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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

Small But Serene: Less is More in Bokey Grant’s Calming MB Apartment

Clever use of space and sharp, attentive design combine for a tasteful – yet affordable – update to a young couple’s apartment in Sydney’s Inner West.

An Apartment That Balances Live And Work

Designing a deeply personal apartment in response to the owners’ lifestyle, Nicholas Gurney has created a home for live, work and play.

Who We're Speaking To

Watts Up With ADesignStudio’s Alex Fitzpatrick?

Discover how this Australian lighting design studio combines centuries-old craftsmanship with up-to-the-minute cutting edge technology.

When Life And Design Collide

We chat with partners in life and work – Garth Elliott and Alyssa Sheldrake – and hear about the early days of ZETR, juggling a fledgling business and a new family, to breaking into the design industry with a unique product.

Where We're Going

Habitus House of the Year returns soon…

Coming to life behind the scenes, get ready to be inspired with a selection of incredible homes from across the region – each bringing something unique. In the meantime, let's meet the jury and our partners.

Towards The Longview: Living Cities Forum Line-Up Revealed

Returning for the fourth year, the Living Cities Forum by The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced an inspiring line-up of cross-disciplinary speakers.

At The Forefront


Platforms And Atriums At Open Shut House

Beginning its life as half of a semi-detached art-deco-styled dwelling, Open Shut House has been extended to account for the ever-changing nature of a family with four young adult children.


In Praise of Shadows (and Light)

A 1940’s Ballarat bungalow gets a clever extension that adds volume, light and a connection to the outdoors.

Design Hunters

Have you got your FREE ticket to the INDE.Summit?

Don’t miss 2021’s most anticipated architecture and design knowledge symposium!


House RV Realises Life At Its Peak In Sydney’s Inner East

A pragmatic rework by Plus Minus Design has equalised an imbalance between the indoor and outdoor living spaces of a house on an abruptly inclined site.


Where Angles Guide Daylight’s Dance

House James by Berresford Architecture didn’t begin as a project – just a few exploratory sketches and an idea that proved all too tempting.


Discover architecture’s best for 2021 at this year’s INDE.Awards

You’re invited to our annual celebration of Indo-Pacific architecture and design! Find out more about this year’s INDE.Awards here.

From our Friends

Our Verdict: A Home Coffee Machine Is So Worth It And This One’s The Best

Looking for a home espresso machine? Winning Appliances exclusively offers La Marzocco’s Linea Mini — a sleek, stylish and innovative machine that will deliver the perfect cup of coffee every time.

Designing A Liveable World On Short Notice With Koichi Takada

Beyond its beautifying powers, Koichi Takada believes architecture has a responsibility to perform – with consciousness and ambitiously so. His recent Urban Forest and Sunflower House projects are an open invitation for architects to align with these goals, and exceed them too.

Designing From Legacy And Innovation

Cattelan Italia’s new ceramic finish, Supreme, is the perfect synthesis of modernity and tradition — it displays aesthetic and technical innovation through authentic Italian craftsmanship. Available on the unique Butterfly Table, Supreme truly enhances and transforms every product.

Sussex Taps Leads The Way Reaching Carbon Neutrality

Sussex Taps has always carried an innate aspiration to ‘make it right’ and this has come to fruition through carbon-neutral certification.

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From The Archive


How TE-EL Gave This Singapore Family The Gift Of Connection

Singapore-based design studio TE-EL applies its rigorous approach to design in crafting a home that fosters connection and togetherness for a young family.


Habitus House Of The Year Is Nearly Here!

Ahead of the official House of the Year launch on Thursday 22 October, here’s everything you need to know about the next three months.


Celebrating Edwardian And Modern Architecture Side-By-Side

Henry House comprises a passively designed rear extension by WALA to an Edwardian-era terrace house in East Melbourne.


Herman Miller And Knoll Will Soon Become One

Here's what the acquisition means for both companies, stakeholders and the design community as a whole.


Congrats To The 2020 Sustainability Awards Winners!

The Australian A&D industry never ceases to amaze us and this occasion, in the wake of the 2020 Sustainability Awards winners announcement, is no exception.


A House With Healthy Boundaries

Airy, but not empty. Khuôn Studio’s House for a Daughter is a poetic multi-generational home designed to give everyone ample breathing room.

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