Grupo Habita co-founders Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha have opened the doors to their latest project as the company hits its 20-year anniversary. Circulo Mexicano, situated in the pair’s hometown of Mexico City, was designed by local architects Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray.
The collapsed roof of the existing building revealed the potential for a patio that would flood the property with light and open up its spaces. This adapted central space now acts as a modern marketplace with handpicked stores, such as Simple by Trista from Giovanni Estrada and José Alfredo Silva, and dining options by chef collective Ona. Most of the rooms also have private patios. Círculo Mexicano features custom furniture by design studio La Metropolitana, following the Shaker design principles of simplicity, utility, and material honesty to add to the space’s architectural lightness.
As a signature element of Grupo Habita, art and culture reigns at Circulo Mexicano and takes its main cues from the address of the property where photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902 – 2002) was born and spent his formative years. As such, a selected number of works by Bravo are exhibited throughout the hotel rooms and public areas.
Photo: Courtesy of Grupo Habita