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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

Carthona House By Daniel Boddam Studio Looks Quite Contrary

Daniel Boddam channelled the vernacular of Brazilian modernism for the extension of a Federation bungalow, in Mosman, Sydney, resulting in a considered and cohesive home.

A House Built Around Trees

Austin Maynard Architects considers Garden House its most sustainable project thus far.

Who We're Speaking To

Sue Carr’s Brilliant Career Honoured

Leading light of the Australian design community, Sue Carr has been awarded an AM in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honour List.

Daniel Boddam’s Home Is A Machine For Experimenting

Whether designing buildings or furniture, or working from a base in Byron Bay or in Sydney – the approach Daniel Boddam takes is always about striking a balance.

Where We're Going

Cultivating Connection With Habitus #51

Habitus #51 – the Kitchen and Bathroom special – explores the ways in which our kitchens and bathrooms create connection and respite.

Pulling Back the Veil

We have a sneak peek at what’s coming out in our next issue of Habitus magazine – including a preview of Terrace House 1 by Dreamer.

At The Forefront

Architecture

The Places where we Live

Our homes give us joy and comfort but the shortlist of The Living Space in this year’s INDE.Awards is so much more than this – these are homes to truly desire.

Design Hunters

Exceptional Design Studios

Whether the practice is large or small and whatever their chosen genre of work, each entrant in The Design Studio is a consummate achiever.

Design Products

Remarkably Different, Remarkably Markian

Brisbane-based furniture and accessories brand Markian invites you to look at the world a little differently.

Architecture

Living Together in Style

The shortlist of The Multi-Residential Building explores how we provide shelter and comfort in context with population density, climate and requirement.

Architecture

An Inviting Home That Doubles As A Set Backdrop

When lifestyle influencer Joycelyn Thiang wants to snap a series of outfits, she can now choose to do so from one of the many appealing corners in her Singaporean flat.

Architecture

What Is The New European Bauhaus?

A new European Bauhaus is making waves and tackling sustainability in an all-new way, and Sunflower by Koichi Takada Architects presents this new model in fine form.

From our Friends

HabitusTV Presents: A New Kind of Hospitality

Thoughtfully crafted by Adele Bates, Sub-Zero and Wolf’s new showroom is a combination of appliance showcasings and restaurant grandeur.

Our Verdict: A Home Coffee Machine Is So Worth It And This One’s The Best

Looking for a home espresso machine? Winning Appliances exclusively offers La Marzocco’s Linea Mini — a sleek, stylish and innovative machine that will deliver the perfect cup of coffee every time.

An Inner-City Sanctuary Designed To Last A Lifetime

Within the ever-changing nature of our present context, finding tiny moments of solace is an understated luxury.

Bringing Your Bathroom a Soft Exuberance

In response to the ‘soft mood’ trend, antoniolupi innovates with Colormood — a contemporary material that delivers a multi-sensory experience in both colour and texture.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Architecture

Escape To The Urban Jungle

Tasked with creating a refined and relaxing occasional house out of this Singapore condo apartment, Parenthesis channelled a Japanese sense of Zen.

Architecture

High Density Residential Design Like You’ve Never Seen

Practical, unpretentious and designed for high density, these contemporary compound houses forge private, peaceful, inner-city fortresses for the families that reside in them.

Architecture

7 Of Our Favourite Coastal Houses From 2020

Quinessentially light, bright and airy, coastal houses are amongst the most antipodean of residential typologies our regional vernacular has to offer.

People

The 2021 INDE.Awards Jury – Exemplars Of Design

As a jury member in the 2021 INDE.Awards the position is both rewarding and challenging. Past experience is brought to the fore and professionalism is front and centre but at all times there is a generosity of expertise and time involved. Let’s talk to the jury for the 2021 INDE.Awards and find out about the experience.

Design Hunters

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.

Architecture

“Robust But Elegant” Wins Habitus House Of The Year 2020

Habitus House of the Year honours exceptional residential architecture and design completed across the Indo Pacific Region within the past 18 months. Here are your 2020 winners.

Habitus Living