MAGAZINE

The Making of Urban Billy: A Photo Essay

Elliat Rich's Urban Billy (featured in Habitus issue 26) is a labour of love, slowly developed over nearly a decade in close collaboration with the makers. Here we see the artful process in pictures.

Celebrating Six years of Habitus in Covers

With issue 25 of Habitus, we celebrated our sixth birthday. That's six years of covers from all over the Habitus region. In celebration, we take a look at them all - dating back to 2008 with issue one.

Floor it: The latest in Flooring for your Home

We look at a selection of the latest flooring option - from cool tiles to earthy floor boards.

BAMBOO TRICYCLE: A NATURALLY EXCITING PRODUCT DESIGNED BY A21STUDIO

Reminiscing on childhood memories is the founding idea behind the innovative Bamboo Tricycle.

HOMES IN THE SKY

The games architects play to milk the regulations can bring out the best in them – and the regulations. Words by Paul McGillick.

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.

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

James Powditch

Assembling his artworks from an array of materials including recycled timber, fabrics and plastic, it is clear that mixed media artist James Powditch finds inspiration from the everyday. Featured in Habitus 23 (on sale now), Powditch is a unique artist who represents a distinctly Australia sentiment.

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.

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

Exercise in Colour

A former school drill hall has been converted into a unique and intriguing home and office. Stephen Crafti looks at a project by Multiplicity, who seem to specialise in turning old spaces into new homes

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