Mexico City hotel Octavia Casa mixes materials to create a minimalist yet homely atmosphere in the capital’s La Condesa neighbourhood.
A wooden ‘cage’ wraps around the exterior of Octavia Casa, which was launched by clothes brand Octavia and designed by architect Pablo Pérez Palacios and his firm PPAA. The same interplay of textures and shapes run throughout the hotel, with rough plaster contrasting glass light wells, and rattan furniture complimenting polished concrete floors
Octavia Casa’s distinctive slatted exterior is, according to the architect, a way of opening the building up to the city while maintaining privacy for guests. Balconies at the back of the hotel are fringed with tropical plants, and huge planters out front also introduce bursts of greenery to the building.
To maintain Octavia Casa’s purposefully stripped back feel – reminiscent of its clothing range – rooms are kept simple, with padded reading nooks, wooden furniture and a muted palette. There are seven suites on offer, all with king-size beds, which start at $98 per night for the smaller rooms.
Av. Amatlan 126, Hipódromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06170 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico