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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

Fabian Tan Designs A Suburban Cave In Kuala Lumpur

Architect Fabian Tan harks to primal affinities instead of adhering to the status quo in renovating Bewboc House, a suburban terrace in Kuala Lumpur.

An Enduring House For Endurance Athletes

This house, designed by Downie North, provides a relaxing, durable space for a family’s active lifestyle.

Who We're Speaking To

Dialling In With Koichi Takada

On the 4th episode of Dialling In With Habitus we speak to Koichi Takada, a Sydney-based globally-recognised architect, about the opportunities within architecture presented to us by way of the pandemic.

Rive Roshan Creates Objects Of Visual Wonder

Rive Roshan is a design practice working across many mediums questioning the perceived difference between art and design.

Where We're Going

Enjoy The Quarterly Edition Of Habitus, Digitally

In light of the extra time you may be spending at home over the weekend and during the week, the current issue of Habitus is now available to read, for free, online at Habitus Living from cover to cover.

The INDE.Awards 2020 Shortlist Hones In On Excellence In Design

The INDE.Awards 2020 shortlist is officially in! Without further ado, here are the exemplary design projects, people and objects that prevailed this year's record-breaking entries.

At The Forefront

Design Hunters

Habitus Webinar Recap: Lessons In Liveability

Lately – for reasons that need no explanation – we’ve got to thinking: are modern houses and apartments aptly designed to be lived in 24/7? As it turns out, no; they are not.


Did Someone Say Online CPD Education… For Free?

Yes indeed, you read right. Brought to you by Indesign Media, CPD Live offers CPD education to architects and designers – online, for free.

Design Products

The Revival Of Traditional Twentieth-Century Tapware

For nearly half a century, Agape has consistently transformed the functional bathroom space into a sanctuary of wellbeing and relaxation. This year, they reveal the Memory Collection.


A Home By Any Other Name

Walan Brisbane, a new development on the Brisbane River by architecture studio bureau^proberts, pushes multi-residential typologies into new waters.


Living Edge Launches A Website Refresh

Living Edge announces a total site refresh and the results allow Design Hunters across Australia a tailored, optimised, easy browsing experience. If you haven't done so already we encourage you to check it out.

From our Friends

Crème De La Domestic Kitchen

The latest and greatest evolution of the Gaggenau combi-steam oven marries the principles of a professional kitchen, the aspirations of a private chef, and the design sensibilities of an architect.

Who’s Got The Best Kitchen Design Of Them All?

Sub-Zero and Wolf, leaders in luxury kitchen appliances, have commenced their bi-annual search for the best in contemporary kitchen design across the globe.

Modern Minimalism Inspired By Art Deco Architecture

Take a seat anywhere in the house with the new extended Sedis collection from acp atelier for Stylecraft.

Outdoor Dining with The Alfresco Kitchen

Let’s take this outside! Artusi completes its Alfresco range with their Alfresco Kitchen.

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From The Archive


An Exploration Of Emerging And Exisiting Housing Typologies

Is the housing crisis more an opportunity than a threat? An expose on emerging and existing housing typologies in a changing social and economic landscape.

Design Hunters

Who Is Patchwork Architecture Anyway?

Big ideas are coming out of the small and emerging Wellington practice Patchwork Architecture, the firm behind the house featured on the cover of Habitus #46.


A Space Of Intimacy And Intrigue By Landini Associates

Experiential design mastermind Landini Associates has collaborated with Australian jewellery label Sarah & Sebastian to create a retail space that is the essence of understated luxury and avant-garde innovation.

Design Hunters

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.

Design Products

7 Elegantly Resolved Passive Solar Design Solutions

In today’s climate, following the principles of passive solar design in the context of our built environment is not an ideal – it’s an absolute imperative.


This Clever Layout Makes More Room To Move On A Tight Site

Jost Architects created more space and a feeling of openness in this heritage-listed St Kilda worker’s cottage that offered little room to move.

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