By their very nature, architecture and design are slow mediums. And they need to be. Buildings, much like the furniture and objects within the pages of the issue, are not made to be used once and thrown away. In this sense, design should always be imbued with legacy, longevity and sustainability. While that’s not always the case, the projects, people and products that have been carefully selected for this special issue of Habitus show just what it means to leave an indelible mark – a legacy.
In Melbourne, we visit Jeff Provan at his Albert Park home, which is overflowing with trinkets, art and a covetable collection of designer furniture pieces. Jeff’s influence through his property development company Neometro can be felt across some of the most beloved pockets of the city, showing the impact that quality design can leave behind.
A passionate architectural photographer from Perth shares an incredibly personal project with Habitus. For more than four years, Jack Lovel has been photographing and cataloguing the work of Iwan Iwanoff, a mid-twentieth-century master whose canon of projects can now enjoy their time in the sun.
In Singapore, we explore a truly breathtaking project, one that joins two households and two generations together. While in New Zealand we have a project designed to withstand rising sea levels and coastal erosion in the years ahead.
The enduring spirit of exceptional design should be a given, but as the world continues to shuttle forward at breakneck speeds, it can be easy to miss amongst the noise. We invite you to take a moment of pause, to absorb the richness and quality that good design can leave behind.
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