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Bassett Road / BOX Living

  • 01:00 - 1 October, 2013
Bassett Road / BOX Living
Bassett Road / BOX Living, © Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +8

© Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

From the architect. At the bottom of a sheer slope, in a sunny enclave sits this 4 bedroom family home. This modernist post & beam construction was designed and built by BOX Living, a New Zealand company of architects and builders who specialise in modular design & build. The post & beam forms the exoskeleton of this rectilinear structure.

© Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

The frame is then infilled with double glazed joinery or wall panels, clad in rusticated cedar and stained dark. The cantilevered top section provides shade for an external terrace below which leads out to the pool and flat lawn. BOX prefers to use engineered timber rather than steel in its constructions, and this lightweight system is particularly suited to New Zealands sloping lands and seismic zones.

© Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington
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