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What We're Seeing

Graphic Simplicity And Architectural Singularity In Canberra’s Red Hill Precinct

A pavilion-esque residence resonates with the distinguished presence of diplomatic residences in a Garden City milieu.

5 Habitus House of the Year Houses That Champion An Attention To Materiality

The architects responsible for these houses within the Habitus House of the Year 2019 selection show a keen attention to detail in form and function when it comes to material selection.

Who We're Speaking To

Meet The Visionary Behind Ovolo Hotels

No doubt we have all encountered frustrations in our travels, but few have turned those frustrations into a collection of bold and bespoke boutique hotels.

Sook Kim Focuses On The Details

Sook Kim undertook an architectural student exchange from Seoul to the Queensland University of Technology – and ended up staying.

Where We're Going

What We Learnt From The Habitus House Of The Year Judging Day

With the long-awaited Habitus House Of The Year cocktail evening mere weeks away, the time has come once again for our independent jury to come together and discuss, assess, and decide upon an overall winner.

The Long-Awaited Launch Of The Elvire Collection From Caroma

Last night Caroma officially launched the Elvire Collection designed by Luke Di Michiel to a room full of prominent architects, designers and end users. Habitus was proud to be there in support.

At The Forefront

Design Hunters

Margie Fraser’s Ode To The Queenslander’s Of Habitus House Of The Year 2019

Margie Fraser, Habitus' valued contributing writer and Queensland local, shares her perspective on Habitus House of the Year 2019.


The Art Of Coastal Living

Sitting on Sydney’s charming coastline, Tom Mark Henry captures the joy of living well by the seaside with Clovelly House.

Design Products

Good Things Come From Shared Design Values

In collaboration with Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects, Karimoku have created a tailormade furniture collection, marking the launch of Karimoku Case Study.

Design Hunters

Palinda Kannangara Champions Design For Need, Not Excess

Architect Palinda Kannangara joins the jury for Habitus House of the Year 2019, and his focus is on innovative yet timeless architectural articulations of culture, climate, user, and lifestyle. Nothing more, nothing less.


Meet This Year’s Esteemed Sustainability Live Panelists

The third annual Sustainability Live conference will return to The Star, Sydney on November 7 with a series of renowned panellists dissecting this year's most important industry issues.

Design Hunters

StylecraftHOME: Champions Of Honest And Expressive Design

Tony Russell, Brand Director at StylecraftHOME, is working towards elegant and contemporary pieces to enhance residential spaces. Here, he discusses Habitus House of the Year and the evolving nature of design across the Indo Pacific Region.

From our Friends

A Seaside Sanctuary: North Residences By bureau^proberts

The North Residences in Burleigh by bureau^proberts are a fine example of coastal living.

Aneeta Duomode Windows: The Best Of Both Worlds

A sleek and modern take on traditional servery windows, Aneeta’s Duomode sashless window gives the streamlined appearance of a fixed window and the functionality of a fully operable one.

Win a Pure Linen Bedding Set from Hale Mercantile Co with Habitus House of the Year

Quality linen has such a timeless appeal. Durable, tactile, and low-maintenance; the textile provides warmth in the winter, breathability in the summer, and ages ever so gracefully.

The Future Is Looking Good: New Lago Furniture At Misura

Salone del Mobile 2019 marked the unveiling of a contemporary furniture range from Lago. The pieces, each designed with great love for and awareness of the future, are now available at Misura.

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From The Archive


Traditional Indian Interior Design Is Modernised At ISH

Elements of a traditional Indian fine dining restaurant have been given a contemporary twist. The resulting restaurant is right at home in the culinary precinct of Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.

Design Hunters

Shou Sugi Ban: The Art Of Charred Cedar

Five Australian architects and designers are embracing the centuries-old traditional Japanese technique of Shou Sugi Ban.

Design Products

Tapping Into Design With Sussex

The design experts at Sussex taps are always looking for a better way to do things; which is why their taps continue to be a stylish landmark of innovation in the industry.


IKSOI Design Studio Creates A Cave-Like Café In India

Over in India, Java+ café by IKSOI Design Studio manages to feel both dark and moody yet generous in space and atmosphere.


Kate Berry Knows How To Feed Her Passion

Having never been one to rest on her laurels, Kate Berry has a colourful portfolio spanning work in creative agencies, a food blog-turned-magazine, and an event series. We visit the eclectic kitchen of this Melbourne-based creative.

Design Hunters

According To The LBDA Jury, Metaphor Studio Are Masters At Spatial Planning

In 2018 Metaphor Studio was recognised with a Special Commendation for Interior Design Firm of the Year at the Lookbox Design Awards (LBDA). How did their 20 years in practise steer them towards such recognition?

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