These are our favourite living spaces from Habitus House of The Year showcasing clever, and considered, connection to nature. Which is your pick? Have your say for the People’s Choice Awards by voting now.
These kitchens from the inaugural Habitus House of the Year selection showcase a space that is not only open and inviting, but clever in their design, configuration and use of natural light.
Could rethinking the form of function of the humble window completely redefine how we connect our homes with nature, preserve privacy and maximise our interior space? Malaysian-based architects Formzero prove yes.
Away from the commercial pressure of high-yield architecture, Formwerkz Architects revisits the laid-back charms of living and socialising out of a box in the tropics of Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
The Peranakan style, with its blend of Chinese and Malay influences, carries a distinct allure that has stood the test of time. With this apartment, Linear Space Concepts has combined traditional Peranakan elements with new ideas to create a gorgeous home that stands out from the rest.
For Hijjas and Angela Kasturi, bringing architecture, culture and conservation together is their passion. With The Kasturi, a 5-Star beach resort on the east coast of Malaysia, they have achieved the seemingly impossible – combining luxury and authenticity.
Designed by WHBC Architects, the Chempenai House is a four-bedroom family home with modular tendencies, which sits lightly on the land. Adele Chong visits the concrete dwelling in Kuala Lumpur’s Damansara Heights and discovers a resourcefully crafted abode that toes the line between inside and outside.
She is originally from Malaysia, but these days Grace Tan calls Singapore home. It is here that she is pushing the limits of fashion design. Darlene Smyth asked her about her work and about what inspires her in her new home town.