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Wood Marsh designs a series of stem-like residences

Treading the fine line between art and architecture, the Wood Marsh design for No. 6 Sydney Street in Prahran is realised as a sculptural form that sits lightly in the streetscape.

Looks can be deceiving with this Back to Front House in the Northern Beaches

Flipping the residence to connect with northern views, Back to Front House by Rama Architects is a family home in Newport with an expansive feel.

Design Hunters

A sense of place: From Sydney to Switzerland with Leopold Banchini

Leopold Banchini is nothing if not internationally mobile. So how does this architect, whose Marramarra Shack has recently been turning heads in Australia and around the world, build authentic connections to places as far apart as Sydney, Lisbon and Bahrain?

Trent Jansen’s odyssey for the Venice Design Biennale Residency

Having been appointed to the 2022 Venice Design Biennale Residency from a worldwide pool of incredible designers, Trent Jansen sets out on what is ultimately a clarification of the philosophical concerns informing his design work.


A moody apartment with a secret passageway

In designing their own flat, the founders of interior design studio Ofthebox have created an entertaining-ready home with a hidden linkway for private moments.

Wood Marsh designs a series of stem-like residences

Treading the fine line between art and architecture, the Wood Marsh design for No. 6 Sydney Street in Prahran is realised as a sculptural form that sits lightly in the streetscape.

From Our Friends

Welcome to the future of the past: Introducing Panoramagic

Panoramagic is an award-winning kitchen appliance range by ILVE pushing boundaries further than ever before with the unique 60CM built-in oven and PM12 Freestanding Cooker. Panoramagic has a rich history with ILVE and plays a unique part in its continuing legacy.

The Peach Blossom Spring: Where tradition and modernity flourish

This sophisticated residence embraces both the cultural heritage of the area and its contemporary context – and Neolith’s remarkable refinement subtly encapsulates the home’s multidimensional character.

Personal Best: How customer insights delivered a design benchmark

A diverse team of designers developed V-ZUG’s ground-breaking Excellence line, and looked beyond their appliance peers to the automotive, lifestyle and fashion industries to achieve a new standard in individualisation.

Protecting coastal views in Mosman

Everyone loves living by the water. However, the challenge of coastal exposure can cause a lot of hidden damage. Thankfully, Capral has the solution.

The Edit

A bold new direction in surface design

Neolith is recognised around the world for its innovation and solution-focused commitment to sustainability. Take a look at the outstanding versatility of all-natural Sintered Stone.

An indelible flame: ILVE reveals Majestic

Inspired by 60 years of Italian design heritage, ILVE takes passion and artistry to new heights with its bespoke freestanding cooker collection in this edition of The Habitus Edit.

Bold, intricate, timeless: The award-winning kitchen at the Fitzroy Cottage

In this edition of The Habitus Edit, we explore the renovation magic of Robert Nichol & Sons in their stunning remodel of an old suburban home in Melbourne.

Limitless expression meets ultimate control: Ground-breaking appliance solutions by Wolf

In this edition of The Habitus Edit, we reveal the perfect appliance solutions for those passionate about cooking and delivering flavoursome results.

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From The Archive

A case for angular forms and natural, bleached materiality

Accommodating twin toddlers and a teenager, Clifton Hill Courtyard House opens up the back of an old worker’s cottage with large industrial windows and bricks to create a contemporary residence.

A stonemason’s home crafted with care

Designed with materials that will age into its rural setting, this residence in regional Victoria has been lovingly created by DCS Design, along with stonemason skills by the owner.

25 Years of CULT bringing Design Icons to Australian Design

Celebrating 25 years as the go-to place for original design icons, Cult has let the design industry loose with Cult Design Icons.

The textural delights of terracotta tones

Warming tones and rich materiality – we explore a world of textures and terracotta in this selection of products.

A residence built for now, and into the future

Perfectly set within the picturesque natural surrounds of Tasmania, this residence is designed as a place of escape from professional life.

Authentic design is the catalyst at RAAS Chhatrasagar

Deep in an Indian forest, aside a tranquil lake, the RAAS Chhatrasagar creates its own magic. Designed by Studio Lotus, the property is a perfect place for people who understand that design can both enhance and complement the natural world.