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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

First Appearances Are Deceptive In This Japanese Row House

Designed by Arbol, this Japanese row house appears as a closed, flat form. But once inside, the interior is open and layered, filled with sunlight and fresh air.

In Line With The Spirit Of Chinese Traditional Gardens

Blending the traditional Chinese garden with modern working spaces, The Garden Island Courtyard Renewal from epos architecture immerses the user into passive nature.

Who We're Speaking To

Sydney XXXL Book Review: What’s The Problem With Sydney?

Sydney can seem an untameable beast. Sydney XXXL, a new book by architect Ed Lippmann, looks at the city’s past, present and future.

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.

Where We're Going

The 411 On Entering The INDE.Awards 2020

With the entries for the 2020 INDE.Awards officially open, here's your guide to entering the Indo-Pacific’s first and only regional design awards program.

Were You As Busy As We Were In 2019?

From Habitus House of the Year and the INDE.Awards to Saturday Indesign (Melbourne and Singapore) and FRONT we celebrated the Region, promoted it, challenged it and did our best to make it accessible to all.

At The Forefront

Design Products

New Year, New Releases From Muuto

Scandinavian design brand Muuto has embraced the new year with the release of furniture, lighting, and accessories design collaborations with Earnest Studio and Thomas Bentzen.

Design Hunters

What Do You Do After Working For Australia’s Biggest Hospitality Giant?

Director and co founder of Example, Rebecca Gibbs has gone from strength to strength, working for some of the most globally recognised companies before co founding her own with business partner Andy El-Bayeh.


Co-Living Brand Hmlet Designs For The Digital Nomad

150 Cantonment Road, Singapore, has lived through numerous incarnations. First a school; then a bureaucratic headquarters; now, the largest facility of Singapore-based co-living brand, Hmlet.

Design Products

Cheeky Chairs From Adam Nathaniel Furman

London-based designer and creative spirit, Adam Nathaniel Furman, has harnessed the subversive, affirmative and joyous powers of cuteness and the unexpectedly queer to bring us the PHaB chairs.

Design Hunters

The Emergent Voices Who Are Changing The Pace In Australian Design

Design is a beautiful thing: it has the power to bring creative minds together to create game-changing designs that challenge how we perceive the world, reimagine our everyday spaces and foster the growth of humankind.

Design Products

Formae Puts Form First And Foremost

The fruit of the new generation of an Italian family business, Formae is a brand that seamlessly synthesises industrial design and artisan craft.

From our Friends

A New Era Of Design For Lladró

Say what you will about porcelain figurines, but there’s no denying Spanish design icon, Lladró, knows how to keep up with the times.

The Final Flourish On A Melbourne Townhouse Project

In Cremorne, Victoria, a Melbourne Townhouse redevelopment reveals the splendour of the built form.

Introducing The Australian Furniture Design Award 2020 Shortlisted Designers

The National Gallery Victoria (NGV) and Stylecraft have officially announced the shortlisted designers for the Australian Furniture Design Award 2020.

Timeless With A Passionate And Innovative Spirit: Neatt. By studio.mckeon

Built on a wealth of knowledge and a passion for valuable design, Seaton McKeon of studio.mckeon, in collaboration with James Laffan, presents the latest furniture collection, Neatt.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


A Private Weekender Hidden Atop The Hills Of Hyderabad, India

Nestled deep within the hilly terrain of Hyderabad, India, Lakehouse by CollectiveProject offers its owners – and their guests – a weekend respite from urban life.

Design Hunters

The Hybrid Kitchen

Integrating the kitchen island and dining table may be a response to small footprint living, but it also upholds the kitchen as the heart of the home, as Leanne Amodeo, guest feature editor of the Kitchen & Bathroom issue, discovers.


Achieving Residential Privacy In A Condensed Neighbourhood

This Japanese residence by FujiwaraMuro Architects boasts a striking double-arced concrete façade that acts as both a screen and structural divider.

Design Hunters

One Of Australia’s Leading Architects: Rachel Neeson

Recently announced as a 2019 INDE Luminary nominee, Rachel Neeson has overcome personal tragedy and paved the way as one of Australia's leading architects.


Surprises Await In This Port Melbourne House By Pandolfini Architects

You would never know what lies beyond this single-fronted worker’s cottage from looking at its façade. But there are a series of surprises in store.


A Voluminous And Organic Home Set In A Subtropical Garden

Homage to Oscar is a classic piece of 1960s modernist architecture brought back to life by updating and finishing the original home by George Reeves.

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