About Habitusliving

 

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 home with a ringside seat to harbour views

The view from Rose Bay House by Studio Johnston has been worked for both wow factor and a real love of Sydney Harbour.

Sense and sensibility

Pupil Office refines the well-proportioned bones of this duplex apartment in Singapore, tailoring it with a palpable sense of craftsmanship and purposeful functionality.

Who We're Speaking To

Curating a home full of art

We chat with Otomys founder Megan Dicks to discover the process that went into curating an incredible art collection for this home by Taylor Pressly Architects.

Quiet achievers

Wellard Architects is a practice that doesn’t make a fuss, or shout out its name. The practitioners of this studio are the quiet achievers but they happen to be making quite a lot of design noise at the moment.

Where We're Going

Pushing boundaries in the fusion of food, design and art

From edible fog to theatrical performances centred around the Indigenous history of Bunjil Place, Casey Cornucopia is a sensory explosion waiting to be explored.

Cera Stribley’s Jessica Coulter says the senses were centre-stage at Milan Design Week

Cera Stribley’s head of interiors Jessica Coulter gives us the rundown on the 11 most tantalising events and activations that went down in Milan.

At The Forefront

Architecture

A home with a ringside seat to harbour views

The view from Rose Bay House by Studio Johnston has been worked for both wow factor and a real love of Sydney Harbour.

Design Products

Ultra-modernity for the new age

Exquisite finishes combine with creature comforts for a full-wattage effect – and let’s not forget plenty of style with these four ultra-modern products.

Architecture

Designing for life

From Irving Smith Architects comes a house inspired by the form of a feather and designed for the ever-changing lifestyle of a family. Through fine detail and great thought, Feather House is a stand out, bespoke in every way to sustainably support its residents both now and in the future.

Happenings

The definitive Habitus Kitchen & Bathroom issue is out today!

Habitus #54 hits newsstands today! We take a look at what awaits inside one of the most highly anticipated issues of the year – the Kitchen & Bathroom special.

Architecture

Bringing the sky home

Once a cottage of low light and tightly woven rooms, the Kew Cottage takes the geometry of light and brings this Victorian home into the modern era.

Design Products

Transcending time with Tacchini

Tacchini’s latest collection was first unveiled amongst the majestic ruins of an old villa in Sirmione, during last year’s Milan Design Week. And much like the scenic remains of the mansion, the designs fuse the transcending allure of primitive volumes, traditional craftsmanship and luxuriously pronounced materiality.

From Our Friends

GUBI launches new outdoor collection ‘Al Fresco’

Breaking down the barriers between inside and outside, GUBI ventures into the open air with its new outdoor furniture and lighting range.

Stormtech helping keep our elders safe at home

Stormtech, the inventor of linear drainage, is dedicated to helping ensure the elder members of our community remain safe and secure in their homes.

Glennifer Residence’s modern bathroom design pays homage to its past

In this picturesque, luxury home, Caroma’s Elvire collection offered the functionality of a sleek, modern bathroom suite, with an aesthetic edge that enhanced the residence’s rustic Australian look.

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.

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.