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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

In Line With The Spirit Of Chinese Traditional Gardens

Blending the traditional Chinese garden with modern working spaces, The Garden Island Courtyard Renewal from epos architecture immerses the user into passive nature.

A House That Opens On Three Sides

Fuseika House, designed by T-Square Design Associate, is closely connected to its environment and enlivened by the sunlight, breeze and rain.

Who We're Speaking To

Sydney XXXL Book Review: What’s The Problem With Sydney?

Sydney can seem an untameable beast. Sydney XXXL, a new book by architect Ed Lippmann, looks at the city’s past present and future.

Who Is Patchwork Architecture Anyway?

Big ideas are coming out of the small and emerging Wellington practice Patchwork Architecture, the firm behind the house featured on the cover of Habitus #46.

Where We're Going

The 411 On Entering The INDE.Awards 2020

With the entries for the 2020 INDE.Awards officially open, here's your guide to entering the Indo-Pacific’s first and only regional design awards program.

Were You As Busy As We Were In 2019?

From Habitus House of the Year and the INDE.Awards to Saturday Indesign (Melbourne and Singapore) and FRONT we celebrated the Region, promoted it, challenged it and did our best to make it accessible to all.

At The Forefront

Design Products

Cheeky Chairs From Adam Nathaniel Furman

London-based designer and creative spirit, Adam Nathaniel Furman, has harnessed the subversive, affirmative and joyous powers of cuteness and the unexpectedly queer to bring us the PHaB chairs.

Design Hunters

The Emergent Voices Who Are Changing The Pace In Australian Design

Design is a beautiful thing: it has the power to bring creative minds together to create game-changing designs that challenge how we perceive the world, reimagine our everyday spaces and foster the growth of humankind.

Design Products

Formae Puts Form First And Foremost

The fruit of the new generation of an Italian family business, Formae is a brand that seamlessly synthesises industrial design and artisan craft.

Design Products

Jon Goulder Pays Homage To His Artisanal Heritage

In collaboration with Broached Commissions, celebrated Australian designer–maker Jon Goulder has crafted a collection of limited-edition furniture that recounts his artisanal heritage.


4 Standout Staircases That Took Us To A Whole New Level

These staircases break notably from their traditional use as a humble transitional vehicle. Their form, material use, colour palette and physical presence, has allowed them to become one of the most prominent design features of the houses within which they reside.


5 Heritage Houses Made New Again

What was old is new again in these five outstanding examples of heritage restoration projects that respond to residents' modern needs while respecting the history of the site.

From our Friends

The Final Flourish On A Melbourne Townhouse Project

In Cremorne, Victoria, a Melbourne Townhouse redevelopment reveals the splendour of the built form.

Introducing The Australian Furniture Design Award 2020 Shortlisted Designers

The National Gallery Victoria (NGV) and Stylecraft have officially announced the shortlisted designers for the Australian Furniture Design Award 2020.

Timeless With A Passionate And Innovative Spirit: Neatt. By studio.mckeon

Built on a wealth of knowledge and a passion for valuable design, Seaton McKeon of studio.mckeon, in collaboration with James Laffan, presents the latest furniture collection, Neatt.

New Space, New Identity For Stylecraft Singapore

Stylecraft and HASSELL’s collaborative legacy of awe-inspiring showroom interiors has breached new frontiers with the new Stylecraft Singapore showroom.

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From The Archive


Tropical Modernism: 80ADR-House By ONG&ONG

ONG&ONG expands on the Modernist language of a house, and adapts it for a multi-generational family in Singapore.


The 6-Star Green Star Art Gallery, Sydney Modern Has Started Construction

On 7 November 2019, the project of Pritzker Prize-winning architecture and design firm SANAA, Sydney Modern – the long-discussed Art Gallery of NSW extension – finally began construction over two decommissioned WWII naval oil tanks in Sydney’ Domain.

Design Hunters

Gentle Activism By Anna Ross Of Kester Black

Anna Ross, founder of Kester Black, has pioneered a design-led approach to cosmetics, underpinned by ethical ‘common sense’. See what this approach translates to at home.


5 Houses Designed To Thrive In Sub-Tropical Climes

These five residences highlight that the architects and designers of the Indo-Pacific region have mastered the art of indoor-outdoor living.


Poepke Boutique Gets A MAKE Creative Makeover

When Nicola Lie asked MAKE Creative to give her boutique, Poepke, a redesign and refresh the cross-disciplinary design duo, Antonia Pesenti and Patricia Bondin were thrilled to be a part of the transformation.


Saturday Indesign Heats Up As More Exhibitors Join The Line-Up

The one-day design festival Saturday Indesign is heating up as more design brands get added to the growing list of exhibitors.

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