Residential Architecture

Residential Architecture is our forte. With hundreds of homes designed over the last 25 years we can confidently design you a home that fits your budget, meets your needs and surpasses your expectations. 

Designing a home is a highly personal process. You want a home that fits your lifestyle. A home that you will enjoy for years to come. One that will look beautiful, but will have the practical features required for our times. We work with you to ensure we deliver exactly the right home for you.

Our Process page explains how it works. The first step is a site visit. Before we discuss any layout options we look at the position of your site, the sun and shadows, prevailing winds and rain, where service connections are, the proximity of neighbors and any special visual characteristics of the location.

The layout of your home follows, and if you’ve got some layout ideas and some photos of home designs you like, we start with these and adapt them to suit the site and your project desires and dreams.

This is where we can also discuss the potential integration of eco features. We have a lot of experience designing homes that have a minimum impact on the environment and that are made with approved materials.

Designing a home is a process full of options and decisions, and it’s our job to ensure we help you to make these choices correctly, so you’ll be overwhelmed with the beauty and practicality of your new home.


Kerikeri Black Barn Reno

Although renovation projects are not what we usually focus on, we were engaged to complete the architectural plans for this ‘black barn’ styled project near


Langs Beach Residence

Approaching us with a blank Northeast facing site, our clients were passionate about creating a special home for their family in the heart of Langs


Whanganui Residence

Arcline were pleased to be engaged again to contribute to architecture in Whanganui (Wanganui) with this family home on the Northern fringe of town.   Our


Gisborne Residence

When driving around the northern outskirts of Gisborne you’ll come across this large, two storey entertainer’s dream – the Gisborne Residence, designed by Arcline Architecture.


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It’s human nature to struggle to visualise something that isn’t actually in front of you. A common challenge clients come to us with is they have ‘something’ in their head but they just can’t get it down on paper. Daily we’re bringing peoples dreams to life, to reality, and don’t be scared that you’ll make a mistake as now with the use of Virtual Reality and 3D Printing we can create your home before its built, allowing you to be clear as to the design, size, layout and feel of your new home.

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Building a home is complex and sophisticated and the building industry jargon is another language. As each of our team is working in the industry 10 hours a day we’ve got templates and processes which streamlines each project, rather than you having to learn everything yourself. With a team of engineers and sub-consultants at our fingertips we can manage your project from start to finish, look after it through Council and the next thing you’ll know is you’ve got all consents and are ready to start building.
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A little extra planning and detail can go along way in saving unwanted and unnecessary costs once you start building. Because we started out as builders we can accurately select materials and finishes which are the same quality but reduce the impact on your pocket. Simple design rules like making hallways 1220mm instead of 1200mm to fit a GIB sheet save the builders and therefore you – time and money. Even if you’re building an elaborate dream home with an unlimited budget, a penny saved is a penny earnt.


With a simple & easy to follow project process the Arcline Team guides you from the initial sketch ideas right through to council consented plans and specifications, ready for your builder to start work the following day. We bring the collaboration of many sub-consultants into one easy, stress free process. 

About Us

We’re a team of Architectural Designers and Project Managers creating great designs on time and on budget. Designing across all sectors of the Construction Industry, we have a wealth of experience in New Homes, Commercial Architecture, Educational Architecture and Ecohomes. 

Hands on experience you can trust.

Call Us Today: 0800 326 466

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