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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

A Local Touch Informs This Beach-Front Resort

K House by Norm Architects and Aim Architecture balance contemporary and vernacular influences for a contemporary vision of resort luxury in Sri Lanka.

A Nissen Hut Structure Overlooks The Great Australian Bight

In this beachside holiday house that remembers the iconic Nissen Hut, Max Pritchard Gunner Architects showcases the beauty of understated, simple, environmentally responsive design.

Who We're Speaking To

Shadowing An Architect: Koichi Takada

Koichi Takada Architects is known for luxury high-rise apartments, rich materiality and expensive finishes. But we find there is much, much more substance to this story than just good looks.

Making Light Of Art

In 2013 Christian Mussati co founded WonderGlass with his father Maurizio. The Italian handblown glass lighting company has become known for its bespoke craftsmenship and collaborate efforts with some of the architecture, design and art industry’s most globally revered names.

Where We're Going

Habitus House Of The Year Is Back And We Can’t Wait To Show You What We’ve Got

The year may be fast getting away from us but one thing that’s unforgettable on our radar is Habitus House of the Year. As we round out our 20 best examples of how people live through architecture and design across the Region, here’s a heads up on what you can expect.

“Innovative And Awe-Inducing” – Announcing INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist

The results are out! We’re excited to introduce you to your INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist. Read on to find out which entries made the final cut.

At The Forefront


Top Picks From Style Bangkok Fair 2019

Set to become Asia’s largest fair, integration of cultures and innovation of materials were key aspects at this year’s Style Bangkok Fair.

Design Products

Habitus Loves…Winter

To combat the chill winds and frosty temps, we’ve come up with a Habitus Loves list that is sure to warm up your interiors.


Movers & Shakers: Meet our Saturday Indesign Ambassadors

Registrations for Saturday Indesign are now open! As we get closer to the day – Saturday 22 June – we’re working with this incredibly talented and diverse group to make sure it’s the most engaging it can possibly be. Meet our 2019 Saturday Indesign Ambassadors.


Euro Affinity in 2019

From rustic inspirations to gold and brass highlights, everything that was once old is new again with an Art Deco revival.

Design Products

Elegant Architectural Crispness In The Orlo Collection

Designed by Nick Rennie for United Products, the Orlo Collection is ideal for both the residential and contract markets.


Design Opulence Reigns Supreme At Art Of Dining 2019

A lavish, masquerade ball-style affair invites guests to immerse themselves in a design extravaganza of extraordinary dining.

From our Friends

HayShop.com.au is now live!

HayShop.com.au is the all new way to get the latest and greatest from Danish design giants HAY, thanks to the ever diligent design experts at Cult Design.

The Award-Winning Tūroa Shower And Bathroom Collection

From New Zealand’s shower design experts Methven comes an award-winning shower that is not only designed for aesthetics, but is technologically advanced to suit ever-changing needs.

Anaca Studio Puts A Twist On The Melbourne-Made Contemporary Classics

Presenting a relaxed sophistication combined with a subtle masculine appeal, Anaca Studio impresses with their fresh new collection.

Ross Gardam Brings Sophistication To Light With Nebulae

Made for the 21st century contemporary setting, Ross Gardam creates the new Nebulae products with purpose and curiosity.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


11 Reason To Enter INDE.Awards Before 8 February

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.

Design Hunters

Arent & Pyke’s Genevieve Hromas On Kitchens Of Today

As an Associate at Arent & Pyke, Genevieve Hromas knows a thing or two about outstanding residential kitchen design. Leanne Amodeo talks to her about bespoke fittings and fixtures and future trends.


DavidovArchitects In The Pursuit Of Restraint

DavidovArchitects' SLD Residence shows a restrained approach with unembellished forms, a limited material palette and the control of natural light.


Crossing The Threshold

Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects design a mountainside house with thresholds that heighten the character of the residence and its views.


It’s Time To Re-Learn Everything You Thought You Knew About Design Hotels

If you think you’ve noticed a growing popularity of collaboration within the architecture and design community you’re not wrong. But The Collectionist Hotel in Sydney takes things to the next level.


A Boxy Brick Annexe Makes The Perfect Addition To This Terrace House

Breathe Architecture leverages the beauty of exposed brickwork and the canny use of space to add valuable amenity to a typical Port Melbourne terrace house.

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