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Habitus Magazine presents a new celebration of residential architecture in the Indo-Pacific

Habitus House of the Year

For a decade, Habitus magazine has shone a much-needed spotlight on the unique architecture, art, and design of the Indo-Pacific. Produced in the Region but beloved around the world, Habitus has become the leading global destination for Design Hunters searching for inspiring projects that challenge conventional ideas about architecture and home.

Over the past ten years, Habitus has remained true to its origins as a labour of love: each issue combines stunning imagery with thoughtful, immersive writing that carefully strips back the layers to find the real stories behind the stories. Bold and authentic, the magazine has followed the narrative of Indo-Pacific design as it unfurls in new and unexpected directions, and in doing so has bridged the gap between design and everyday life. Habitus reflects a new and radical type of design magazine that recognises – and honours – design as a way of life.

Habitus House of the Year

To celebrate ten years of supporting regional excellence, Habitus is pleased to announce ‘Habitus House of the Year’, a new initiative celebrating outstanding residential design in the Indo-Pacific. Our upcoming special edition will showcase a hand-curated selection of the 20 best homes – plus 5 online exclusives – completed in the Region in the past 12 months, bringing together a diverse selection that spans from Sri Lanka to Australia and Thailand to New Zealand. Homes by established heavyweights will appear alongside those by emerging prodigies to create a snapshot of where regional design is at – and provide a tantalising glimpse of what the next

ten years may bring. From this initial selection, an independent jury of leading practitioners will nominate their pick for the inaugural Habitus House of the Year; Exemplary Integration of Environment; and Outstanding Interior Architecture.

In true Habitus spirit, all projects embrace the values of its owner and the broader culture of its site and community to demonstrate what really makes a house a home. From the lay of the land to climatic conditions, landscaping to interior products, the Habitus House of the Year will respond sensitively to its context and present a new and exciting way of life.

Get involved

In addition to the jury special mentions, the ‘People’s Choice for the House of the Year’ will give Habitus readers the opportunity to have their say. Stand by for more details about voting, the shortlisted houses, and a number of exclusive events to commemorate the Habitus House of the Year special issue.