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Habitus #55 hits newsstands this week!

Habitus #55 hits newsstands this week!

Shoalhaven by Intermode, photo by Tom Ferguson

Introducing the latest issue of Habitus – the sustainability issue. From homes rebuilt after the Black Summer Fires to artisans keeping traditional crafts alive, this issue looks at what lies ahead for a greener future.

A green awakening

Welcome to the sustainability issue of Habitus. With extreme weather events and the cost of living rising, climate change is no longer an intangible concept to be dealt with in the future – it’s here now. What does it mean to live an eco-friendly and conscious life?

While putting this issue together, I came across the thinking of William MacAskill, a Scottish philosopher and harbinger for the effective altruism and longtermism movements. His book What We Owe the Future tackles the idea of how the decisions we make now can have a lasting impact for future generations.

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The home of Glenn Lamont is filled with honest and raw materiality, photo by Armelle Habib

So what can we do in the world of design to keep the future safe? This issue has many different ideas that address this question. For Glenn Lamont, he has crafted an utterly unique family home with upcycled and found pieces, alongside robust materials that coalesce in a home of originality.

In our features section, we meet a family of entrepreneurs, each creating businesses led by sustainability. We also look at two properties that have been painstakingly rebuilt after the catastrophic Black Summer fires of 2020.

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‘Every Window a Garden’ is a home that pushes the boundaries of adaptive re-use for a tropical climate and adventurous clients

The homes that we dive into all address sustainability in different but equally valuable ways. ‘Every Window a Garden’ by Linghao Architects has had walls and windows removed to allow for gardens and plant life to flourish. View House in Hobart by Archier (p. 138) addresses the cool temperatures with modern comforts like hydronic heating and double glazing.

I hope this issue of Habitus inspires and uplifts, showing all the potential that design can contribute to a greener future.

And don’t forget to vote in the 2022 Habitus House of the Year annual showcase for your chance to win an incredible Design Hunter prize pack! More details at habitusliving.com/houseoftheyear

Photo by Jack Lovel, furniture by Jardan, artwork by Miranda Russell for Studio Gallery, rug by Markian


Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.