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Grand Designs Magazine – Island Life

The owners of this Waiheke holiday house recognised a good thing when they saw it, and now they call it home – Article written by Claire McCall, Grand Designs magazine February 2016 Please use the toolbar below to change page and zoom in. [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.box.co.nz/media/uploads/2016/02/Box-on-Waiheke.pdf”] Box-on-Waiheke

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Two in one: Langs Beach House

  Two houses in one. That’s what Judy Ford was after when she built on this covetable Langs Beach section north of Auckland. “This particular piece of land really spoke to us,” she says. “And I liked the fact it was within a gated community, which offered more privacy and security.” Ford is a busy woman. A…

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Bathroom trends – NZ House & Garden

Box™ interior designer Sam Elliott, shares her bathroom tips in the January 2016 edition of NZ House & Garden:

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Pared-Bach Perfection

When you’re in holiday mode, sometimes the best idea is living that’s stripped back to the bare necessities. That’s what this retreat overlooking the picturesque Pakiri coastline is all about. The Box™ Modern design is strung out on a rectangular footprint that follows the ridgeline. It’s humble structure and modest materiality allows for moments of…

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A Box that multiplies

We’re only five years old and already we’re procreating! That’s our way of saying that in May this year, we completed our first multi-unit development – and reached another milestone. Sussex Mews is a townhouse-style complex in inner-city Nelson and we’re happy to report that our post-and-beam structural system and our modernist ideas translated wonderfully…

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Design & Build Process – Bassett Rd Home

“Robust and Functional” were the two words Tracey and William used for their house when considering their brief to Tim Dorrington at the start of their project. Let’s see if this is what they achieved. How long have you been living in your Box™? Is there anything you wish you had done differently, now that…

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Box™ on the box!

Who’d have thought that building a Box™ could lead to 15 minutes of fame? It was the slower pace of life that drew Susie Flegg and Christine James to Waiheke Island from London – but now it’s a case of ‘spotlight on’ when their house airs on TV One’s Kiwi Living lifestyle show on August…

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I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff, and I’ll Blow Your House In!

Except the iconic Kiwi 3 bed home in question wasn’t quite blown in but chopped in two and carted off on a lorry at 2am one morning last year. Hidden behind an impressive retaining wall in Kohimarama, you’ll now find a recently completed Box™ house. Imagine you’re Edmund in ‘The Lion, The Witch And The…

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Box™ on the edge

Like a flat-bottomed boat drifting across a hillside, this new Box™ holiday home in Mangawhai cantilevers out from its cliff-top site to bring drama to the everyday. A deck with a glass balustrade hovers above the pohutukawa trees. Completed in January this year, the home features our trademark tongue-and-groove vertical cedar cladding and stainless-steel cross…

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Box™ means business

Our first light commercial building was recently completed in central Christchurch. The owners particularly liked the exposed structure of our post-and-beam system reinforced with stainless cross braces. It meant that, should any earthquake damage occur, it can be easily assessed and fixed. Read about it here in Idealog » activate javascript

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Commercial gains

The Box™ system of post-and-beam construction is all grown up. We’re pleased to announce that our first light-commercial building has been completed in Christchurch. The clients saw robustness and resilience in the way our dwellings were constructed and wanted to emulate this. The beauty of the exposed beams and stainless-steel cross braces is that any…

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Did you miss our Open House?

  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 for the Melting Moments). Actually, we’re certain it was the chance to get inside a fabulous new Box™ in Remuera that did it. We had around 180 people come to…

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