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Box features in VIVA

Dan talks about how lockdown has changed the way we think about home. Check out the full article in the New Zealand Herald Magazine – Viva – https://www.viva.co.nz/article/at-home/Home-Where-I-Want-to-Be/

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Colour in architecture

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. While that is a broad-brush statement, this does seem to be the motto of architects everywhere – you see it in their clothes and in their cars so little wonder…

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Show me the money

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 biggest investment of your life, cost is always front of mind so it’s bound to come up sooner or later. We prefer sooner. Really we do. And when the…

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

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 the design ideas of the past. Showing respect is a given but equally vital is to create good-looking homes that key into the wider neighbourhood without compromising lifestyle. When zoning…

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Looking back to the future

Auckland has around 150 years of colonial built history to look back on, a residential suburban landscape pocketed with examples that morphed with the times through the decades. Box™ is well-known for its commitment to the modernist style – the architecture of the mid-century – in particular the case study houses of California that championed…

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As we were saying….

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 actually mean?When architect Louis Sullivan (a pioneer of the American skyscraper) coined the phrase in 1896, he originally used the words “form ever follows function” and the simple premise was…

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Box™ Project Diaries

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 in the series. This project is 40minutes from Auckland in a stunning location. The videos give you an unfiltered overview; no furniture, no landscaping… https://youtu.be/wtEex4yeWPo

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Bringing home the lessons of the lockdown

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 but are quick to pivot if the uptake or financials don’t stack up. So what has the Covid crisis taught us? Well, there’s the human side. Several Box™ clients contacted…

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Exploring Auckland Architecture: Holy Trinity Cathedral

Design Lead Caitlin Bartlett discusses her favourite Auckland building Inspiring awe – that is the exalted goal that Caitlin Bartlett believes architects should pursue in their work and the Bishop Selwyn Chapel at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland is a building that is elevated into this realm. Designed by Fearon Hay Architects in…

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Box™ interview M2 Summit

Andre Rowell, Editor of M2 Magazine interviews guests on practical advice for you & your business to survive the Covid-19 crisis. One of the guests is our very own Dan Heyworth.  https://m2magazine.co.nz/looking-at-the-market-now-and-in-the-future/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=86065084&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-939Zd5nTlNA2V7MAh7E3F0-p_l8oGBcNu6lWnln8O8zKWUkPsruprgePlAzh3iLxSTCBupv-oDhsuHnDvoIJLCadDIEA&_hsmi=86065084

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Exploring Auckland Architecture: Domain Wintergardens

Box™ Design Lead Nicola Liew discusses her favourite Auckland building When her parents first took her to visit the Wintergardens in the Auckland Domain, Nicola Liew was just five years old – but the occasion left an indelible impression in the young girl’s mind.” I remember being in awe of the beautiful colours and lush…

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Please join the Box™ team for a Live Webinar on Friday 17th April 10:00am

You can register for the webinar at the link below: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/6r69jhlh We’ll be addressing some timely topics such as: Cost and debt reduction – getting more for your budget Creating spaces you love to be in Planning for self-sufficiency – now and for the future Designing and living simpler – what does this mean? How…

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Box™ Wins – Highly Commended at the NZ Wood Awards

Due to Covid-19 the awards ceremony was cancelled. Box™ received the following email from WPA and NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards: NZ Wood Resene TDA Winners Booklet 2020 – final-compressed WPMA and NZ Wood are delighted to advise that you are this years’ Highly Commended of  the “Interior Design Award” with your project “Lara…

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Sun sun sun – here it comes

In uncertain times, people crave stability – and in the first instance, most look for it at home. Those who already have a stash of pantry staples squirreled away (and let’s face it, a couple of bottles of wine too) as per advice in the civil emergency guidelines, or who have nurtured a veggie garden…

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Bringing Art Home

Design Lead Tim Hogarth discusses his favourite Auckland building Tim Hogarth has an eye for finely-designed buildings that knit together our urban landscape (actually some might call that an obsession). When he’s not working as a design lead at Box™, he’s researching, drawing and building miniature models of the world’s most fantabulous skyscrapers – see…

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Beyond the Cost of Housing in New Zealand

If you’re seriously in the market to build a new house, you’ve probably already investigated the cost-per-square metre of various architects, design-and-build outfits or group house builders. It’s a figure prospective homeowners seem to become fixated on and, far apart from the fact that it’s often an erroneous measure of evaluation (there are no industry…

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Designed Around YOU! – A Box™ Mindset

New Zealanders love to create – they’re not the sit back and let-it-happen sorts. Innovation and action is in their genes. That’s why when it comes to the design of their own homes, in general, they’re pretty involved. We get that. Our architectural team moulds our design to your lifestyle and your ideas. Yes, we…

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Proud Box™ Team!

The team were super excited to win 3 Golds and 1 Category Winner at the NZ House of the Year Awards on Saturday 10th August. We would love to add a 5th award, having been nominated for the Top 100 Gold Reserve National Finals…(to be announced in November) On the night the team were joined…

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Box™ article in Stuff

How to beat the winter blues by turning your bathroom into a relaxing retreat! https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/community/113245616/how-to-beat-the-winter-blues-by-turning-your-bathroom-into-a-relaxing-retreat Nothing beats immersing yourself in a bath full of steaming water to soothe the chill from your bones in winter. The earlier the evenings draw in, the quicker you can retreat to the bathroom for some ‘me’ time. Clinical-looking, all-white…

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Box™ Wins an Award

Box™ received a Highly Commended Award at the 2019 Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – category (Architect-Designed Kitchen)

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