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Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.

 

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What We're Seeing

Rising sun

Designed to embrace the tropics, this architect’s home in Ubud, Bali reinterprets traditional ‘long houses’ as it emerges from the jungle.

Not boxed in

An apartment in Singapore by WAFF with clever storage ideas allows a versatile use of space.

Who We're Speaking To

Margaret Rarru Garrawurra’s woven magic

The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards winners have been announced for the 2022 exhibition.

Finding nuance in QT Newscastle’s art curation

Sophie Vander brings her signature vision to QT Newcastle’s art curation, drawing on the concept of a rising moon.

Where We're Going

When architecture becomes the subject

Site Unseen is the first dedicated architectural photography exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP). Curated by Tom Ross, the show runs until 31 May as part of Open House Melbourne.

Love letter to Melbourne: Discover this year’s Open House program

Open House Melbourne has launched its 2022 program and it’s the post-COVID return to normal that we’ve all been craving… plus more.

At The Forefront

Architecture

Take it outside

Can outdoor dining be the ultimate complement to the kitchen?

Architecture

More than meets the eye

While the exterior maintains the allure of a period homestead, the interior of the Glen Iris House is a modernised masterpiece.

Design Hunters

The house that Ash built

Ash Holmes and her partner Jake Elliott represent the new wave of arts on the Northern Beaches of New South Wales. The proud founders of Hake, House of Art, the duo’s elegant gallery and photographic studio meshes a touch of L.A.’s Abbot Kinney, with a subtle, Japanese aesthetic.

Architecture

The raw beauty of rammed earth

While rammed earth has been used in construction for millennia – famously for parts of The Great Wall of China – it has recently come back into fashion thanks to a move toward conscious design and an adjacent desire for natural and locally-inspired aesthetics.

Design Products

Bringing the A-game to design

Bachli Furniture, founded up by Nathan Bachli and Rebecca Pistilli, has opened its doors with a clutch of design brands that include the likes of MDF Italia, Lowe Furniture and Diesel Living with Lodes.

Design Products

Pure design to brighten dark spaces

Combining minimal, clean lines along with the basic rules of geometry, Astro has created a collection of elegant yet understated lighting fixtures, with function and performance guiding the way.

From Our Friends

Centennial Park Residence: Modern deco with a contemporary edge

The masterful fusion between the dwelling’s heritage features and a modern, sophisticated renovation captivated the Kitchen Design Contest panel of judges, securing this immaculate project a place amongst the finalists.

VOLA and the philosophy of ‘total design’

Renowned tap manufacturer VOLA continues the Danish design tradition with products that display elegance in form and function, down to every last detail.

Create your own French château-style kitchen

Achieving the look of a classic French kitchen is about creating a cooking environment that combines traditional elements with modern conveniences.

Gaggenau’s quiet confidence reverberates through Milan

It’s no small feat to present a display that makes the hustle and bustle of Milan Design Week fade away. Yet Gaggenau seems to have achieved the impossible, with its extraordinary installation at Villa Necchi Campiglio designed to provide a welcome respite from the business of the fair.

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

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.

Design Hunters

Cultivating a design instinct

Tamsin Johnson has a natural-born pedigree for design and art as the child of antique dealers. The Melbourne Art Fair ambassador shares how this instinct is expressed through her work in artistic ways.