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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

A “Social House” Marks The Debut Of Ray Dinh Architecture

First Lessons House is the first architectural project of Ray Dinh Architecture and has proven a resounding success for the client and their family and friends.

Doherty Design Studio On Achieving A Statement Kitchen

Mardi Doherty, director of the Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary design practice Doherty Design Studio, is at the forefront of contemporary kitchen design and knows exactly what it takes to make a statement kitchen.

Who We're Speaking To

Yann Follain Is Designing For The People

Being an architect is not being a star. Being an architect is helping to change the world. Yann Follain of WY+TO focuses on changing lives through design.

Koichi Takada And Kengo Kuma Naturalise Architecture In Sydney

Once, Koichi Takada was the student and Kengo Kuma, the master. Now, a new Sydney development has given them opportunity to level the playing the field.

Where We're Going

The Perfect Venue For The Habitus House Of The Year Judging

24 floors above ground and with the whole of Sydney CBD in full view, Stylecraft hosted the Habitus House of the Year judges for our very first judging day – and a long lunch afterwards to celebrate.

Celebrating Snaidero – Italian Kitchen Excellence Down Under

Snaidero brings over 70 years of Italian designer expertise and global recognition to Sydney with the launch of their new showroom, and that’s worth celebrating.

At The Forefront

Design Hunters

The Charm Of New Zealand Design

Habitus Living sits down for a chat with editor and design expert Alana Broadhead on what makes New Zealand design so special.

Design Products

Sunlounge At Sundown With Tait

Unwinding poolside has never been more luxurious. Trace Sunlounge by Tait transports its users to a tranquil resort backdrop.

Design Hunters

Tonkao Panin On Habitus House Of The Year

“Constraints and opportunities go hand in hand,” says Bangkok-based architecture writer and regular Habitus contributor, Tonkao Panin.

Architecture

A Taiwanese House By C.H.I Design Studio Lives Amidst The Rice Fields

Built form without natural form is simply just a structure. Natural form without building is purely landscape. It is this in-between space in which Symbiotic House lies…

Happenings

Celebrate The Launch Of The New Skheme Showroom

In Ruchcutters Bay, Skheme has launched its all-new showroom, showcasing the latest and greatest in tile and stone.

Design Products

Delight Yourself With Dyson’s New Task Light

True to Dyson’s brand values, the CSYS Desk Task Light surpasses industry standards for functionality, durability and style.

From our Friends

NOMOS watches join The Hour Glass

Watches from legendary German watchmaker NOMOS can now be found at Australia’s luxury watch retailer, The Hour Glass.

Chatting With Karen McCartney Ahead Of DESIGN Canberra’s Enrico Taglietti Symposium

DESIGN Canberra's Enrico Taglietti symposium is chance to assess the architectural work of one of Canberra, and Australia's, most important design voices. HabitusLiving sits down with speaker, architecture expert and writer Karen McCartney ahead of the symposium...

Redesigning The Modern Kitchen

As the line between kitchen, dining and living areas continues to blur, it’s time to rethink just how we design our kitchen and cooking spaces.

The Elica Bio Island RangeHood — Traditional & innovative

Bio is the new Elica rangehood with traditional lines and, at the same time, innovation

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Interiors

A Different Take On The Traditional Australian Beach House

The marriage of texture, rich materials and a strong interior influence from European Chateux, define the look and feel of this Australian beach house in Bouddi National Park.

Happenings

Unique Perspectives At The Perspective Speaker Events

"Collaboration might be the most overused word of our time but maybe it’s just a grown up way of saying let’s play together," says Sarah-Jane Pyke at the most recent Perspectives speaker event.

Architecture

Breaking Barriers Between Architecture And The Environment

An unliveable, deceased estate in Melbourne’s Alphington has been transformed into a timber box-like family home, revealing a journey of layers upon layers by architect Walter&Walter.

Interiors

Rejuvenating A Yarra Valley Icon

The Domaine Chandon Winery has been a fixture of the verdant Yarra Valley for over 30 years. So when the global Moët Hennessy sparkling wine house approached Melbourne designers Foolscap Studio, the stakes were high to not only produce a high-end hospitality experience for the new world, but also preserve the legacy of a three-decade old icon.

Around The World

Film Inspired Design: The Budapest Cafe In China By Biasol

Nestled in the cinematic urban landscape of Chengdu, China, is a blockbuster destination with whimsical character and international appeal. The Budapest Café is inspired by Director Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style and Melbourne’s signature café culture.

Design Hunters

10 Design Commandments For Apartment Furniture Design

What makes a great apartment? Furniture, we’d argue, plays a big part. Here the leaders in interior, product and industrial design share their canons for apartment furniture design.

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