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The 2020 Projects For Habitus House Of The Year Are A True Cause For C...

The 2020 Projects For Habitus House Of The Year Are A True Cause For Celebration

Over the past couple of years you, like us, have grown to love and await the Habitus House of the Year programme. With less than two months to go, we’re getting ready to launch.

Habitus House of The Year 2020 is fasting approaching and behind the scenes we are busy putting it all together for you, our loyal republic of Design Hunters. The immaculate standards to which we hold ourselves – to which you have rightly come to expect – are constantly front of mind for us and while we launch in just two short months (22 October), this has been a year in the making.

We started Habitus House of the Year in 2018 to celebrate 10 years of the title. In that time Habitus – across print, digital and social media platforms – has made it its mission to seek out, showcase, and celebrate the achievements of architects, designers and product designers across the Indo Pacific Region.

We have sought to celebrate the people that continue to respond to our unique way of living and to design for our distinct climatic and environmental conditions. We are commending those that design in response to our varying cultural traditions and that have propelled design from our corner of the world onto a global stage.

Bivvy House by Vaughn McQuarrie Architects

Each year, with a special Habitus House of the Year print edition, the Habitus editorial desk presents a carefully curated, and meticulously considered list of 20 recently completed residential projects that we feel are outstanding examples of what the Region can accomplish. Each project is considered for its ability to meet its occupants’ needs; for its architectural connection to the landscape (be it urban or rural); and for its social and environmental sustainability.

These are our Habitus Houses of the Year, and they are all deserving of the title.

But we check our work, and every year we engage an independent jury of industry leaders to consult with us on our list. We host a judging and round table discussion in which ultimately our independent jury name an overall winner for Habitus House of the Year. Additional projects are recognised with the following awards: Interior Architecture; Interior And Exterior Connection; Architecture And Landscape.

The annual special edition of Habitus House of the Year will be out 22 October. You can subscribe to the magazine HERE. Subscribe to our newsletter HERE for regular updates. And make sure you’re following us Instagram and Facebook.

Habitus would like to acknowledge the support of our Major Partners for 2020: Gaggenau, StylecraftHOME and Zip; and our Supporting Partner: Rocks On. Our Trophy Partner, Axolotl, and our Design Hunter Partners: About Space, Didier, Euroluce, Phoenix Tapware, The Green Room, Savage Design, Stylecraft and Top3 By Design.


Stay tuned for more key dates!


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