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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

Ten Kitchens For Ten Years

In celebration of the annual Habitus Kitchen & Bathroom issue (on sale now), we look back at ten favourite kitchen designs across the Indo Pacific Region from the decade gone by.

A Brutalist Façade Belies Verdant Greenery And Open Plan Living

In a rarely seen move, Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects builds a house to its boundaries in order to get the most of nature – but in this case, nature is found inside its four walls.

Who We're Speaking To

A Global Education

Following years abroad, Katie Lockhart returned to New Zealand in the mid 2000s to set up her eponymous interior design practice.

Remembering Ahmad Djuhara

Malaysian architect, Kevin Low, remembers his long friendship with the late Ahmad Djuhara who helped re-think modern South-East Asian architecture.

Where We're Going

The First Word From Habitus #48

Now more than ever we retreat to the sanctuaries that are our homes, looking to architects and designers to provide spaces that keep us safe and clean, and promote our wellbeing.

The INDE.Awards 2020 Shortlist Hones In On Excellence In Design

The INDE.Awards 2020 shortlist is officially in! Without further ado, here are the exemplary design projects, people and objects that prevailed this year's record-breaking entries.

At The Forefront


The 2020 INDE.Awards Is Coming To You (Literally)!

Turn your home into a black-tie event and screen the INDE.Awards Gala as we unveil the very best in Indo-Pacific architecture for 2020.

Design Hunters

What Does Energy Efficient Housing Really Look Like In Australia?

The first in a two part series, Rachael Bernstone delves deep into the current state of energy efficient housing in Australia: what initiatives are currently in place and what effect are they having?


Have You Got Your Submissions In For Sustainability Awards 2020?

With the fourteenth annual Architecture & Design Sustainability Awards to be held November 12 in Melbourne, Victoria, the time to enter is now.

Design Products

The Imaginative And Playful World Of Me Too

Italian furniture brand, Magis transports you to a world of creativity, imagination and endless playing with Me Too, the furniture collection specially designed for children.

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World Leading Designers Available Locally

Living Edge announces new releases from global favourites BassamFellows, Muuto and Established & Sons.

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Sitting With A True Gentleman

As an expert in making exciting dreams come true, Marcel Wanders and Poliform introduces us to the convivial Gentleman; the dapper seating collection designed for every space.

From our Friends

The Long History Of Danish Design

For more than half a century VOLA has upheld the Danish reputation for outstanding design. It's latest series, On Design, explores other Danish greats and their contributions to the global architecture and design community.

Innovation Without Compromise: The Story Of V-ZUG

Swiss boutique appliance manufacturer, V-ZUG, shows us how innovation without compromise can work for both people and planet.

New, Bold And Beautiful Cattelan Italia Keramik Finishes

Cattelan Italia Keramik welcomes Arenal, Breccia and Zefiro – three new captivating finishes, inspired by precious minerals – to its cast of bold and beautiful ceramic furniture.

Get Access To Four New Designs From Ritzwell

New designs from Ritzwell that would have been released at Salone del Mobile 2020 are now unveiled through a global, digital campaign.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Design Hunters

Hock Hoon On How To Craft A Timeless Home

Singapore-based father and son interior design and carpentry duo, Hock Hoon, takes a human-centred approach to crafting creative, timeless and space-efficient design solutions.

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Partu (Skin) Brings Diversity In Design And Culture Together

Partu (Skin) is a collaborative project between Johnny Nargoodah, a Nyikina man, and Trent Jansen, a design anthropologist, that explores different methods of collaboration while maintaining equal co-authorship.


Greening, Screening And Ageing Well

Biophilic design may be trending but for HYLA Architects, it has always been an integral part of design in the tropics. This house in Jalan Harom Setangkai, Singapore, is a fine showcase of such an affinity.


A Rural Retreat By MRTN Architects

An unobtrusive and self-sufficient weekender by MRTN Architects offers rural solitude and an opportunity to work the land.


A Crafti House In Melbourne By Robert Simeoni

After nearly 30 years, writing on architecture is second nature. But when the subject is your own home, being objective takes on a different meaning.

Design Hunters

Martin Johnston’s Homage To Craftsmanship

Furniture designer and maker Martin Johnston is continuing his family legacy in Byron Shire, working with craftsmanship techniques and machinery inherited from his father.

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