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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

CAPA Studio’s Asian-Inspired House And Garden In Perth

Sitting comfortably in the local landscape – which includes one of Perth’s few remnant lakes – this contemporary house by CAPA Studio integrates planting and water features to create a harmonious living environment.

A Pleated Roof Unfolds In Highett

A strong contrast between a folded steel roof and timber-clad walls brings illumination and new life to a tired weatherboard home by Megowan Architectural.

Who We're Speaking To

Vanessa Katsanevakis On The Importance Of Craftsmanship

Director Vanessa Katsanevakis heads Sussex Taps, the Melbourne-based manufacturer her father established in the 1990s. Habitus talks to her about his legacy and her thoughts on the next big trends in tapware.

Design According To Heritage And Climate: Shaun Lockyer

As the director of his eponymous studio, Shaun Lockyer is responsible for some of Queensland’s most stunning, environmentally responsible homes. Leanne Amodeo talks to the Brisbane-based architect about the practice’s recent projects.

Where We're Going

It’s Officially Official: Meet Your 2019 INDE.Awards Winners

The long-awaited night of nights celebrating architecture and design across the Indo Pacific Region has been and gone. And as we hang up our coats and put our formal attire in to be dry cleaned, let us bask in the glory of the 2019 INDE.Awards winners.

WORKSHOPPED19: A Chance To See The Latest In Emerging Design

WORKSHOPPED19 is giving Sydneysiders a chance to see work from nearly 40 designers working in furniture, lighting, and object design, asking when is a design fit for purpose?

At The Forefront


Folk Studio Are Calling All Coffee Lovers

If you like your café like your coffee – fresh and familiar – then check out Folk Studio for their new design of Wentworth Street Coffee.

Design Hunters

Teeland Architects Fosters Connections Between People And Their Environment

Inspired by nature and the Noosa hinterland, the Teeland Architects founder David Teeland creates architecture that exudes an abiding sense of place.

Design Hunters

5 Minutes With 2019 INDE.Awards Ambassador Andrew Piva

“Designing a building that is a perfect balance of art and architecture, that’s a challenge,” says Andrew Piva of B.E Architecture.


Visit Shishi-Iwa House For A Social Retreat In The Japanese Mountainside

Shigeru Ban designs a boutique resort in Karuizawa, Japan, using architecture as a restorative tool and contextualising connections between nature, architecture and its inhabitants.


3 Furniture Brands To Know

Saturday Indesign is nearly upon us and FLOC Studio is making an exciting appearance this year with three brands you want to know about.


Timeless, Elegant Interiors At St Regis, Hong Kong

Referencing the New York roots of the St Regis brand, as well as the iconography of Hong Kong, André Fu creates evocative luxurious interiors for this anticipated new hotel.

From our Friends

Designing kitchens without compromise

When designing kitchens, aesthetics and functionality need to work in unison. With Gaggenau, this process is a breeze.

Designer dreams realised in Hawthorn

In a well established, heritage listed suburb such as Hawthorn in Victoria, it is exciting to see new life blooming in the rich and culturally sophisticated streets.

The new outdoor furniture collection from Blu Dot

Five new outdoor furniture collections have touched down on Australian shores from the American furnishings icon, Blu Dot.

Continuing To Inspire And Innovate: Gaggenau

As a sponsor of this year’s INDE.Awards Living Space category, Gaggenau remains an inspiration with its newest appliances.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


Taikoo Shing Apartment by Studio Adjective

There are many ways to tackle the constraints of small square footage. Studio Adjective’s clever space planning and use of materials for an apartment in Hong Kong makes an exemplary case study.


Unfussy Architecture By Kennedy Nolan

Care of the their new residence in Melbourne, Kennedy Nolan showcases what you can achieve with less and where the importance lies in design.


A Peranakan-Style Apartment Finds Its Place In Singapore

The Peranakan style, with its blend of Chinese and Malay influences, carries a distinct allure that has stood the test of time. With this apartment, Linear Space Concepts has combined traditional Peranakan elements with new ideas to create a gorgeous home that stands out from the rest.

Design Products

Habitus Loves… A Man Cave

Moody and dramatic, these pieces from designers local and across the globe allude to the cool comforts of retreating to a typified ‘man cave’… whisky in hand.


Robson Rak Brings A Heritage Home Into The 21st Century

For a young family in Melbourne’s bayside suburb, Robson Rak designs a home that balances an L.A. Pavilion-style with heritage Victorian features.

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.

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