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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. 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 in the…

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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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Box™ features in HOUSES Magazine

OUTSIDE THE BOX A steep, narrow site on Waiheke Island provided the perfect opportunity for Box™ to deliver its modular architecture. HS52_Project_Waiheke_Box

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NEW 12-unit development ’90 Swaffield’

Box™ is super proud to be working with one of New Zealand’s more ambitious and considered developers on a new 12-unit development ’90 Swaffield’ It’s not often that developers come to us with an agenda of quality, design and social conscience, but these guys have been able to make it work. Over the last 18…

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Check out the Box™ article in STUFF

Kitchen trends we’ve loved, from the fast and fashionable to timeless and classic by Caitlin Bartlett https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/community/109907369/kitchen-trends-weve-loved-from-the-fast-and-fashionable-to-timeless-and-classic

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Dan’s online article in Build Magazine

Hologram homes and more by Dan Heyworth http://www.buildmagazine.org.nz/articles/show/hologram-homes-and-more

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Box™ features in idealog

Bespoke and broke: Why New Zealanders are overdosing on over-design By DAN HEYWORTH, 07 Nov 2018 https://idealog.co.nz/urban/2018/11/bespoke-and-broke-why-new-zealanders-are-overdosing-over-design What makes a piece of architecture well designed – is it its surroundings, sustainability, longevity, performance and return on investment? Or is it just the aesthetics? Director of new projects at design-and-build company Box, Dan Heyworth, explains why he…

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Box™ features in STUFF

8 Ways to design and decorate to maximise the summer sun! https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/houses/105380778/A-light-and-art-filled-Auckland-home    

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Dan Heyworth | Guest Writer in The Spinoff

Prefab building, the great hope for the housing crisis, is teetering on disaster      

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Box™ features in NZ House & Garden – August Issue

This stunning Box™ home in Westmere features in the August issue of NZ House & Garden. https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/houses/105380778/A-light-and-art-filled-Auckland-home    

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Box™ comes up Trumps – it’s not fake news!!!

Box™ scoops 4 awards at the 2018 Master Build House of the Year competition The Creative House https://www.box.co.nz/portfolio/the-creativehome-2/ won Gold and Overall Regional Award for PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 – $550,000 Hutt City Builders, Wellington http://huttcitybuilders.co.nz https://houseoftheyear.co.nz/houses/2018/ww-11993-1-5/ The Tropical House won Gold for Nulook New Home $700,000 – $1million https://www.box.co.nz/portfolio/the-tropicalhouse-2/ and…..The Private Haven won Silver for Carters New Home $1million…

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A New Box™ Build on a Special Waterfront Site

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 result was happy clients who were thrilled with their new home and its modest footprint and bespoke design. The house is 2 storey, split-level. Inside, the ground floor is open…

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Co-housing: an island example

Written by Claire McCall The proposed co-housing development in Grey Lynn (see cohaus.co.nz) is a vision for urban living that includes less reliance on cars and features shared facilities such as a common room and laundry. With a focus on community, a central courtyard is integral to the masterplan. At Box™, we’re ever on the…

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Milestone or millstone? Innovation comes down to earth

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 Guardian article “Netherlands to build world’s first habitable 3D-printed houses”, I was inspired by the innovation of the Dutch construction company Van Wijnen behind this development. They call it…

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