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Habitus is a movement for living in design. We’re an intelligent community of original thinkers in constant search of native uniqueness in our region.

 

From our base in Australia, we strive to capture the best edit, curating the stories behind the stories for authentic and expressive living.

 

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

 

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What We're Seeing

A Cabin That Plays With Volumes

The Mushroom is a series of cabins in a Chinese pine forest that draws inspiration from nature with a ballooning mushroom form and expansive panoramic views.

A Home Bringing The Owner’s Values To Life

Ruxton Rise by studiofour brings to life the owner’s values of family, health and integrity through a sensitive design that focuses on an experience rather than an overt statement.

Who We're Speaking To

Have you Designed the Kitchen of the Year? Only One Month to go!

Time is running out, don’t miss your chance to be crowned Gaggenau’s Kitchen of the Year for 2021 and win!

The Secret Life of Clay

We chat with Stephanie James-Manttan, an Adelaide based ceramicist and head of JamFactory's ceramics studio. Stephanie shares insights into the production processes that went into creating two new products for Jam by JamFactory.

Where We're Going

Read Habitus #50 Online Now!

The 50th issue of Habitus magazine is now available to read for free online, marking a momentous Anniversary issue.

Redefining Boyd’s Australian Ugliness

A new book on Australian architecture responds to Australian architect Robin Boyd’s seminal text, The Australian Ugliness, as it takes a fresh look at the nation’s ‘ugly past’ through a series of critical essays by multiple authors.

At The Forefront

Happenings

Introducing the INDE.Awards Prodigies for 2021

They are young and talented and leading the pack! The INDE.Awards Prodigy stands out from the crowd and makes a unique contribution to the world of architecture and design.

Architecture

Sensitively Retrofitting A Modernist Gem

Originally designed in the 1960s by Keith Cottier of Allen Jack + Cottier, this home in Pymble has been reinvigorated by hungerford+edmunds in collaboration with builder Ballast Point.

Happenings

Living together, high and low

Multi-residential living is the way of the future and whether you live in Hong Kong or Mumbai, Melbourne or Singapore good design makes all the difference to our lifestyle and wellbeing.

Happenings

Ambassadors Lead the way in the 2021 INDE.Awards

Our Ambassadors for the 2021 INDE.Awards represent a multitude of countries and each brings their exceptional talent and myriad experience to 2021.

Happenings

An extraordinary jury for the 2021 INDE.Awards

With 16 of the world’s best architects and designers on the INDE.Awards jury, this year shapes up to be a singular awards program and one not to be missed.

Design Hunters

The INDE.Summit is Coming: Topics Announced!

The year’s most anticipated knowledge-led event is coming in August. Be the first to discover the topics today

From our Friends

The Studio Kitchen by Kennedy Nolan and Laminex

The respected Melbourne architects give a masterclass in colour, texture and proportion, to deliver a stunning kitchen that feels spacious despite its diminutive footprint.

Premium Bathroom Range Made For Any Context

Available now via Bathe, Ceramica Globo's Italian-influenced collection of bathroom products are crafted with high-tech, modern solutions.

EDIT: The New Wave of Kitchen Design

Cantilever's latest kitchen created in collaboration with Kett is called EDIT - which spelled backwards reads' tide'. Taking inspiration from the recurring rhythm of a wave and its visual and emotive qualities, an affinity with the natural world informs the creative process, the colour palette and the kitchen's engaging materiality.

Characteristically Italian And Family Oriented

Available now to Space Furniture, Baxter's range of furniture pieces are an emulsion of beauty, modernist aesthetic and traditional craftsmanship.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Architecture

A Brutalist Façade Belies Verdant Greenery And Open Plan Living

In a rarely seen move, Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects builds a house to its boundaries in order to get the most of nature – but in this case, nature is found inside its four walls.

Architecture

Powerfully Passive

A memorable yet unassuming façade and material palette from MRTN Architects belies very considered, thoughtful architecture designed for a family of five.

Design Hunters

Rive Roshan Creates Objects Of Visual Wonder

Rive Roshan is a design practice working across many mediums questioning the perceived difference between art and design.

Happenings

The INDE.Awards 2020 Shortlist Hones In On Excellence In Design

The INDE.Awards 2020 shortlist is officially in! Without further ado, here are the exemplary design projects, people and objects that prevailed this year's record-breaking entries.

Architecture

Ruby Ridge House Is The Unassuming Beauty Of The South Island

Designed to maximise its box office view, this residential project in New Zealand by Condon Scott Architects is ready to face the elements head on.

Architecture

This House’s Steely Façade Is Just A Mask

The rigid public frontages of K House belies the abundance of openness and warmth that has been cultivated by Ben Walker Architects within.

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