | 11 June 2020

Box™ Diaries will be a regular post showcasing our new builds during construction and at final completion, or handover day! Check out the first video…

Bringing home the lessons of the lockdown

By Dan Heyworth | 09 June 2020

As an SME operating in the design and construction industry, Box™ needs to be nimble. We believe in testing the waters of interesting design-and-build ideas…