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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.

 

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Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.

 

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At The Forefront

Design Hunters

At Home With Vincent Lim And Elaine Lu Of Lim + Lu

Husband-and-wife team Vince Lim and Elaine Lu have gone from strength to strength since they founded design studio Lim + Lu two years ago. Tamsin Bradshaw finds out how they combine love and work on a visit to their fresh, flexible home in Hong Kong’s Happy Valley.

Architecture

Opening Up An Interwar Duplex

Looking at the existing floor plan of a three storey, interwar duplex, Foomann Architects could see the potential for a new way of living for a family of five.

Architecture

A Japanese Sensibility Guides A Singaporean Residence

The Faber Drive House by HYLA Architects showcases all the goodness well-designed courtyards can bring into a semi-detached home.

Design Hunters

4 Ways In Which Richard Munao Has Seen The Consumption Of Design Shift

With a 20-years-in-business milestone under his belt, who better to talk to than CULT founder and Managing Director Richard Munao about the changing landscape of design consumption in Australia.

Architecture

Twin Townhouses In Melbourne Reveal A Hamburger-Like Plan

The Linardi Townhouse in Collingwood, Melbourne, shows what can be achieved on the smallest of sites. Built vertically over six levels, these twin townhouses are beautifully crafted by designers and owners Jesse and Seada Linardi.

Design Hunters

International Style: A Reference Point For When East Met West

When International Style began making waves in Europe in the early 20th century, it didn’t take long to make its way down the globe into South East Asia. But the real magic happened at the crossing point between east and west.

INDE Awards Timeline

Tapping Into One Of Singapore’s Most Engaging Designers: Olivia Lee

The Singaporean-born and based, Central Saint Martins-educated designer founded her eponymous studio in 2013. Since then her portfolio has bounced back and forth between industrial and spatial design.

The INDE.Awards 2018 Shortlist Has Been Released!

In the second year of Indesign Media’s INDE.Awards, more than 400 incredibly diverse projects, people, products and ideas – widespread across the Asia Pacific – were submitted into the running. The esteemed jury of the 2018 INDE.Awards have made their selections. Here they are…

Modern Living Is An Art Form – Here’s How To Perfect It

We’ve never been more high-tech, never been more ‘connected’. But, what does modern living look like? Let’s ask Gaggenau, your 2018 partner for the Living Space at the INDE.Awards!

Celebrating Hecker Guthrie’s New Melbourne Retail Space

Step inside this new Melbourne retail showroom by Hecker Guthrie and see how Schiavello embarks on a new era of design for the Australian market.

From our Friends

A Bundle Of Joy

Soft, gentle, inviting. The Bundle Sofa makes a compelling argument for why the sofa is the most important piece in your living room.

Liebherr And Things To Know About Wine Cellars

Like a kid in a candy store or a bookworm in a bookshop, wine connoisseurs know the value of vintage bottle stored correctly. And Liebherr’s new built-in dual zone wine cellar is here to provide that home.

ILVE cooking up designs for true foodies

As Australia continues to foster a world-class foodie culture, more and more home cooks are searching for innovative equipment to cater to their growing needs. ILVE has always been at the forefront of the foodie movement, with ILVE Australia heavily influencing the design of their global appliances.

Cooler Design, Fresher Food With Vario

Fitting within standard integrated spaces, the newly launched Vario 200 series refrigerators are the perfect solution to modern refrigeration.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Architecture

Thinking Big When Working Small

A converted single car garage-cum-home office by Ande Bunbury Architects takes inspiration from Japanese architecture to become a multidimensional space for the entire family.

Architecture

Manila Modern In Habitus #37 – On Sale Now

Fresh from the pages of Habitus #37 Aya Maceda of actLAB has designed a residence in Makati, an old neighbourhood of Manila, that reimagines a traditional Filipino dwelling.

Architecture

Foolscap Studio Create A New Sensation

Foolscap Studio founder and director Adele Winteridge talks to Elana Castle about the deconstructed, futuristic design of Sensory Lab’s first freestanding store on Collins Street, responding to the ritual of a morning coffee in the context of modernist architecture.

Architecture

The Binh Thanh House in Vietnam

The Binh Thanh House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Sanuki and NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS adapts traditional Vietnamese architecture to construct an eternal yet contemporary home.

Architecture

A House In Hong Kong Or A Loft In Manhattan?

A nomadic, creative couple picks a raw, defunct warehouse amidst the manic industrial vibes of southern Hong Kong as their home and enlist Lim+Lu for the interior design.

Design Products

Australian Furniture Design: Who’s Killing It According To Habitus

Australian furniture design have never been more in demand. The world-over, this industry is clambering for the region’s best design thinkers and the imaginative, innovative products they create. Here, we celebrate five of Australia’s top industrial design talents.

Habitus Living