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Habitus is a movement for living in design. We’re an intelligent community of original thinkers in constant search of native uniqueness in our region.


From our base in Australia, we strive to capture the best edit, curating the stories behind the stories for authentic and expressive living.


Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


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What We're Seeing

A Complement To Clovelly

Clovelly House is an alterations and additions project by Smart Design Studio that chose not to rewrite history, rather to integrate past and future.

Screen Time

Atelier DAU have masterminded a terrace extension that offers something to both client and the inner-city neighbourhood in which it resides.

Who We're Speaking To

Hijjas Kasturi Is A Restless Type

Ostensibly retired, Hijjas Kasturi remains a defining figure in Malaysian architecture – for his iconic buildings and for the cultural and environmental philanthropy of he and his Australian wife, Angela.

Gidon Bing On Designing Daily Rituals

Gidon Bing Ceramics may be celebrated for its simplicity, but let it be known that the process behind the pieces is quite the opposite.

Where We're Going

The First Word From Habitus #49

It's officially here! The annual Habitus House of the Year special edition is on sale now. The Jury has been tasked with their independent judging, and public voting for the People's Choice Award is open. Which will be the winning projects this year?

This Month At Caroma: Live Streaming Events

Caroma on Collins is much more than the Sydney flagship showroom for the iconic Australian bathroom brand. It's also a place for the local architecture and design community to gather, learn and grow.

At The Forefront


5 reasons why Super Design is the event you’ve been waiting for

Are you ready for design without limits? Here’s why Super Design is the 2020 highlight that will unlock an all new design dimension


Important Qualities For A House

In light of the long-awaited launch of the Habitus House of the Year 2020 programme, we speak to architect Howard Tanner - on our jury since 2018 - about the qualities in residential architecture he feels are important.


The Test Of Time: Merricks House By Wood Marsh

More than 10 years on, the ideas behind Merricks House are as relevant as ever, contributing to its quality of timelessness.

House Of The Year 2020

Binary Wood House

This house in Thailand’s north east offers timeless living in perfect harmony with its environment.

House Of The Year 2020

Bamboo Veil House

A sustainable, modern tropical home suggests openness and connection. But what if you also want privacy? This house reconciles the two.

House Of The Year 2020

Shade House

In frenetic Bangkok, this house stays connected to the city while providing an oasis of cool green respite.

From our Friends

Win An All New Floor From Polyflor For Christmas!

Polyflor is gearing up for a very special Christmas, with one lucky design lover receiving an all new floor to the value of $10,000. Find out how it could be you!

Abey’s Provincial Collection, The Complete Look For The Bathroom And Kitchen

From tapware, to showers, baths, basins and toilets, the Provincial Collection is Abey’s sleek, stylish all in one solution for contemporary kitchen and bathrooms.

Vacation Living In The Heart of Armadale

Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors creates a joyful, bespoke living experience that feels like summer all year round.

The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen, Courtesy of Wolf and Sub-Zero

With the advent of the new Wolf and Sub-Zero outdoor kitchen, life outside will never be the same again. Think about perfectly cooked fish and vegetables to offer friends at lunch; or ribs or a roast for a family dinner. It’s all too mouthwatering and certainly a reality now that Wolf and Sub-Zero’s outdoor kitchen has arrived.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


A Small Addition Brings Big Change

With smart spatial planning and clever joinery, a 20-square-metre addition makes family life easier in this Paddington Terrace, designed by Porebski Architects.


An Innovative Interpretation Of The Ancient Science Of Dwelling

For an Indian family residing away from their motherland, Traditional Affinity by Thought Parallels is a holiday house deeply rooted in culture and tradition.


Dialling In With Richard Peters

On episode 6 of Dialling In With Habitus, we speak to Richard Peters about the performance of his own home completed a decade prior, residential design moving forward, and what it’s like to lead a team remotely.


Architect Quck Zhong Yi On What Makes A Residence Great

We may be living in the Age of Instagram, but for Quck Zhong Yi, the Singapore-based architect of ASOLIDPLAN, form will always follow function.

Design Hunters

Gidon Bing On Designing Daily Rituals

Gidon Bing Ceramics may be celebrated for its simplicity, but let it be known that the process behind the pieces is quite the opposite.


Ricci Bloch Balances Sentimentality, Strategy, And Sustainability

In a neighbourhood that has a penchant for replacing period bungalows with monolithic mansions, Rose Bay House by Ricci Bloch makes virtue of spatial quality over size.

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