New magazine

Download the Box Magazine The Box Magazine can be viewed on the link below. The magazine showcases a number of new projects as well as our evolving philosophy around design and build. Thanks to our suppliers; Chesters, Carters, Boston Wardrobes, McWatt, Archtech, Door + Window Systems, Vienna Woods, and Kiwi Bank for their amazing support! […]

DESIGN BITES MARCH

The world’s tiniest apartment, a new plastic that’s fantastic (or is it?), and another reason to visit Christchurch  What got us thinking: We were bemused and then a little horrified to read that a seven-square-metre ‘microflat’ in a Victorian terraced house in London had recently sold for 90,000 pounds ($178,000). Within this diminutive volume, there’s […]

DESIGN BITES FEBRUARY

Big-time binging with a new on-air architecture platform; commercial conversions hold the answer to more vibrant cities and drifting dwellings on the horizon. What got us watching: If you have Netflix, Neon, Amazon and Apple TV, you might think you have the streaming universe sussed but now… along comes a service dedicated to those who […]

Design Bites January

Windows that harvest heat, a better cohousing future (if only the government would get on board) and a must-see fashion exhibition with a twist of modernism What got us interested: The world’s energy needs are ever increasing and human activity, in the developed world at least, is causing a climate crisis. So, any product that […]

Design Bites November

The grooviest gift for lovers of mid-century design, a wish-we-had-it-here cycling storehouse, and a heritage icon in Christchurch that’s a must-visit if you’re in town What’s got us inspired: Tim Ross may not be a name many New Zealanders have heard of, but across the ditch he is known as a passionate advocate of modernist […]

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 […]

Design Bites September

A magical mosaic on our doorstep, a pandemic prism on recycling, and a clear-eyed lens on the world.  What’s got us travelling (we hope): It’s not often we get excited about the opening of a building in New Zealand, but we’re kinda keen to experience the Hundertwasser Art Centre which promises to be as goofy, […]

Design Bites August

Cool ways to be more planet-friendly What got us fired up: It’s hard not to feel weighed down, if not a little depressed, at the findings of the recent IPCC report. The scientists’ verdict that climate change is rapid, widespread and intensifying has sobering ramifications for us all. And it’s not just cows we need […]

Design Bites – June

A modernist escape for the stars, the blackest black on Earth and a modular future (or is it?) What has inspired us: They call it “the epicentre of midcentury architectural and design experiences” and that’s not just marketing hype. Modernism Week in Palm Springs is the business for modernist addicts! The annual 11-day event (I […]

Design Bites – May

What got us thinking:  Earlier this year, the British Government hosted a design competition entitled Home 2030 to tease out ideas for affordable, efficient and healthy homes of the future. If they expected mind-blowing, original concepts in return, they were to be sadly disappointed. The themes we have been talking about for decades came through: […]