We Design and Build New Homes

EVERY BOX™ HOME IS DRAWN BY ARCHITECTS, CRAFTED BY PEOPLE WHO GIVE A DAMN, AND BUILT WITH CERTAINTY OF COST.

Box™ is a new breed of architectural practice / construction company. That’s right – we do both. We are innovative, timeless and great value – just like the new homes we design and build. Box™ is based in Auckland but runs projects from Matapouri to Wanaka.

We are a company of architects, builders, project managers, interior designers and landscape designers. We love modernist architecture and the architectural process. We would love to help you design your new home, build it with precision and care, and finish it on time and on budget.

If you are considering designing and building a new home, contact us and we’ll happily guide you through the process. At Box™ it’s all about building a beautiful home that you will love.

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Above: Every Box™ home is the result of deciding on a ‘Classic’ or ‘Modern’ style, then either an off-the-shelf ‘Originals’ plan, a ‘Customised’ plan, or create a ‘Bespoke’ plan from scratch. Learn More »

What is a Box Home?

Our unique design-and-build system makes all the difference to the process – and result. The film below explains the Box™ approach.

BOX™ PLAN STYLES: CLASSIC AND MODERN

There are two overall home plan styles that define the Box™ aesthetic. Both can trace their roots to the architecture of the 1950s and 60s, in particular the Californian Case Study houses.

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Box™ Classic house plans have a modernist architectural style and the distinctive post-and-beam structure (with or without stainless cross braces) that the company has become known for. This method of construction allows clean lines and floor-to-ceiling glass.

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Box™ Modern house plans reinterpret the mid-century look in a contemporary way, but with no post-and-beam skeleton. The planning is still modular and offers all the benefits of our design-and-build system, including certainty of cost and build time.

THE THREE BOX™ DESIGN SERVICES

When it comes to new home design in New Zealand, the one-size-fits-all approach is a misnomer. So we offer three design services options: a readymade plan that does the business; a custom-designed home that incorporates our proven system and product palette; or a full bespoke architectural service that allows your imagination free rein.

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Originals

Our selection of pre-designed house plans. These modular designs feature our established kitset of parts, based around our Box™ Modern and Box™ Classic systems. These plans showcase the best of Box™.

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Custom

Our most popular design service.Designs feature our Box™ kitset of parts, but are conveniently modified by our architect to suit the client’s brief, the topography of the site and the budget.

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Outside the Box

Our bespoke architectural service. Designs remain true to our Box™ modernist aesthetic and principles, but there is complete freedom of planning and materiality. You may even see a precast concrete wall in these homes!