It goes without saying that there is much to love about every house in the 2019 Habitus House of the Year selection. But when it comes to co-existing in harmony with nature and enjoying indoor-outdoor living, these five projects take the cake.
Habitus’ New Zealand contributing writer Andrea Stevens shares her personal insight and experience of heading the hunt for New Zealand’s presence in the 2019 Habitus House of the Year selection.
All the houses within the 2019 Habitus House of the Year selection are deserving in their own right. These houses, however, made quite an impact on the Habitus team with their striking façades.
Shigeru Ban designs a boutique resort in Karuizawa, Japan, using architecture as a restorative tool and contextualising connections between nature, architecture and its inhabitants.
Referencing the New York roots of the St Regis brand, as well as the iconography of Hong Kong, André Fu creates evocative luxurious interiors for this anticipated new hotel.
Some architects choose to view site constraints such as size, orientation, rigid briefs and budgets as welcome challenges. Here are Habitus’ favourites from the year that was.
A seasoned architectural writer and former editor, Luo Jingmei shares her unique insights into the Singapore architecture and design scene, and the projects that made the cut for the first ever, Habitus House of the Year initiative.