About Habitusliving

 

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.

 

Learn more

What We're Seeing

Formwerkz’ Modern Take On Traditional Architecture

Alan Tay and Seetoh Kum Loon of Formwerkz designs Cloister House in Malaysia as a refreshingly modern take of the idioms of classical architecture.

Gabriel Tan On Longevity In Design

Every aspect of the Grange Garden Apartment – down to the furniture – has been crafted by multidisciplinary designer Gabriel Tan to prioritise light, storage and the occupants’ way of living.

Who We're Speaking To

Studio Esteta Believes In The Many Facets Of Beauty

In just three years, Melbourne practice Studio Esteta has established itself as a presence to watch on the Australian design stage. We go behind the scenes to learn what makes these 2019 INDE.Awards’ The Prodigy nominees tick.

Inside The Home Of Singapore’s Studio Juju

The home of Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui, co-founders of Studio Juju, is filled with their favourite things and a rather impressive collection of chairs.

Where We're Going

Introducing Your 2019 INDE.Awards Partners

As the INDE.Awards continues to be a true reflection of design and architecture from the Asia Pacific region – it is our partners, through their support, that show what the industry has to offer.

X-MATERIALITY Extended: Challenging Design Experiments

A collaboration that stunned Melbourne Design Week this year, X-MATERIALITY by TSAR x BYZANTINE x LUKE is not to be missed.

At The Forefront

ADVERTORIALS

The Pairing Of Japanese Craftsmanship And Contemporary Design

Dating back to 1940, Karimoku has since established itself as a longstanding timber company built upon manufacturing high-tech and high-touch products.

Design Products

Habitus Loves… A Study Nook

Whether working from home or wanting to do some occasional studying, this Habitus Loves list can help you stay organised and avoid distractions.

Design Hunters

Why Gaggenau Got On Board With Habitus House Of The Year: People’s Choice

Robert Warner is the general manager for Gaggenau in Australia. As a partner of Habitus House of the Year: People’s Choice, we spoke to Rob about the initiative, what it offers the industry, and why Gaggenau had to be involved.

Architecture

The Mantab Group: Where Business Meets Leisure

In Kuala Lumpur, the Mantab Group workplace is a hospitality-driven design, where business and leisure come together in space of intentional mismatches.

Design Products

Solid Wood Makes A Comeback At Salone

Whether fuelled by an appreciation for craftsmanship or by a retreat from technology, simple and robust solid wood furniture makes its mark at Salone 2019.

Happenings

Arthur Mamou-Mani For COS At Milan

Fashion powerhouse, COS, explores 3D printing at Milan Design Week with an installation using renewable resources by architect Arthur Mamou-Mani.

From our Friends

Julep​’s Contemporary And Romantic Allure

Voluptuous, yet light, Julep by Tacchini has a welcoming appearance that was first launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan 2018.

Renovating A Heritage Listed Home

Alisa and Lysandra have fitted a terrace in Melbourne with Zip HydroTaps and a bold material palette so that it is sympathetic to its heritage but suitable for a modern dweller.

The Matte Black Bathroom Trend

The use of matte black bathroom accessories in the home is a trend that’s here to stay, serving as a way to create a sleek and versatile space in the home.

Kitchen Design Without Limits

When thinking of your kitchen design, space and style are two of the most important elements to consider, along with functionality. Enter the Siemens inductionAir.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Conversations

Close To Nature: Tree Houses In Australia

Who said tree houses were for children? These five houses embrace their leafy environments, offering a peaceful paradise amongst the towering trees.

Architecture

A Fitzroy Addition Inspired By A Church

Whiting Architects’ renovation of a heritage-listed terrace may have had its fair share of challenges, but it also had a little divine intervention to help it along the way.

Design Hunters

Yann Follain Is Designing For The People

Being an architect is not being a star. Being an architect is helping to change the world. Yann Follain of WY+TO focuses on changing lives through design.

Architecture

Four Leaves Villa Emanates Stillness

Four Leaves Villa is a weekend home that not only looks like a pile of leaves, but was also inspired by one.

Architecture

Habitus’ Top Boutique Design Hotels Across The Region

We showcase the six projects across the Asia Pacific that have truly set the standard for boutique design hotels and internal hospitality design.

Architecture

Transforming A Pub Into A Home

Ioa Studio worked their magic to renovate a 150-year-old pub in North Melbourne into an eclectic, thoroughly modern urban retreat.

Habitus Living