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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

First Appearances Are Deceptive In This Japanese Row House

Designed by Arbol, this Japanese row house appears as a closed, flat form. But once inside, the interior is open and layered, filled with sunlight and fresh air.

In Line With The Spirit Of Chinese Traditional Gardens

Blending the traditional Chinese garden with modern working spaces, The Garden Island Courtyard Renewal from epos architecture immerses the user into passive nature.

Who We're Speaking To

Sydney XXXL Book Review: What’s The Problem With Sydney?

Sydney can seem an untameable beast. Sydney XXXL, a new book by architect Ed Lippmann, looks at the city’s past, present and future.

Who Is Patchwork Architecture Anyway?

Big ideas are coming out of the small and emerging Wellington practice Patchwork Architecture, the firm behind the house featured on the cover of Habitus #46.

Where We're Going

The 411 On Entering The INDE.Awards 2020

With the entries for the 2020 INDE.Awards officially open, here's your guide to entering the Indo-Pacific’s first and only regional design awards program.

Were You As Busy As We Were In 2019?

From Habitus House of the Year and the INDE.Awards to Saturday Indesign (Melbourne and Singapore) and FRONT we celebrated the Region, promoted it, challenged it and did our best to make it accessible to all.

At The Forefront

Design Hunters

What Do You Do After Working For Australia’s Biggest Hospitality Giant?

Director and co founder of Example PR, Rebecca Gibbs has gone from strength to strength, working for some of the most globally recognised companies before co founding her own with business partner Andy El-Bayeh.


Co-Living Brand Hmlet Designs For The Digital Nomad

150 Cantonment Road, Singapore, has lived through numerous incarnations. First a school; then a bureaucratic headquarters; now, the largest facility of Singapore-based co-living brand, Hmlet.

Design Products

Cheeky Chairs From Adam Nathaniel Furman

London-based designer and creative spirit, Adam Nathaniel Furman, has harnessed the subversive, affirmative and joyous powers of cuteness and the unexpectedly queer to bring us the PHaB chairs.

Design Hunters

The Emergent Voices Who Are Changing The Pace In Australian Design

Design is a beautiful thing: it has the power to bring creative minds together to create game-changing designs that challenge how we perceive the world, reimagine our everyday spaces and foster the growth of humankind.

Design Products

Formae Puts Form First And Foremost

The fruit of the new generation of an Italian family business, Formae is a brand that seamlessly synthesises industrial design and artisan craft.

Design Products

Jon Goulder Pays Homage To His Artisanal Heritage

In collaboration with Broached Commissions, celebrated Australian designer–maker Jon Goulder has crafted a collection of limited-edition furniture that recounts his artisanal heritage.

From our Friends

The Final Flourish On A Melbourne Townhouse Project

In Cremorne, Victoria, a Melbourne Townhouse redevelopment reveals the splendour of the built form.

Introducing The Australian Furniture Design Award 2020 Shortlisted Designers

The National Gallery Victoria (NGV) and Stylecraft have officially announced the shortlisted designers for the Australian Furniture Design Award 2020.

Timeless With A Passionate And Innovative Spirit: Neatt. By studio.mckeon

Built on a wealth of knowledge and a passion for valuable design, Seaton McKeon of studio.mckeon, in collaboration with James Laffan, presents the latest furniture collection, Neatt.

New Space, New Identity For Stylecraft Singapore

Stylecraft and HASSELL’s collaborative legacy of awe-inspiring showroom interiors has breached new frontiers with the new Stylecraft Singapore showroom.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


Queenslander Architecture And A Dream Of Textured Off-Form Concrete

A yoga studio, a staircase that drinks light and hand-finished material touches on this fine example of Queenslander Architecture contribute to the textured beauty of Mermaid Beach Residence by B.E Architecture.


A Contemporary Vernacular Of Australian Architecture

We look at five contemporary Australian homes that have been inspired by the country’s traditional architectural language.

Design Hunters

Sustainable Architecture To Reduce Environmental Impact

These Australian houses are designed to reduce their impact on the earth and provide healthy living environments for residents.


A Home To Escape To By Kennedy Nolan

A home to escape to while remaining utterly connected to its surrounds, Fitzroy Lane House by Kennedy Nolan presents an island-like dwelling within a rapidly changing streetscape.


CO-AP Designs Modern Terrace Houses In Sydney’s Inner East

In the Portman Street Terraces, CO-AP exhibits Australia’s inner-city terrace houses that have adapted for today’s lifestyles.


Christopher Beer Architects Design A House In Town

For this New Zealand family, relocating from Auckland to a rural town has led to a remarkable urban project: a semi-public house complete with a micro café and gallery.

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