HABITUS ARCHIVES

Transparent Privacy

Fluid yet firmly grounded, public yet surprisingly private, Tim Hooson’s apartment on Auckland’s waterfront is a machine for living. Andrea Stevens catches up with him and partner, Jude, and finds a graceful and streamlined interior

weatherboard cottage extension

Very few houses successfully tread the tightrope between individuality and common aesthetic, but this 1930's cottage extension is up to the challenge.

Indoor Vertical Garden

Chu Lik Ren reveals a very special partnership which led architect, Chang Yong Ter, to design a uniquely ‘green’ house in Singapore.

Scale and Light

Old and new are interwoven in this renovation of Noel Lane’s 1920s Arts and Crafts family home in Auckland. Andrea Stevens discovers a house of great depth and contrast by an architect renowned for his bold and monumental approach.

A Living Space

This family home in Melbourne was designed by architect Rob Mills to “break down the walls of a traditional house”. Stephen Crafti explores how the dynamic spaces respond to this challenge

A Tale of Timber

The beauty of recycled timber is only partly aesthetic – its former function adds a whole other appeal. Jaz Sidhu visited the island of Langkawi in Malaysia and discovered a home designed by Building Bloc that generates new life for old timber electricity poles.

Symbiotic Sustainability

Andrea Stevens visits a holiday home on Great Barrier Island in New Zealand that works as an organic element of the environment it sits within.

Beyond the Box

Presented with a long and narrow plot, K2LD Architects in Singapore created a box within a box; a terrace house, says Lynn Tan, with a touch of Alice in Wonderland.

Nobody’s Fools

For a tight-knit family business, Nobody Jeans is remarkably open about who it invites into the creative fold. Kath Dolan talks to brothers John and Nick Condilis about the label they launched in 1999 for entirely pragmatic reasons, the unusual three-way creative partnership they’ve formed with UK-born, New York-based creative director Wesley Hartwell, and the cold, noisy, dirty denim laundry founded by their father Jim that inspires them all

Museum of Mortality

A studio or home is an intensely personal, often sub-conscious extension of an individual’s interests and work. Stephen Crafti visited Melbourne-based taxidermist and jeweller, Julia deVille, whose environments are consciously created, physical manifestations of her craft and life

Fashioning a Home

Piero Gesualdi’s career reflects a rich and adventurous imagination. And this, says Stephen Crafti, informs his remarkable make-over of an unprepossessing army drill hall into a home and a professional base.

Harbourside Hill Town

The restoration and additions by Luigi Rosselli to this 1930s Leslie Wilkinson house turned out to be an organic process, which Paul McGillick discovers perfectly matches the original character

Behind the Façade

Behind the ornate façade of a traditional Singapore shop house lies an interior by Ong & Ong that purely defines its vertical and horizontal axes. Darlene Smyth experienced the subtle and delicate contrast between interior and exterior

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