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CASA OCTAVIA arises from the intention of transferring the values of the OCTAVIA brand to a living space. Values as natural, simple, clear and honest are taken into an architectural space where the user can live a unique accommodation experience in Mexico City.

▼建筑外观,exterior view ©LUIS YOUNG


Located in the Condesa neighborhood, one of the most consolidated and pedestrian – friendly urban areas of the city, the project seeks to respond to this neighborhood condition and join as another project with this urban and social character.

▼首层平面图,ground floor plan ©PPAA


At urban level is conceived as an element that opens up to the city and especially to the pedestrian, leaving the ground floor space free and with public character promoting encounters between city and the guests. This public space has multiple configurations and controlled openings, from an extension of the street to a more defined space where they can host different schemes, from having a coffee and breakfast to becoming a store or simply a meeting place.

▼底层空间,the ground floor ©LUIS GARVAN

▼公共空间作为街道的延伸,public area as an extension of the street ©LUIS YOUNG


An important part of the project is the empty space that takes the form of a side patio and that visually communicates with the outside. The built element in the other hand provides with textures in walls and floors emphasizes architecture with emptiness.

▼“空地”在视觉上与外界形成连接,the empty space visually communicates with the outside ©LUIS YOUNG

▼墙壁和地面的纹理突显了庭院空间的空旷感 ©MAUREEN EVANS
the built element provides with textures in walls and floors emphasizes architecture with emptiness

▼材料细节,material ©LUIS YOUNG


The rooms are located in two blocks, one of them in them back part open to the patio and the other in the front part facing to the street with a wooden lattice filter that in besides providing privacy to the street, creates a play of light and shade and protects from the sun light.

▼木格栅立面,wooden lattice facade ©MAUREEN EVANS

▼阳台,balcony ©MAUREEN EVANS

▼入口空间,entrance area ©LUIS GARVAN

▼入口公共区,seating area at the entrance ©MAUREEN EVANS

▼格栅在墙面上投下光影,the wooden lattice creates a play of light and shade ©LUIS GARVAN

▼座位细节,seating area detailed view  ©LUIS GARVAN


Each room has it’s own character. Leaving the largest one at ground floor, which in addition to the bedroom has a space that can be use for social activities or a second bed in the same room. Rooms facing the street have their own balcony facing the interior patio.

▼客房内部,guest room interior view ©MAUREEN EVANS

▼客房细节,details ©MAUREEN EVANS


The roof was thought as a public place away for direct contact with the city. A place with a more controlled relationship with the surrounding, controlled views of the neighborhood and surrounded by nature.

▼顶层走廊,corridor on the upper floor ©LUIS YOUNG

▼楼梯细节,stair details ©LUIS YOUNG

▼墙面纹理,wall texture ©LUIS YOUNG


Like and OCTAVIA, the project has a special care for the details and for specifics need of each users. Using only materials in their purest state, with an exquisite manufacturing they make it not only feel harmonious but at the same time timeless.

▼公共空间细节,public area texture and details ©LUIS YOUNG

▼楼梯间细节,stair well detailed view ©LUIS YOUNG  ©LUIS GARVAN

▼客房层平面图,floor plan ©PPAA

▼屋顶平面图,roof plan ©PPAA

Location: Condesa, CDMX, México.
Year: 2020
Construction: 340 m2
Team: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Miguel Vargas, Jorge Quiroga, Hermann Tamayo
Photography: Maureen M. Evans / Luis Young / Luis Garvan

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