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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

Powerfully Passive

A memorable yet unassuming façade and material palette from MRTN Architects belies very considered, thoughtful architecture designed for a family of five.

On Top Of The Hills And Down To Earth

With a zest for sustainability and coastal life at its core, Wallis Lake House by Matthew Woodward is a down-to-earth home to which a sense of luxury simply comes naturally.

Who We're Speaking To

A Global Education

Following years abroad, Katie Lockhart returned to New Zealand in the mid 2000s to set up her eponymous interior design practice.

Remembering Ahmad Djuhara

Malaysian architect, Kevin Low, remembers his long friendship with the late Ahmad Djuhara who helped re-think modern South-East Asian architecture.

Where We're Going

The Annual Kitchen & Bathroom Issue Is Now Free To Read Online!

This year the Kitchen & Bathroom special edition of Habitus is free to enjoy online as well as in print.

The INDE.Awards 2020 Shortlist Hones In On Excellence In Design

The INDE.Awards 2020 shortlist is officially in! Without further ado, here are the exemplary design projects, people and objects that prevailed this year's record-breaking entries.

At The Forefront


RSVP Here For The Virtual Event Of The Year

The anticipation is building as we're just a week away from discovering the winners of the 2020 INDE Awards at the first digital gala!


A Concrete Café In Singapore By Studio SKLIM

Voids Café in Singapore promotes the art of coffee and tea drinking through an experiential design for engaging all the senses, conceived by Studio SKLIM.


Your Go-To Guide to the INDE.Digital Gala

With the INDE.Awards Digital Gala just weeks away, we’ve got the lowdown on how to best enjoy the virtual event we’ve all been waiting for!

Design Hunters

Calling For Exemplars Of Different, Better Design

Great news: as of today, you officially have another two weeks to get your entries in for Sustainability Awards 2020! Here’s what the judges are looking for.

Design Hunters

Three-D Conceptwerke Designs With A Personal Touch

No two people are the same, so why should their homes be? At three-d conceptwerke, the designers create highly individualistic homes that stand the test of time.


Your Official Invitation To The 2020 INDE.Awards Is Here

Enjoy the 2020 INDE.Awards from the comfort of your own home, bringing you closer to INDE. Gold than ever before!

From our Friends

Enjoy Beauty In The Everyday

It’s the smaller touchpoints, easily overlooked by those who aren’t paying attention, that elevate an interior and define the designer.

Hidden Gems

The Bolgheri basin designed by Gumdesign for antoniolupi is inspired by the stunning scenery, colours and forms of a rural Tuscan landscape.

The Elemental Fixtures For An Alfresco Kitchen

Abey’s range of Marine Grade stainless steel sinks and mixers are the ideal fixtures and fittings for an al fresco kitchen worthy of antipodean living.

Ruskin Elwood Offers Environmentally Enlightened Living

In Melbourne, HIP V. HYPE teams up with V-ZUG to deliver four high-performance homes that puts quality of life front and centre.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


Habitus Is Heading To Salone Del Mobile 2020 – Are You?

The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is fast approaching and here at Habitus we are getting ahead of the crowds and keeping a strict schedule – will we see you there?

Design Hunters

Truly Ground Breaking, A Visual Survey Of Architecture By Women

In a new book that surveys the contribution of female architects from the 20th century through to the present day, author Jane Hall has amassed more than 180 awe-inspiring projects.


An Enduring House For Endurance Athletes

This house, designed by Downie North, provides a relaxing, durable space for a family’s active lifestyle.


Woods Bagot’s Whimsical Rendition Of An Ovolo Hotel

Iconic late artist David Bowie once said: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” Bowie may have enjoyed a trip to Ovolo The Valley.


ipli Architects’s Clever Design Goes Skyward In A Quest For Space

Creating a home with cooling indoor-outdoor flow is essential in Singapore’s hot, humid climes, as is a lush garden oasis to recline in.


Could Architecture Help Educate Kids On Urban Farming?

Farming Architects’ VAC-Library is an aquaponic system for children to learn about urban farming, sustainable food production and renewable energy.

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