Rooftop Glamping in Melbourne City

Known for activating barren laneways and disused hidden lairs within ageing city buildings, Jerome Borazio (St Jerome's Laneway Festival, 1000 £ Bend and The Workers Club) has turned his attention skyward to the empty rooftops of Melbourne CBD. Habitus Living reporter Linsey Rendell takes a look at St Jerome’s – The Hotel

Excitement meets Relaxation: The Ultimate Design Getaway

To be at the beach but to indulge in an enclosed compound may sounds paradoxical at first, but Wynn A. Bay finds out what detains guests inside this restaurant-turned-resort that is beside the customised breakfast in bed

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

When the abstracted interior space becomes better than the reality of the beach out front… Wynn A. Bay spent the day at Hilton Pattaya’s Drift Lounge and shares the experience.

Creative House Swap

A new home exchange community for design and art professionals promises sojourns in eclectic residences the world over. By Stephanie Madison.

A Pearl in a Tin Mine

While most hotels in Phuket react to their marine setting, the Indigo Pearl emphasises and celebrates its own heritage. Wynn A. Bay learns about the island’s history through the lens of a tin mine re-imagined as resort

Hidden Oasis

Isaac Leung discovers that an unassuming sandstone façade hints at an unexpected cultural gem at Ryokan Gojyuan.

Tasmania’s Newest Jewel

Situated amongst the breathtaking surrounds of Tasmania's coast land, the new Saffire Freycinet hotel offers an unforgettable and magical experience.

Village People

A sense of simpler times is effortlessly evoked in Wingham’s un-reconstituted heritage streetscapes. By Melissa Rimac

Lit Thy Neighbour

The Lit Bangkok combines an ethical concept with a consistent aesthetic, radiating a successful design solution. Wynn A. Bay is lured in by the luminescence

On the Banks of the Ganga

30km from the town of Rishikesh, India, the Atali Resort stands alone on the banks of the historic river Ganga. A rough stone façade, caged in steel, borrows from the visual and tactile vocabulary of its historic surrounds, a serene monument in rustic isolation. Text by Philippa Daly

Secret Penang Spice

The renovation and conversion of four historic shophouses into a boutique homestay in George Town, Malaysia creates a beautifully updated example of Straits Eclectic architecture

Helsinki Hospitality

The birthplace of a host of iconic design names, the aesthetic pedigree of the Finnish capital is palpable throughout its built environment. Habitus Deputy Editor Nicky Lobo discovers a unique and stimulating hotel in the city’s heart.

Amazing Galle

Site of the intriguing Galle House project featured in Habitus 20 (on sale June 26), the southern Sri Lankan 17th century Dutch Fort town of Galle layers culture, history and heritage architecture throughout its beguilingly narrow, cobbled streets, beckoning and mesmerising the visitor. Jennifer Henricus reports


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