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Habitus #55

Finding beauty through the pain of rebuilding

When 5.5 million hectares of NSW were burned during the Black Summer fires, much of the Shoalhaven district was catastrophically affected. Many people lost their homes, including Andrew, who returned to find his 1980s cedar home and 40-year-old garden destroyed.

A quiet response

Sitting gently in the landscape, Nielsen Jenkins’ architecture takes a slow deep breath that clears the visual clutter to deliver a breathtaking view.

Curated layers

At Tropical Townhouse in southern Vietnam, the layering of simple materials has coalesced in an exquisite home.

Connect four

Using the constraints of a 1980s terrace in McMahons Point, Studio Prineas has reworked this four-level building – layer by layer – to create a home that captures every view.

Habitus #55 hits newsstands this week!

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.

Time and tide

A roof that drips, windows with no glass, a stair between patches of grass – Linghao Architects’ renovation to a house in Singapore allows its occupants to live with nature’s vicissitudes.