Around The World

Uncovering the unique design language of architecture around the world, Habitus Living celebrates the exceptional architectural moments. What defines design and architecture from our region? Each story looks for the nuance and culture, and the things that tie it all together.

September 21, 2022

The future flat is an adaptive home

An architect upends traditional notions of an HDB flat in his own home, which responds to a post-pandemic world.

August 24, 2022

Take a dip: 9 pools that invite you to swim

Whether the main feature of the backyard, or blended into the landscape, pools are highly desirable addition to the home and these 9 pools run the gamut of design.

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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.

August 22, 2022

The hybrid home of a creative

Renowned photographer and artist Sazeli Jalal has designed his flat as a hybrid home where it functions as an office and art gallery.

August 17, 2022

Rising sun

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

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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.

August 10, 2022

Take it outside

Can outdoor dining be the ultimate complement to the kitchen?

August 10, 2022

Not boxed in

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

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Quick to the finish line: Steelcase’s 5-day delivery program

Steelcase has overcome the obstacle of time with its fast Australia Stock Program. It now delivers its collection – including all your favourites – straight to your doorstep in as little as five days.