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Holly Cunneen

Holly Cunneen

Holly Cunneen is 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.

Stories By Holly

Important Qualities For A House

In light of the long-awaited launch of the Habitus House of the Year 2020 programme, we speak to architect Howard Tanner – on our jury since 2018 – about the qualities in residential architecture he feels are important.

The First Word From Habitus #49

It’s officially here! The annual Habitus House of the Year special edition is on sale now. The Jury has been tasked with their independent judging, and public voting for the People’s Choice Award is open. Which will be the winning projects this year?

Chasing A Better Outlook

Two rounds of ill-conceived renovations to this workers cottage in Balmain amounted to a big job for Nick Bell Architects in this alterations and additions project.

Binary Wood House

This house in Thailand’s north east offers timeless living in perfect harmony with its environment.

Bamboo Veil House

A sustainable, modern tropical home suggests openness and connection. But what if you also want privacy? This house reconciles the two.

Shade House

In frenetic Bangkok, this house stays connected to the city while providing an oasis of cool green respite.

Upside Down Akubra House

This off-grid residence in a remote rural area of north-west New South Wales celebrates 360-degree views while maintaining passive design principles.

Wall House

It started by wanting to close itself off, but this house ended up with an elegant blend of privacy and community.

House at Kalalgoda

Both a journey and a destination, this house connects its inhabitants to the natural world while creating its own connected internal world.

Te Pakeke

This New Zealand winter retreat provides the warmth, scale and timelessness of a traditional mountain cabin in a majestic alpine landscape.

CH House

We all know about free plan, but what about free section? This house over five levels (plus a roof terrace) plays with differing ceiling heights, split levels, three voids and a spread of functional spaces to create the sense of a continuous vertical space in what is a very narrow building. The house was built […]

Compound House

This may look like a radical house, but it is actually just about connection with family and with the natural world.