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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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Take a leaf out of any of these books for a tree-change more impressive than ever.

Red Soil House
The residents of this impressive feat of architecture, realised at the hands of Phorm Architecture + Design, can almost reach out and touch the gum trees blowing in the wind alongside their bedroom window. An appreciation for the natural surrounds was high on the list of priorities for the Red Soil House and as a result red corrugated iron walls emanate the soil beneath and an “aerial courtyard” provides enviable views of the rolling hills beyond.

Red Soil House – Architecture – Habitus Living


Tamborine House
Situated smack bang in the middle of five acres of luscious green meadow and mature vegetation, the Tamborine House, a one-storey glass home by Nielson Workshop, capitalises on its surrounding views in every sense possible. “A muted interior palette of warm timber floors and white kitchen cabinetry give focus to the vibrant strains of colour outside,” we wrote. “Black accents in the form of furniture, fireplace and curtains encircling the room, offset the brightness of a space flooded with natural light.”



Yandoit House
A historic church built in the late 19th Century doesn’t necessarily make for the easiest of renovations, but the essence of the original building was nonetheless kept in tact. The new addition takes its design cues from the surrounding landscape as much the antiquated church: timber panelling on the exterior mimics the muted brown bushland while the kitchen island bench within marks the place where the church altar once stood.

Yandoit House | Habitus Living


Invisible House
Designed as a quiet retreat for a Sydney-based filmmaker and artist, and much-needed getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, the aptly named Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture, is immersed within the Australian Bush and surrounded on all fronts by native eucalyptus and gum trees.

Invisible House | Habitus Living


Holly Cunneen was the editor of Habitus and has spent her time in the media writing about architecture, design and our local industry. With a firm view that “design has a shared responsibility to the individual as much as it does the wider community,” her personal and professional trajectory sees her chart the interests, accomplishments, and emerging patterns of behaviour within the architecture and design community.