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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

Reviving The Joy Of 1950s Modernism

Refurbished by Richards Stanisich, this house reflects the client’s love of mid-century modern and the cool, understated style of Harry Seidler’s architecture.

A Complement To Clovelly

Clovelly House is an alterations and additions project by Smart Design Studio that chose not to rewrite history, rather to integrate past and future.

Who We're Speaking To

Hijjas Kasturi Is A Restless Type

Ostensibly retired, Hijjas Kasturi remains a defining figure in Malaysian architecture – for his iconic buildings and for the cultural and environmental philanthropy of he and his Australian wife, Angela.

Gidon Bing On Designing Daily Rituals

Gidon Bing Ceramics may be celebrated for its simplicity, but let it be known that the process behind the pieces is quite the opposite.

Where We're Going

The First Word From Habitus #49

It's officially here! The annual Habitus House of the Year special edition is on sale now. The Jury has been tasked with their independent judging, and public voting for the People's Choice Award is open. Which will be the winning projects this year?

This Month At Caroma: Live Streaming Events

Caroma on Collins is much more than the Sydney flagship showroom for the iconic Australian bathroom brand. It's also a place for the local architecture and design community to gather, learn and grow.

At The Forefront


Vacation Living In The Heart of Armadale

Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors creates a joyful, bespoke living experience that feels like summer all year round.

House Of The Year 2020

Binary Wood House

This house in Thailand’s north east offers timeless living in perfect harmony with its environment.

House Of The Year 2020

Bamboo Veil House

A sustainable, modern tropical home suggests openness and connection. But what if you also want privacy? This house reconciles the two.

House Of The Year 2020

Upside Down Akubra House

This off-grid residence in a remote rural area of north-west New South Wales celebrates 360-degree views while maintaining passive design principles.

House Of The Year 2020

Shade House

In frenetic Bangkok, this house stays connected to the city while providing an oasis of cool green respite.

House Of The Year 2020

Wall House

It started by wanting to close itself off, but this house ended up with an elegant blend of privacy and community.

From our Friends

Think Big, Act Local

This year we’ve seen a renewed interest in the local design and manufacturing sector, but Melbourne-based Sussex Taps have been silent champions of the cause for almost three decades.

The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen, Courtesy of Wolf and Sub-Zero

With the advent of the new Wolf and Sub-Zero outdoor kitchen, life outside will never be the same again. Think about perfectly cooked fish and vegetables to offer friends at lunch; or ribs or a roast for a family dinner. It’s all too mouthwatering and certainly a reality now that Wolf and Sub-Zero’s outdoor kitchen has arrived.

Decade by Blu Dot: Dressed For All Seasons

After two years in the making, we welcome Decade by Blu Dot: the timeless plastic chair that is here to stay for a good, long time.

Working From Home, The Bureau Booths Way

Tired of the noise and clutter? Need some space to work? Well Bureau Booths has the answer to working from home that ticks every box for comfort, style and performance.

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From The Archive


5 Retail Spaces That Reset The Bar For Design

Every year, countless retail spaces open-up shop across the Indo-Pacific region. Having recently opened their doors to the public, these five in particular caught our eye for their exceptional design.


Celebrating the Beach Hut

In an era when the traditional informal beach retreat has given way to McMansions, Peter Stutchbury re-invents the beach hut of old on the south coast of New South Wales.


Leaders Of The Pack, Living Edge, Opens In Melbourne

Thursday 27th February was a big night in Melbourne for the architecture and design community, not least because Living Edge Melbourne threw open its doors to their long-awaited new showroom in Richmond.


A Sri Lankan House With Transplanted Roots

Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara balances nature and culture in this breezy three-generation family home in Colombo.


Edgar’s Creek House Breathes Simple Elegance

The simple but elegant Edgar’s Creek House by Breathe Architecture connects with its unique landscape by way of a refined collaboration between the two.


Bundeena Beach House Is Designed For One And All

Grove Architects designed Bundeena Beach House, perched on a rocky headland in Royal National Park, to be sensitive to its neighbourhood, landscape and residents.

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