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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 Cabin That Plays With Volumes

The Mushroom is a series of cabins in a Chinese pine forest that draws inspiration from nature with a ballooning mushroom form and expansive panoramic views.

A Home Bringing The Owner’s Values To Life

Ruxton Rise by studiofour brings to life the owner’s values of family, health and integrity through a sensitive design that focuses on an experience rather than an overt statement.

Who We're Speaking To

Have you Designed the Kitchen of the Year? Only One Month to go!

Time is running out, don’t miss your chance to be crowned Gaggenau’s Kitchen of the Year for 2021 and win!

The Secret Life of Clay

We chat with Stephanie James-Manttan, an Adelaide based ceramicist and head of JamFactory's ceramics studio. Stephanie shares insights into the production processes that went into creating two new products for Jam by JamFactory.

Where We're Going

Redefining Boyd’s Australian Ugliness

A new book on Australian architecture responds to Australian architect Robin Boyd’s seminal text, The Australian Ugliness, as it takes a fresh look at the nation’s ‘ugly past’ through a series of critical essays by multiple authors.

INDE.Awards Mixer – A Night To Celebrate And Reconnect

Rainy Sydney played host to the INDE.Awards mixer event: an opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate a 2020 programme unlike any other.

At The Forefront


Living together, high and low

Multi-residential living is the way of the future and whether you live in Hong Kong or Mumbai, Melbourne or Singapore good design makes all the difference to our lifestyle and wellbeing.


Ambassadors Lead the way in the 2021 INDE.Awards

Our Ambassadors for the 2021 INDE.Awards represent a multitude of countries and each brings their exceptional talent and myriad experience to 2021.


An extraordinary jury for the 2021 INDE.Awards

With 16 of the world’s best architects and designers on the INDE.Awards jury, this year shapes up to be a singular awards program and one not to be missed.

Design Hunters

The INDE.Summit is Coming: Topics Announced!

The year’s most anticipated knowledge-led event is coming in August. Be the first to discover the topics today


A Rock Climbers Dream Home

Sailom House by Anonym brings three families under one roof, responding to their eclectic combination of hobbies with unique design elements, including a rock climbing wall.

Design Hunters

Exploring materials and manufacturing with Rhys Cooper

With JamFactory launching Jam – a new all-Australian line up of locally designed and manufactured products, furniture and lighting – we chat with Rhys Cooper, whose Cusp Collection features in the Jam range.

From our Friends

The Studio Kitchen by Kennedy Nolan and Laminex

The respected Melbourne architects give a masterclass in colour, texture and proportion, to deliver a stunning kitchen that feels spacious despite its diminutive footprint.

EDIT: The New Wave of Kitchen Design

Cantilever's latest kitchen created in collaboration with Kett is called EDIT - which spelled backwards reads' tide'. Taking inspiration from the recurring rhythm of a wave and its visual and emotive qualities, an affinity with the natural world informs the creative process, the colour palette and the kitchen's engaging materiality.

Characteristically Italian And Family Oriented

Available now to Space Furniture, Baxter's range of furniture pieces are an emulsion of beauty, modernist aesthetic and traditional craftsmanship.

MiPlank By Polyflor Is What Your Floor Deserves

Inspired by the timber of Australia’s most iconic trees, MiPlank is the latest effort from the Polyflor, who have sustainability at the top of their list.

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From The Archive


What Makes An Icon?

Though she wouldn’t say so herself, Karen McCartney’s latest book can be taken as a survey on Australian architects and the houses they’ve designed in the latter half of last century. In this exclusive extract, we look at the previously unseen Jackson House by architect Daryl Jackson.


Grand Things Come in Small Packages

Tsai Design demonstrates how small-footprint architecture can be generous and achievable.


The 2020 INDE.Awards Winners are here!

The 2020 INDE.Awards Winners have been announced. Discover the best in the Indo Pacific

Design Hunters

Introducing Australia’s Next Top Furniture Designers

Soon to be alumni JamFactory associates, these three emerging furniture designers/makers are destined for acclaim — but not without an official introduction.


Ho Chi Minh On A Whole New Level

The split-levels of this row house in Vietnam were purpose designed by Khôun Studio to encourage connection and natural ventilation throughout.


A Private Nature Reserve In Singapore

Windsor Park House in Singapore, designed by Millet Architects, is created for all the pleasures of the tropics without extravagant design or spending.

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