Photography by Luis Young.
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Located in the Condesa neighbourhood, one of the densest, pedestrian-friendly urban areas of the city, the project seeks to respond to the neighbourhood condition and join as another project with both urban and social character.
At the urban level, Octavia Casa is conceived as a building that opens up to the city and especially to the pedestrians, leaving the ground floor space free and replete with public character, promoting encounters between the city and the guests.
An important part of the project is the “empty space” that takes the form of a side patio, visually communicating with the outside. Equally, this built element provides textures in walls and floors, emphasizing the “architecture of emptiness”.
Photography by Maureen Evans.
The rooms are located in two blocks, one of them in the back section that’s open to the patio and the other in the front part facing the street. A timber lattice filter provides privacy to the street while creating a play of light and shade while protecting the residents from the sunlight.
The roof was conceived as a public place away for direct contact with the city – a place with a more controlled relationship with its surroundings, meticulously planned views of the neighbourhood while being enveloped by nature.
Octavia Casa demonstrates special care for the details and for the specific needs of each user. PPAA have employed only the materials in their purest state or those that have been exquisitely made in order to deliver a project that feels as harmonious as it is timeless.
Read on for further insight from the PPAA project team on Octavia Casa.
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