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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

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Is Designing For Change

Stepping Park House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is the latest addition to the firm’s “House for Trees” series challenging the status quo of architectural design in Ho Chi Minh City.

Butcher Shop Turned Family Home By Ian Moore Architects

How a 19th century butcher shop became a contemporary home without losing its original character.

Who We're Speaking To

The Spirit of Place According To Palinda Kannangara

Sri Lankan architect and INDE.Awards 2019 Ambassador Palinda Kannangara discusses the relationship between the spirit of place and architecture.

The Armadillo & Co Foundation On A Mision In India

Armadillo & Co has always been about Fair Trade, sustainability, and the support of the local Indian community of weavers. The Armadillo & Co Foundation is simply an extension of this.

Where We're Going

Australian Art Meets Artful Italian Design

Two worlds collide in the latest Arflex campaign, in which Australian art and Italian design come together in an inimitable collaboration.

Test Riding Elica’s Latest At The Portsea Polo

A glamorous affair at Portsea in Victoria proved to be the perfect stage for Residentia to try out Elica’s soon-to-be-launched free-standing cooktop.

At The Forefront


Celebrating The Bauhaus’ Centenary

As the Bauhaus marks its centenary with a year-long program of events, we take a brief look back at the history of the influential school.

Design Hunters

Breathe Architecture Bridging Inefficiencies

Growing up, Jeremy McLeod always wanted to build bridges. Instead, as founding director of Breathe Architecture, he is bridging gaps in the Australian design industry.

Design Hunters

Inspiring Hotel Bathroom Design Ideas

Stepping from the bathtub to the ocean or immerse in a private hot spring – what takes hotel bathroom designs to the next level?

Design Products

Contemporary Yet Traditional: Bathware By Claybrook

Reinventing the classic British bathroom, Claybrook recently released a collection of baths and basins that possess a timeless design style.

Design Products

Habitus Loves… An Art Deco Resurgence

The Art Deco style is characterised by geometric shapes, strong arches, angles, and a high-contrast colour scheme. This Habitus Loves list sums it up perfectly.


What Makes A Design Influencer?

In the age of the social influencer, we believe it’s your design actions that define you as a game-changer. Here are three celebrated projects from the 2018 INDE.Awards that have positively impacted people’s lives.

From our Friends

Great Dane Takes A Trip To The Stockholm Furniture Fair

Regular attendees for nearly a decade now, Australia’s number one retailer of all things Scandinavian Great Dane is at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2019 with a wealth of new ideas, products and design inspiration.

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.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


Rejuvenating A Yarra Valley Icon

The Domaine Chandon Winery has been a fixture of the verdant Yarra Valley for over 30 years. So when the global Moët Hennessy sparkling wine house approached Melbourne designers Foolscap Studio, the stakes were high to not only produce a high-end hospitality experience for the new world, but also preserve the legacy of a three-decade old icon.


This Rural Residence Clearly Defines Its Boundaries – Right Before It Pushes Through Them

In rural New Zealand Herbst Architects turns a seemingly limitless space into one neatly organised around three simple box forms.


Home Designed Layer-By-Layer By Molecule Studio

A tight triangular block and a hundred year old adjacent brick drain are tricky design challenges for any home – but as Molecule Studio proved with the Triangle House, they’re also design opportunities.


Less Is More In This Tiny Apartment By Tsai Design

This 35-square-metre one-bedroom apartment with home office demonstrates how to live well with less.


A Strong Design Concept Drives Holistic Architecture And Interiors

‘Fold and frame’ is the name of the game – or design concept – in this family home in Five Dock, Sydney.


Designing A Home For Work, Rest And Play

Melbourne-based design legends Austin Maynard Architects tackle the challenge of designing a sanctuary for different people in a single home with their latest project: Kiah House.

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