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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

Architecturally-Designed Beach Side Abodes That Stole Our Imagination

Join us as we reflect on the residential projects covered in 2018 that display a genuine connection to the coastal site upon which they sit, using architecture and design to complement nature's finest work – rather than compete with it.

A Play Of Terrain And Domain By Park + Associates

Nestled within nature, Stark House by Park + Associates is a harmonious balance between the lush surrounds and vibrant interior architecture.

Who We're Speaking To

Other Architects Forging A New Path

Challenging conventions and provoking thought, Grace Mortlock and David Neustein are the two halves that make up Other Architects.

Wes Anderson’s Latest Pursuit Isn’t Cinema – But It Sure Is Cinematic

The celebrated American director who has morphed from cult icon to mainstream success has collaborated with Beirut-born set and costume designer Juman Malouf on a new exhibition for the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in Vienna.

Where We're Going

Design Miami: The Four-Day Design Destination

A highly curated design event, Design Miami is a strong representation from North American galleries. With powerful influence throughout the design world, Elana Castle looks at its broad and lasting impact.

Habitus #42 Will Stop You In Your Tracks – And It’s On Sale Soon

The final issue for 2018, the Trailblazers issue, will be on sale Thursday 13 December. To celebrate, Habitus teamed up with Living Edge at the Vitra Design Museum’s Miniatures Exhibition.

At The Forefront

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Habitus Loves…Christmas

Guaranteed to take your Christmas celebrations this year to the next level, this list of our favourites is fun, quirky and can fit into any interior.

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A Complete Garage Overhaul With Covet

For a family with children nearing driving age, Covet’s transformation of a residential garage results in a unique and breathtaking space.

Architecture

5 Times Interior Architecture Improved Our Dining Experience

Architects, designers, and their hospitality savvy clients are well aware that the interior architecture of a cafe, restaurant, wine bar or cake shop can take patrons to the next level of brand experience.

Architecture

History Reinvented In House With A Loggia

This home by RT+Q Architects proves that the works of 16th century Venetian architect Andrea Palladio is more than relevant in the design of a modern house in the tropics.

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Becoming Limitlessly Zen With Apaiser

Designed to allow its users to reflect and revitalize, the Zen Oval Bath from Apaiser is neither classic nor contemporary.

Happenings

The Birthday Party For The Harbour 1976 Showroom

Late November saw the one-year anniversary of the flagship Harbour 1976 Sydney showroom, and that’s worth celebrating.

From our Friends

The VOLA Legacy – 50 Years And Beyond

This year VOLA is celebrating 50 years of a tap design legacy, and marked the occasion in a half-century party in held in Denmark.

The Integrated Kitchen And The Modern Home

The idea of the integrated kitchen, where appliances blend into the design of the kitchen itself, is an increasingly popular trend in design – and New Zealand architects and designers have been paying attention.

Corian Washplanes: A Streamlined And Space-Conscious Design Solution

A washbasin solution for the smallest room in the house: Announcing the New Corian Washplane.

NOMOS watches join The Hour Glass

Watches from legendary German watchmaker NOMOS can now be found at Australia’s luxury watch retailer, The Hour Glass.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Architecture

Defining the Nexus Between Public and Private Living with Hikari House

We want privacy… but we also want connection. How do Pranala Architects approach residential design within this difficult paradox?

Design Hunters

Are The Sydney Opera House Sails For Sale?

In case you missed it – though we’re not sure how you could have – Sydneysiders and the design community have vehemently rallied in support of Louise Herron, CEO of the Sydney Opera House, and her efforts to protect the integrity of Australia’s most iconic piece of architecture.

Architecture

Nature V Nurture: The Great Interior Debate

Could rethinking the form of function of the humble window completely redefine how we connect our homes with nature, preserve privacy and maximise our interior space? Malaysian-based architects Formzero prove yes.

Design Hunters

Doherty Design Studio On Achieving A Statement Kitchen

Mardi Doherty, director of the Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary design practice Doherty Design Studio, is at the forefront of contemporary kitchen design and knows exactly what it takes to make a statement kitchen.

Architecture

6 Residential Exteriors That Will Stop You In Your Tracks

In celebration of the launch of Habitus House of the Year, we've pulled together our favourite, jaw-dropping exteriors from the 2018 inaugural selection. Is one of the following your Habitus House of the Year? Vote now is for the People's Choice.

Architecture

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.

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