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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 Local Touch Informs This Beach-Front Resort

K House by Norm Architects and Aim Architecture balance contemporary and vernacular influences for a contemporary vision of resort luxury in Sri Lanka.

A Nissen Hut Structure Overlooks The Great Australian Bight

In this beachside holiday house that remembers the iconic Nissen Hut, Max Pritchard Gunner Architects showcases the beauty of understated, simple, environmentally responsive design.

Who We're Speaking To

Shadowing An Architect: Koichi Takada

Koichi Takada Architects is known for luxury high-rise apartments, rich materiality and expensive finishes. But we find there is much, much more substance to this story than just good looks.

Making Light Of Art

In 2013 Christian Mussati co founded WonderGlass with his father Maurizio. The Italian handblown glass lighting company has become known for its bespoke craftsmenship and collaborate efforts with some of the architecture, design and art industry’s most globally revered names.

Where We're Going

Habitus House Of The Year Is Back And We Can’t Wait To Show You What We’ve Got

The year may be fast getting away from us but one thing that’s unforgettable on our radar is Habitus House of the Year. As we round out our 20 best examples of how people live through architecture and design across the Region, here’s a heads up on what you can expect.

“Innovative And Awe-Inducing” – Announcing INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist

The results are out! We’re excited to introduce you to your INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist. Read on to find out which entries made the final cut.

At The Forefront

Design Products

Habitus Loves…Winter

To combat the chill winds and frosty temps, we’ve come up with a Habitus Loves list that is sure to warm up your interiors.


Movers & Shakers: Meet our Saturday Indesign Ambassadors

Registrations for Saturday Indesign are now open! As we get closer to the day – Saturday 22 June – we’re working with this incredibly talented and diverse group to make sure it’s the most engaging it can possibly be. Meet our 2019 Saturday Indesign Ambassadors.


Euro Affinity in 2019

From rustic inspirations to gold and brass highlights, everything that was once old is new again with an Art Deco revival.

Design Products

Elegant Architectural Crispness In The Orlo Collection

Designed by Nick Rennie for United Products, the Orlo Collection is ideal for both the residential and contract markets.


Design Opulence Reigns Supreme At Art Of Dining 2019

A lavish, masquerade ball-style affair invites guests to immerse themselves in a design extravaganza of extraordinary dining.


Retro Tropicalismo By Masquespacio

The result of combining Japanese traditions with the tropical and exotic atmosphere of Brazil, Kaikaya by Masquespacio is an unconventional restaurant.

From our Friends

HayShop.com.au is now live!

HayShop.com.au is the all new way to get the latest and greatest from Danish design giants HAY, thanks to the ever diligent design experts at Cult Design.

The Award-Winning Tūroa Shower And Bathroom Collection

From New Zealand’s shower design experts Methven comes an award-winning shower that is not only designed for aesthetics, but is technologically advanced to suit ever-changing needs.

Anaca Studio Puts A Twist On The Melbourne-Made Contemporary Classics

Presenting a relaxed sophistication combined with a subtle masculine appeal, Anaca Studio impresses with their fresh new collection.

Ross Gardam Brings Sophistication To Light With Nebulae

Made for the 21st century contemporary setting, Ross Gardam creates the new Nebulae products with purpose and curiosity.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Design Hunters

One Of Australia’s Leading Architects: Rachel Neeson

Recently announced as a 2019 INDE Luminary nominee, Rachel Neeson has overcome personal tragedy and paved the way as one of Australia's leading architects.


A Bespoke Approach To Infinity Spa By Space Popular

How do you add emphasis and a point of difference when working with a cookie-cutter building shell? Space Popular created a monochrome backdrop to let a collection of custom furniture visually punch through.

Design Hunters

Inside The Home Of Singapore’s Studio Juju

The home of Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui, co-founders of Studio Juju, is filled with their favourite things and a rather impressive collection of chairs.


How This Old Church Became A New Family Home

A pragmatic but brazen approach to the reinvention of a historic Brisbane church site into a dynamic and contemporary family residence.


A Slice Of Italy On The Streets Of Melbourne

An Italian Pasta Bar in Melbourne's CBD by Biasol Design drew design inspiration from the likes of traditional Italy, Ancient Rome and the modern, culture hub that is Melbourne.


Suburban Residential Architecture Leaps And Bounds Ahead Of The Rest

Some architects choose to view site constraints such as size, orientation, rigid briefs and budgets as welcome challenges. Here are Habitus' favourites from the year that was.

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