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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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At The Forefront


How To Use The Past To Inform The Future

A spacious Annandale warehouse residence has a rich history of past inhabitants and uses, each of which has informed the space as it stands today.


How Do Architects Design For The Future?

As architects attempt to solve complex questions around how our buildings can be more efficient, they increasingly look to natural design elements and the earth’s ecosystems, which have been quietly reinventing themselves since time immemorial.


A Private Family Sanctuary

Carter Williamson Architects transforms a once-claustrophobic medley of spaces into a liveable, light-filled and private family sanctuary.

Design Products

Snarkitecture And Caesarstone Team Up To Alter The State of Design

For the 6th time, leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone returns to Milan’s Fuorisalone, this year to unveil Altered States, the highlight event of their 2018 designer collaboration programme with New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture.


SJB’s Kirsten Stanisich On Design In Barrangaroo, Sydney

SJB’s Director of Interior Design and iconic Australian creative, Kirsten Stanisich, dissects her process and thinking for design in Barrangaroo. 12-Micron is one of the most instagrammed restaurants of the past six months.


Is This Melbourne’s Tiniest Café?

Hidden down one of the city’s most famous laneways, Tulip Coffee by CoLAB Design Studio has just enough room for you, your coffee date, and your third wheel.

INDE Awards Timeline
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Accommodating The Evolving Habits Of A Contemporary Lifestyle

The INDE.Awards Living Space Category recognises the best projects in the Asia Pacific residential sector. Tackling everything from denser urban populations to new technologies and climate change, the best living spaces view the complexities and intricacies of their site not as challenges but as opportunities for innovation.

Announcing Your 2018 INDE.Awards Jury

Entries for the INDE.Awards 2018 are open and our jury is taking shape with leading figures from architecture and design in APAC and beyond. Year two of the INDE.Awards, which will be bestowed in Singapore on 29 June 2018, is set to be APAC’s most significant celebration of regional architecture and design.

INDE.Awards Are Back In 2018 With All New Categories

Design and architecture in Asia Pacific are progressing in response to the region’s needs, and so are the INDE.Awards in 2018! The time to enter is now!

Who Won At The Inaugural INDE.Awards?

On Friday 30th June, we announced the winners of the very first INDE.Awards program. Couldn’t make it? Don’t stress! Here are your official 2017 winners…

From our Friends

Independent Living for an Innovative Bathroom

The recently released Methven Independent Living bathroom collection not only makes bathing easier, but also has modern design appeal to complement any bathroom design.

The Doonan Glasshouse – Finding Beauty in Simplicity

The Doonan Glasshouse has become an iconic building on the Sunshine Coast. With a minimalist interior and monochromatic colour palette, the concealed cisterns of Geberit were the obvious choice for the bathrooms.

Introducing the Abstract Rugs of Mr Fräg

The team at Designer Rugs has unveiled and launched an exciting new range with an all-new collaborator – meet Mr Fräg.

Designer Rugs adds the Finishing Touch to Contemporary Homes

Often the most eye catching aspect of a room, the humble rug has come a long way in the late 20th and early 21st centuries - and the team at Designer Rugs are pushing this design hero into the next level with their customisable collection of rugs.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


A Cantilevered Retreat In The Japanese Mountains

Japanese architect Masato Sekiyo’s innovative and practical approach for a cantilevered concrete structure as a contemporary holiday fishing cabin and residence in Japan’s Ohmine mountain range.



Integrating optical illusions into the design, this home from KAVELLARIS URBAN DESIGN beautifully subverts the canon of the classic home.


Tropical Brutalism At The Slow In Canguu, Bali

The Slow is a new design hotel bridging modern and traditional elements with local stone, native wood and raw concrete to instill “tropical brutalism”. Australian owners, in partnership with a local Balinese studio, GFAB Architects, have created a contemporary island stay in the heart of Canggu, Bali.

Design Hunters

Creating MINI Design Hunters

Habitus recently partnered with I-Manifest and MINI to create a Micro-School of design in which high school-aged students would consider how architecture and design can bring awareness to future living habits.


L’Hôtel Marrakech Illuminates The Grandeur Of Old-World Morocco

Tiptoeing between outstanding opulence and characterful charm, this restored traditional Moroccan home turned luxury hotel will pull at all of your heartstrings.


Clever Design To Reconnect The Community

ICON developers team up with SJB to reconnect neighbours with innovative design in Cantala apartments in Melbourne’s Caulfield North.

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