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Habitus House of the Year

The First Word From Habitus #49

It’s officially here! The annual Habitus House of the Year special edition is on sale now. The Jury has been tasked with their independent judging, and public voting for the People’s Choice Award is open. Which will be the winning projects this year?

Binary Wood House

This house in Thailand’s north east offers timeless living in perfect harmony with its environment.

Bamboo Veil House

A sustainable, modern tropical home suggests openness and connection. But what if you also want privacy? This house reconciles the two.

Upside Down Akubra House

This off-grid residence in a remote rural area of north-west New South Wales celebrates 360-degree views while maintaining passive design principles.

Shade House

In frenetic Bangkok, this house stays connected to the city while providing an oasis of cool green respite.

Wall House

It started by wanting to close itself off, but this house ended up with an elegant blend of privacy and community.

House at Kalalgoda

Both a journey and a destination, this house connects its inhabitants to the natural world while creating its own connected internal world.

Te Pakeke

This New Zealand winter retreat provides the warmth, scale and timelessness of a traditional mountain cabin in a majestic alpine landscape.

Compound House

This may look like a radical house, but it is actually just about connection with family and with the natural world.

CH House

We all know about free plan, but what about free section? This house over five levels (plus a roof terrace) plays with differing ceiling heights, split levels, three voids and a spread of functional spaces to create the sense of a continuous vertical space in what is a very narrow building. The house was built […]

CLT House

Appearing as a new dwelling, the CLT house by FMD Architects includes the reworking of a 1970s brown brick dwelling, driven by the use of cross-laminated timber and the rural typology.

Sky House

Combining two adjacent houses in inner-suburban Sydney came with constraints, but also opportunities to re-think the terrace house.