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Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


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What We're Seeing

K59 Atelier Creates A Dialogue With The Sun, Wind And Rain

Borrowing elements from traditional dwellings, K59 Atelier has designed Tile Roof House to withstand the tropical monsoon climate and contribute to the cultural identity of Ho Chi Minh City.

Traditional Cambodian Culture Informs The Design Of The Modern Luxury Hotel

What is the new Cambodian architecture? Studiogoto’s design for Alila Villas Koh Russey inevitably brings up this discourse in its referencing of cultural elements within a contemporary foil.

Who We're Speaking To

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.

David Hansford Is A Pragmatist

Brisbane-based architect of DAH Architecture, David Hansford, is interested in the psychology of people and how they interact and inhabit a space.

Where We're Going

Cult Pop-Up Launch: They Came. They Curated. They Conquered.

The launch of the Cult Curated Edition by Infinite Design Studio on Wednesday evening filled Woollahra’s Queens Court with an eclectic crowd and an effervescent atmosphere.

Meet Your 2019 Habitus House Of The Year Jury

We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice. Meet – or get reacquainted with – your 2019 Habitus House of the Year Jury.

At The Forefront

Design Products

Habitus Loves… Mood Lighting

Lighting is arguably one of the most atmospheric elements of any space, and these room-enhancing lighting solutions have us well-and-truly seduced.


Aneeta: Bringing You Uninterrupted Views And Unparalleled Possibilities

To use the term ‘uninterrupted’ to describe the view from an Aneeta sashless window is almost an understatement.

Design Hunters

Moving Beyond The Box

Architect Howard Tanner returns to the Habitus House of the Year 2019 jury and this year he’s looking forward seeing sculptural forms, honest connections to surrounding landscapes, and houses that feel lived in.


HouseLab Launches Defect Management Tool

As the building industry continues to grapple with construction issues and ongoing defect management, local start-up HouseLab has announced a new tool to combat it.

Around The World

Rethinking Tradition In Bangalore, India

It took the residents of this Brick House in Bangalore, India, twelve years to decide they’d outgrown their former residence. This new build by Collective Project responds to the family’s needs now and into the future.

Design Hunters

Bathrooms That Benefit From A Connection To The Natural Environment

Connection to the outdoors is as highly desirable in the bathroom as it is in a residence’s living areas, where letting the outside in weighs positively on an individual’s wellbeing.

From our Friends

NikolaTesla – Cooking Inspired By Genius

From Residentia Group comes the NikolaTesla Flame by Elica; the first fully integrated gas cooktop with extraction.

Flumood: A State-Of-The-Art Material From antoniolupi

As a combination of aluminium hydroxide and synthetic resin, Flumood developed by Antonio Lupi is the ideal material for the bathroom.

Hard Surface Solutions From Rocks On So Far

Having already launched over 45 new products in 2019, here are a few examples that emphasise how Rocks On continues to lead the industry.

A New Take On ‘A Material World’

Laying eyes on the end-result of Webber Architects’ use of Earp Bros' surfaces throughout one of their latest residential projects evokes a sense of synaesthesia. And we like it.

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From The Archive


Butcher Shop Turned Family Home By Ian Moore Architects

How a 19th century butcher shop became a contemporary home without losing its original character.


Studiofour Redesigns For Better Living

Studiofour’s alteration and addition to a single-storey Victorian-era house creates lighter, brighter spaces for a growing young family.


A Family-Friendly Terrace House By Couple Abode

Couple Abode designs a 5 storey family-purposed terrace house with a strong emphasis on wood for different work and play scenarios in Singapore.


Remaining True To An Ashgrovian Queenslander

The transformation of an elegant Ashgrovian Queenslander on a sloping site sees an architect’s studio carved into the thermal mass beneath his primary residence.

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 Hunters

Shakers And Makers, Thinkers And Do-ers Of 2018

Throughout the year Habitus has been fortunate to borrow the time of some of the industry's most creative and innovative Design Hunters, lending our ears and sharing their paths and perspectives.

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