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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

Café Oriente Is Seoul’s Semi-Underground Coffee Shop

Finding the perfect balance between two distinct architectural concepts is always challenging. However, Labotory successfully harmonises Korean aesthetics with minimal charm in Café Oriente.

ONG&ONG Framing And Taming Nature Through Design

ONG&ONG's latest residential project in Singapore's Fraser Hill estate places materials in their natural state amidst a curated nature.

Who We're Speaking To

Pan Yi Cheng Simply Designs and Makes

From the big picture of massive visionary urban designs to the minute scale of physical product making, the exceedingly versatile Pan Yi Cheng recounts the genesis of Produce.

EHDO Architecture’s Pursuit For A Positive Impact

Meet the small Perth architecture firm playing a key role in shaping the form and quality of Western Australia’s built environment.

Where We're Going

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.

11 Reason To Enter INDE.Awards Before 29 January

We believe that exceptional design speaks for itself. That’s why we’ve curated 11 INDE.Awards categories that champion the most progressive work in the region.

At The Forefront

Design Hunters

Sarah Ellison Has Turned Her Career Into One Long Lesson

Sarah Ellison’s furniture collection, Golden, is a culmination of more than ten years in the design industry and everything she has learnt along the way.

Design Hunters

Penelope Forlano Marks A Century Of Women’s Achievement

Designer and artist Penelope Forlano is marking 100 years of women’s contributions to art, society and government with an installation in the Parliament of Western Australia.


Duplex Design: When Two Is Better Than One

These six duplex developments demonstrate that liveability, natural light and stand-out street appeal needn’t be sacrificed for space or yield.

Design Products

Walk On Landscapes With Designer Rugs

This range by Designer Rugs and bernabeifreeman pushes boundaries, proving that carpets can be used as a material, motif and medium.

Design Products

Outdoor Furniture That Shines With A Ray Of Light

Modern and lightweight, the Ray collection of outdoor furniture for WOUD adds Danish design charm for all seasons.

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


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.


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?


A Compact, Coastal Home By Topology Studio

What was originally an old Victorian property has been transformed into a compact, sustainably-smart creation by homeowners and architects Topology Studio.


Mornington Glory

A striking geometric language and flexible planning define this laid-back beach house design that sits like a bathing box atop the sand dunes.


Taking Open-Plan Spaces To A New Level

MODO uses volumes, levels and materials at Bulleen House to signify transitions and define one open-plan space from another.


A Next-Level Courtyard House In Singapore

Hyla Architects’ inward-facing design gives rise to a family home that features two courtyards and an impressive spatial plan.

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