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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

Modernist Design Stands The Test Of Time

R House in Malaysia by Ken Yeang is a climate-responsive and ever-contemporary exemplar of tropical modernist design that was ahead of its time.

Powerfully Passive

A memorable yet unassuming façade and material palette from MRTN Architects belies very considered, thoughtful architecture designed for a family of five.

Who We're Speaking To

A Global Education

Following years abroad, Katie Lockhart returned to New Zealand in the mid 2000s to set up her eponymous interior design practice.

Remembering Ahmad Djuhara

Malaysian architect, Kevin Low, remembers his long friendship with the late Ahmad Djuhara who helped re-think modern South-East Asian architecture.

Where We're Going

The Annual Kitchen & Bathroom Issue Is Now Free To Read Online!

This year the Kitchen & Bathroom special edition of Habitus is free to enjoy online as well as in print.

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

One-On-One With The Co-Founder Of Leif

In celebration of the annual Habitus Kitchen & Bathroom issue, we speak to co-founder of Leif Products Jonnie Vigar about his recent bathroom renovation.


RSVP Here For The Virtual Event Of The Year

The anticipation is building as we're just a week away from discovering the winners of the 2020 INDE Awards at the first digital gala!


A Concrete Café In Singapore By Studio SKLIM

Voids Café in Singapore promotes the art of coffee and tea drinking through an experiential design for engaging all the senses, conceived by Studio SKLIM.


Your Go-To Guide to the INDE.Digital Gala

With the INDE.Awards Digital Gala just weeks away, we’ve got the lowdown on how to best enjoy the virtual event we’ve all been waiting for!

Design Hunters

Calling For Exemplars Of Different, Better Design

Great news: as of today, you officially have another two weeks to get your entries in for Sustainability Awards 2020! Here’s what the judges are looking for.

Design Hunters

Three-D Conceptwerke Designs With A Personal Touch

No two people are the same, so why should their homes be? At three-d conceptwerke, the designers create highly individualistic homes that stand the test of time.

From our Friends

Enjoy Beauty In The Everyday

It’s the smaller touchpoints, easily overlooked by those who aren’t paying attention, that elevate an interior and define the designer.

Hidden Gems

The Bolgheri basin designed by Gumdesign for antoniolupi is inspired by the stunning scenery, colours and forms of a rural Tuscan landscape.

The Elemental Fixtures For An Alfresco Kitchen

Abey’s range of Marine Grade stainless steel sinks and mixers are the ideal fixtures and fittings for an al fresco kitchen worthy of antipodean living.

Ruskin Elwood Offers Environmentally Enlightened Living

In Melbourne, HIP V. HYPE teams up with V-ZUG to deliver four high-performance homes that puts quality of life front and centre.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Design Hunters

Bethan Gray Is A Citizen Of The World If There Ever Was One

Bethan Gray works, travels, finds inspiration and collaborates with craftspeople the world over. Recently in Australia, Habitus was lucky to catch her.


In Perpetuity: Balmain Rock By Benn+Penna

Rock-like materials and a sense of monumentality connect a new concrete pavilion with a longstanding sandstone cottage.


Taking The Corner Takes The Cake

Residents of King George House in East Freo, Perth, by Robeson Architects enjoy the confluence of commercial and contemporary in this bold design.


A House Designed To Disappear

With a landscape architect and an interior designer for clients and a creatively inclined builder, Davis Architects collaborated closely with stakeholders to realise the vision for this house in Byron Bay.

Design Products

10 Architect-Designed Home Offices And Study Spaces

Straight from the interiors of some of the most exceptional examples of residential architecture across the Indo Pacific region, here are ten stunning study spaces and home offices.

Design Hunters

The Age-Old Material Needed To Build A Sustainable Future

With soil as the main, widely available ingredient, rammed earth construction is making its return to the forefront of sustainable design in regions around the world.

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