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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

Splinter Society’s vision for Villa Italia is as a second-generation home

Comprising the renovation and extension of a classic single-fronted Victorian terrace located in Brunswick East, Splinter Society has reinvigorated its past for a longer future.

Refinement in the heart of the city

Filled with rich materialism and a hand-crafted eye, Carr has designed a multi-residential apartment building that can only be described as an urban sanctuary.

Who We're Speaking To

Ross Didier creates a surreal backstory to bring design to life

Creating a visual backstory to an object makes the surreal real, and Ross Didier, principal of Didier, is just the designer to make it happen.

10/10/10 with Andy Macpherson

In our next instalment of 10/10/10 we take a look behind the lens of architectural photographer Andy Macpherson.

Where We're Going

Take a peek inside the deliberation room for Habitus House of the Year 2022

We’re just over a week away from revealing the 2022 Selection for Habitus House of the Year. Then we open it up for you to tell us which home is your favourite. Here’s a sneak peek of what went down on deliberation day.

Habitus House of the Year returns soon

Launching 13 October, the fifth iteration of Habitus House of the Year will not disappoint in its diversity and outstanding design. Made possible with the support of our major partners – StylecraftHOME and Caroma.

At The Forefront

Architecture

Rustic charm and farmhouse flourishes come to life in this Blue Mountains home

Tasked with creating a farm house ambiance for this home, interior designer Kathy McKinnon, drew her inspiration from the surrounding natural world.

Architecture

Creating a home for an Australian mid-century furniture design icon

Both beautiful and bespoke, this home in Mt Martha, Victoria, was created by Adam Markowitz for a special client who understands that design matters – Monica Lee, the daughter of Fred Lowen, of Tessa and Fler Furniture fame.

Design Hunters

10/10/10 with Andy Macpherson

In our next instalment of 10/10/10 we take a look behind the lens of architectural photographer Andy Macpherson.

Interiors

Greg Natale creates a home of sweeping spaciousness

Amidst the gorgeously delivered curves of Greg Natale’s Walsh Bay Penthouse, there presides a modernist sensibility.

Architecture

A country gem

Moby Architecture & Interiors has designed a beautiful, bespoke residence in regional Victoria that enhances life and is perfect for site.

Happenings

A guide to the Australian galleries at Sydney Contemporary

Not sure where to start when perusing the line-up for Sydney Contemporary? Gillian Serisier shares insights into what you can expect to see from a range of Australian galleries.

From Our Friends

New accessories to enrich your bathroom space

The 2022 offerings from innovative Italian bathroom manufacturer, antoniolupi, represent a varied choice in functions and styles that can give personality to any bathroom.

A new wave of innovation

Andy Grigor, the head of design at Caroma, shares insights into the innovations in the bathroom you may not even be aware of; and how an in-house, design-led approach creates a complete bathroom solution.

Bigger is better: Freestanding cookers that make a bold statement

In an era of hidden-away integrated appliances, Smeg bucks the trend, offering several distinctly different aesthetic collections and inviting consumers to express their personality by adding a “statement piece” to their kitchen.

High-end decorative wall linings add style and texture to home interiors

With five new profiles and the ability to use the entire range for wet areas, Surround by Laminex decorative wall panels offer endless design potential for any interior project.

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.