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Making Waves

Houzz Tour: Testing the Vertical Limits

Written by Claire McCall for Houzz New Zealand. Meet the family who took on the steepest little section in town – and came out on top. Click on the Houzz Tour link to read the full article. Houzz Tour: Testing the Vertical Limits If you’d like to find out more about getting your own Box home,…

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Peka Peka house featured on ArchiPro

Peka Peka Article featured on ArchiPro – Curated Collection, May Edition The site sits in top of a small dune, one block back from the sea on the Kapiti Coast. The client’s interest in modernist architecture, combined with 270 degree views was the basis of the brief which included 3 to 4 bedrooms and plenty of…

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Box™ Design wins NZIA multi-unit housing award

Sussex Mews by Box™ Design 2016 Nelson–Marlborough Architecture Awards, NZIA Words: ArchitectureNow Editorial Desk An uncompromising concrete wall clearly demarcates the boundary of this development. Once inside, a mix of single- and double-level units have been cleverly arranged to maximise the available space, while the variation in plan invites neighbourly meetings and visits. The private courtyard spaces…

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Two Heads are Better than One

We enjoy working with owners who have strong opinions – no, really we do – since it helps us push the boundaries of our own thinking. One recent project is the perfect example of how good things happen when creative tension and collaboration meet. In the Hillsborough home of Hamish and Diane Divett, which featured…

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Green Ideas Magazine – Living Light

Seeming to float above the trees on Waiheke Island, this family home sits lightly in more than one way – as published in the Feb/Mar 2016 issue of Green Ideas magazine. Please use the toolbar below to change page and zoom in. [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.box.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/33_GI20_Eco-home_REV.pdf”]

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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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Christmas is coming…

…And we reckon we’ve found a gift that, similar to our offering, is cost effective ($50) and will satisfy the design-minded. Plus it will provide hours of pleasant summertime reading as you imagine yourself in your own new pad. Small House Living: Design-Conscious New Zealand Homes of 90m2 or less, by Catherine Foster, expounds what…

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NZ House & Garden – Kitchen finalist

Congratulations to Sam who entered her Mum’s kitchen (designed by Sam of course) in this year’s NZ House and Garden, Interior of the Year award. Here is the scanned article featured in the Special Issue of NZ House & Garden.        

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The Difference Between Ordinary and Extraordinary IS THAT LITTLE EXTRA (Jimmy Johnson)

And that’s something BOX™ is really good at. Last month our rather clever and very important member of the team at BOX™, interior designer, Sam Elliott – won an award at the Trends International Design Awards for New Zealand Kitchens. Her award was Highly Commended.  Here she is photographed receiving her award and again with…

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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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We’re in the green

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the Style Counsel in your circle of family or friends? Don’t fret. We have the answer. Green Modern ($65) showcases design-conscious New Zealand houses that embrace a more sustainable way of living. Released by Penguin in late September, the book explores many of the ‘green’ design concepts that…

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All the buzz

A Box™ project on Kawau Island featured in a recent issue of VIVA magazine in the NZ Herald. For homeowner Edoardo Canal, holidaying in a Box™ has not only meant his family can enjoy a relaxing summer break, it also changed his life. A chance conversation with a local islander inspired his interest in beekeeping.…

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