Back to the future of housing

If Box™ co-founder Dan Heyworth could wave a magic wand to solve the big issues facing the design-and-build industry, what would he do? In this interview with Ryan Castle from Master Builders, Dan looks for answers. Q: Box™ bucked the traditional model by combining an architecture practice and construction company under one roof. Has it worked? […]

Why William the Conqueror is partly to blame for our housing problems

The quest to create affordable housing in New Zealand is an interminable dilemma. But as Dan Heyworth writes, the issue comes from the old British feudal land system on which ours is based. Recently I was involved in a project that responded to government calls to use off-site manufacturing to bring affordability to the housing […]

Design Bites October

Exploding an architectural myth, online learning to expand your horizons, and fantastical yet future perfect building with bamboo   What’s got us thinking: If you’ve ever studied design or art, or even if you’re just an enthusiast, you’ll no doubt have heard of the ‘golden ratio’. It’s a magical, mathematical equation that is said to be […]