Residential Architecture

Big or small, flat roof or gable, eaves or minimalist – we love beautiful designs and crafted buildings. As design-builders, our goal is to build the best home for you and your site while establishing a clear budget early in the process


As an integrated design & build team, all our projects are unique to the location and client brief. We specialise in creating beautiful architectural homes in Auckland. Our in-house residential design team work with our builders to balance design flair with build practicality. Below is a selection of some of our recent modern and more classical-inspired houses from across the country.
If you like any of the projects featured, please get in touch with the team at Box. Our residential architects and builders are keen to help you create the house of your dreams!




Every project process starts with the customer’s vision. You’ll meet with our design team and builders to discuss your wants and needs for your dream home or renovations. Over 6-10 months – and many more meetings – our architects start by creating concepts and sketches from your ideas. During this time, we’ll further develop detailed interior design and architectural house plans, sort out full specifications, and decide on materials. All the while, the project will be costed by our in-house cost-estimator team to ensure it stays within your budget.


Once you’ve approved of your house plan, we’ll move into construction. Each build is managed by our project managers, ensuring that everything moves along smoothly and efficiently. Our projects take 7-12 months to complete, depending on factors such as size, style, and site. Throughout the construction process, our clients often meet with our architects on location to make important decisions and observe the professionals at work. You’ll see your house go from a paper plan to a beautiful masterpiece of design. And if you have any questions along the way, we’ll always be available to assist.


Want to get involved in a residential project with Box? Contact us now, or book a Sprint workshop. In these two-hour sessions, clients can get a ‘trial run’ of the design process. Our residential architects in Auckland evaluate your property for what can be built and use that information to develop a thorough budget report and project concept. You’ll learn how Box works in-depth and avoid expensive pitfalls and mistakes in the future. Plus, we’ll refund the cost if you choose to go with Box for your house build afterwards.


Of course, if you’re looking into architectural home builders, you’ll be curious about the cost. The price of building a home in Auckland can vary based on factors such as land, complexity, style, and size, averaging out to $5,500 – $8,000 per square metre (or $4k – $5 for the house itself only).
These figures are calculated based on our past projects. Since the data is unique to us, we can also filter through it to provide you with a more accurate estimate of homes depending on features and sizing. Contact us for more information on finding cost estimates for your home project!


Our design and build process makes us different from standard architects or franchise builders. We’re responsible for every part of the job, from the plan to the finishing touch. Our builders and residential architects combine their skills to ensure you get an amazing living space to cherish for decades to come.
Our team is efficient and easy to work with – and once we complete the house, our clients become part of the Box family. Our relationship doesn’t just stop once you’re cosied up in your home; we’re involved until the very end to assist with future repairs, renovations, and even marketing your house to buyers.


Box is dedicated to providing Aucklanders with amazing homes. Our residential architects and builders work together as a single team, linking the construction and design process as one and the same. Our unique approach to architecture and renovation ensures:

  • Expert Guidance – our design team don’t just design your house for the looks – we know what works and what doesn’t in reality. We back this up with our expertise and knowledge from working on a diverse range of residential properties in Auckland since 2008.
  •  Attention to Detail – our architectural team is involved with our builders from the start, saving precious discussion time and ensuring planning is as streamlined as possible. We use 3D models and interior design tools to show you every detail of our vision before construction begins.
  • Clear Budget – all parties are briefed on the vision from Day One. This cohesion means that our in-house cost estimators can accurately value engineer our projects and ensure your house elements are balanced within your budget.
  • Our experience and understanding of the ever-changing Auckland building legislation means your plans proceed as smoothly as possible through council.


Our 5-part series covers the essentials of designing and building your new home. It aims to save you time, stress and potentially $$$ if you are considering a home design & build project.