Habitus Living

Habitus Living curates the best residential architecture and home interior design across Australia and the Indo Pacific. Covering residential interior design and house architecture as well as home design news, Habitusliving is the digital home of Habitus magazine. We source engaging stories and bring you breathtaking Asian and Australian residential architecture design.

What We're Seeing

Living in a kaleidoscope of light

The paradox of House Under Shadows is that in creating sporadic darkness, the building in fact also does the opposite – it shapes light.

Unearthing the liminal

Searching for new ways to tap into the senses, Aēsop Pitt Street has launched a world-first for the brand. Introducing the Sensorium.

Who We're Speaking To

The secret life of trees

Liew Yu Hua is a Singaporean designer-maker who draws inspiration from the untold stories of nature to create furniture and objects mindfully.

Where We're Going

Subscribe to Habitus magazine and you could win a work of art!

Valued at $9,200, this gorgeous painting by Miranda Russell will go home with one lucky person who subscribes to the magazine, thanks to Station Gallery.

A night of celebration for the INDE.Awards

The crème de la crème of the architecture and design community came together in-person to celebrate the INDE.Awards. Relive all the best moments here.

At The Forefront

Happenings

There’s no stopping art and design: The best upcoming programs in 2022

We’re kicking off 2022 with a little reminder that there are some incredible events on the horizon. Take a look at the program from Melbourne Design Week 2022 and check out what’s on at the 23rd Sydney Biennale.

Design Hunters

Building a design vocabulary

In establishing a new life in Copenhagen, Australian designer Nikolai Kotlarczyk uses his experience of being a newcomer to nurture new design ideas.

People

The things that really matter, with Melinda Huuk

The Studio* Collaborative’s Melinda Huuk sums it up perfectly when she says, we can rationalise beauty to ourselves but it “needs to be underpinned by purpose and responsibility”. She highlights the Fleur Sofa by King for its responsible manufacture – a quality that takes its beauty beyond skin-deep.

ADVERTORIALS

When beauty becomes function, with V-ZUG

The V-ZUG name is synonymous with a pared-back elegance that allows its boutique range of appliances to blend seamlessly with any number of kitchen styles. That beauty is more than skin deep – as the new Excellence range reveals.  

People

A long-term relationship the V-ZUG way

V-ZUG’s superior reputation for design, quality and innovation is underpinned by an equally exemplary approach to customer service

Design Hunters

What Can We Learn From Reddie Founder Caroline Olah?

We sit down with Reddie Furniture founder Caroline Olah to discuss Asian influence, design heritage and manufacturing.

From our Friends

Re-engineering the kitchen to reflect contemporary lifestyles

Twenty years after it pioneered the introduction of the steam oven in the home kitchen, V-ZUG’s extends its lead in taking innovation out of the lab and into our lives with Excellence by V-ZUG.

When Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

With any technological advancement comes the imperative of user-friendliness. V-ZUG masters the challenge with complete solutions that meet a range of user needs with style and ease.

This Harbourside Apartment is Designed for Contemporary Family Life

Architect Stephen Varady has used a considered palette of Calacatta marble and mirrored surfaces to transform a 1950s harbourside apartment in Sydney into sculptural, gallery-like space with a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances at its heart.

A Modern Kitchen for a ‘Caribbean Colonial’ Oasis

Designer Kate Walker’s Biscayne demonstrates how choosing the right appliances can help turn a dated dwelling into a dream home.

From The Archive

Homes

Room by Room and Bones Studio Revamp a Traditional Queenslander

Room by Room and Bones Studio deliver a new take on a traditional Queenslander for a family looking for an improved indoor-outdoor living experience.

Architecture

Witty Meets Whimsy In Glebe House By Tribe Studio

Beyond its fanciful first impressions, this artful Victorian Cottage restoration by Tribe Studio expresses witty resolve and packs an inimitable mixed-use programme to cater for WFH.

Design Hunters

Redefining Boyd’s Australian Ugliness

A new book on Australian architecture responds to Australian architect Robin Boyd’s seminal text, The Australian Ugliness, as it takes a fresh look at the nation’s ‘ugly past’ through a series of critical essays by multiple authors.

Happenings

Habitus Gift Guides – A Taste of Christmas

Habitus editor Aleesha Callahan is curating a series of festive season gift guides, each inspired by the five senses. Up first is 'taste', where food is the undeniable centrepiece. Peruse products that are the perfect kitchen and dining accompaniment.

Architecture

An Indian Row House That Stacks Up To Meet The Needs Of Compact Living

In New Delhi, India a new style of residence has been designed by Studio Lotus providing comfort and amenity for families as well as reinventing living on a vertical scale.

Architecture

Platforms And Atriums At Open Shut House

Beginning its life as half of a semi-detached art-deco-styled dwelling, Open Shut House has been extended to account for the ever-changing nature of a family with four young adult children.

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