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Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


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Living On Higher Ground

Fabian Tan recasts the barn as a lofty living space with Knikno House, a two-storey home in Malaysia.

A Concrete House Finds a Home in the Tropics

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.

Fashioning Fabric – Grace Tan

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.

Meeting the people behind Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens’ talented and experienced team has enjoyed tremendous success over the past 18 years. This month Secret Gardens talks to Habitusliving.com about their garden design company’s evolution and give you a chance to win a magazine subscription by liking their brand new Facebook page.

Muuto Celebrating 5 years!

New design is forged by young designers. But it takes marketing consortium’s such as smart Scando outfits like Muuto to push the names of individuals into the stratosphere, as Belinda Aucott reports.

Genuine and True Houses

This month in Habitus #14 Paul McGillick explores the notions of house and home, in an essay about three books. Here we get a taste of what he is speaking about…

Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa

Home to the largest natural springs reserve in the region, the Spa at Mission Hills on China’s Hainan island sets the bar with designs and treatments that are both locally and globally inspired. Janice Seow has this story.

Snapshot, Helsinki

Jane Burton Taylor shares a little excerpt of her Snapshot story on Helsinki– taken from Habitus December issue, on sale now.