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Habitus House Of The Year Is Back And We Can’t Wait To Show You What W...

Habitus House Of The Year Is Back And We Can’t Wait To Show You What We’ve Got

Habitus House Of The Year Is Back And We Can’t Wait To Show You What We’ve Got

The year may be fast getting away from us but one thing that’s unforgettable on our radar is Habitus House of the Year. As we round out our 20 best examples of how people live through architecture and design across the Region, here’s a heads up on what you can expect.

In 2018 Indesign Media launched the inaugural Habitus House of the Year initiative. What began with an exclusive selection of 20 outstanding residential projects announced in the September issue of Habitus was followed by complimentary digital coverage and concluded with a three-part TV series airing nationally on Chanel 7. The television show saw the exploration of those same exemplary projects in a completely new medium – to a completely new effect.

This year, as the September issue once again draws near and with the support of architects, designers, product designers, furniture suppliers and design enthusiasts alike, we are gearing up and getting excited for Habitus House of the Year round 2.

Founding editor of Habitus, Paul McGillick, returns and together we have tapped into our resources and enlisted the expertise of our architecture writers on the ground throughout Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia to carefully curate our final selection.

Habitus House of the Year Returns cc Derek Bogart

As our vital touchpoints representing Habitus across the Indo Pacifc Region you may well recognise the voices of Stephen Crafti, Andrea Stevens, Rebecca Gross, Chu Lik Ren, Tonkao Panin, Asih Jenie and of course Paul McGillick, as regular contributors to Habitus and Habitus Living.

While the Habitus team and vast network of contributors are busy finalising this very special issue, here are some key events to keep in mind:

August 2019.               Judges announced.

September 2019.          Issue on stands | announcement of Habitus House of the Year 2019 selection | voting for the People’s Choice Awards opens.

September 2019.          Issue launch party.

September 2019.          Judging Day.

October 2019.              People’s Choice voting closes.

October 2019.              Cocktail event, winners announced!

Habitus House of the Year Returns cc Derek Bogart

Make sure you’re a regular on Habitus Living to stay up to date as we announce the official jury, sponsors and partners, 2019 selection, open the voting for the People’s Choice Award and release this year’s prize pool for the Ultimate Design Hunter Package.

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Habitus would like to acknowledge the support of our Major Partners for 2019: Gaggenau, StylecraftHOME and Zip; and our Supporting Partners: Armadillo & Co and Earp Bros.

Holly Cunneen


Habitus House of the Year 2019 – you won’t want to miss this.


Want to get involved? It’s not too late! Reach out the team below.

Raj Nandan
Founder, Publisher & CEO

Colleen Black
Brand Director

Holly Cunneen

Habitus House of the Year Returns cc Derek Bogart


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.