Habitus Living

Habitus Living curates the best residential architecture and home interior design across Australia and the Indo Pacific. Covering residential interior design and house architecture as well as home design news, Habitusliving is the digital home of Habitus magazine. We source engaging stories and bring you breathtaking Asian and Australian residential architecture design.


What We're Seeing

A home of contrasts

Darkened timbers jut out as an extension of the fence on the façade of Host House, while the interior embraces the charm of the original cottage.

A reimagined beach house embraces its coastal location

With its distinctive skillion roof, the design of this beach house on NSW’s south coast is inspired by the mid-century vernacular of not only the original building but nearby homes as well.

Who We're Speaking To

Planetary boundaries

Designer Kit Willow is blazing a trail with KITX. Her second fashion label – which came into being in 2015 – has a powerful mandate to champion planet conscious fashion for future generations, without sacrificing style and quality.

A new kind of luxury with Conrad Architects

Paul Conrad, the principal of Conrad Architects, shares his insights into what defines modern luxury.

Where We're Going

When architecture becomes the subject

Site Unseen is the first dedicated architectural photography exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP). Curated by Tom Ross, the show runs until 31 May as part of Open House Melbourne.

Love letter to Melbourne: Discover this year’s Open House program

Open House Melbourne has launched its 2022 program and it’s the post-COVID return to normal that we’ve all been craving… plus more.

At The Forefront

Design Hunters

The house that Ash built

Ash Holmes and her partner Jake Elliott represent the new wave of arts on the Northern Beaches of New South Wales. The proud founders of Hake, House of Art, the duo’s elegant gallery and photographic studio meshes a touch of L.A.’s Abbot Kinney, with a subtle, Japanese aesthetic.

Architecture

The raw beauty of rammed earth

While rammed earth has been used in construction for millennia – famously for parts of The Great Wall of China – it has recently come back into fashion thanks to a move toward conscious design and an adjacent desire for natural and locally-inspired aesthetics.

Design Products

Bringing the A-game to design

Bachli Furniture, founded up by Nathan Bachli and Rebecca Pistilli, has opened its doors with a clutch of design brands that include the likes of MDF Italia, Lowe Furniture and Diesel Living with Lodes.

Design Products

Pure design to brighten dark spaces

Combining minimal, clean lines along with the basic rules of geometry, Astro has created a collection of elegant yet understated lighting fixtures, with function and performance guiding the way.

Architecture

The dark and the delightful

Raw materials, black on black, warm and sophisticated, the Onyx House is a modern twist on the coastal home. With bold and emotive choices, Story Design Collective brings together a house of design marvels.

Architecture

An enduring presence

Furminger wraps a dilapidated weatherboard home in a new skin of heavy concrete and masonry walls that will withstand the elements.

From Our Friends

Seasonal shifts and the changes it brings: TSAR Carpets’ latest collection embraces the passage of time

With its abstract patterns and evocative colours, TSAR Carpets’ latest hand-tufted rug collection, Passage, turn the four seasons into timeless design pieces for your home.

The Sunhill Project is a tranquil retreat with enduring practicality

This breathtaking residence showcases the vast uses and timeless style of Phoenix’s collection of functional fixtures.

Experience the magic of Kaolin Tiles’ new showroom in Alexandria

Within two years of opening their doors, Kaolin have upscaled their showroom to inspire designers and home decorators with the beauty and versatility of their premium natural stone-like tiles.

Gaggenau’s quiet confidence reverberates through Milan

It’s no small feat to present a display that makes the hustle and bustle of Milan Design Week fade away. Yet Gaggenau seems to have achieved the impossible, with its extraordinary installation at Villa Necchi Campiglio designed to provide a welcome respite from the business of the fair.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Architecture

A small oasis in the bustling city

Anugraha Residence is a melding of Indian and Scandinavian styles, which presents a refined aesthetic for a family of four.

Architecture

An apartment with hotel vibes

This sophisticated apartment in Singapore has been designed to encapsulate life in cosmopolitan New York City, where even its scent has been specially curated.

Architecture

A restful apartment filled with thoughtful design

Light timber, gold accents and thoughtful design elements give this apartment by Parenthesis its natural charm.

Homes

Ultimate privacy hides a sculptural interior

Hidden behind curving rammed earth walls and dark timber cladding is Portsea House by Wood Marsh: A sculptural, minimal home ideal for entertaining.

Architecture

Living between past and present

Since 1905, Leichhardt in NSW has been home to an industrial, hangar-like military building, a drill hall. The task for Tobias Partners was two-fold — restore the historical elements of the structure while also echoing the heritage details indoors in a contemporary reimagining of the space.

Architecture

A modern reinvention of the California bungalow

Daniel Boddam Studio’s Villa Carlo is a masterful interplay of texture, shadow and restraint.