On top of a cliff overlooking the valley, J Balvin’s Minimalist House In Medellin brings together everything that one of Colombia’s biggest artists needs for his days off: nature and some fresh air.
“Casa Aire”, as the name suggests in Spanish, is a perfect combination of refuge and a good sense of design. The “House of Air” was built high above the clouds and only an hour away from the singer’s hometown of Medellin. With luxurious minimalist-style rooms and open spaces, guests are truly immersed in the five natural elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether (or heavenly bodies).
It’s not every day that you get to experience a reggaeton star’s hideaway up close. The Colombian singer J Balvin, famous for hits that rock many parties and nights around the world, opened the doors of his new minimalist house. And for those who are curious to know a little more about the style, we bring you everything in today’s post!
The Minimalist House Style:
The Minimalist House can be characterized primarily by the use of a neutral color palette and materials that favor the creation of a calm and serene atmosphere. With a focus on the architecture of the space itself, minimalist houses are clutter-free and often open-plan in style, with careful consideration to each piece of furniture or artwork.
And in this, J Balvin’s Minimalist House fits the style perfectly. The design of the space was under the care of 5 Sólidos, a studio known for creating simple, minimalist, but expressive architecture. With Japanese water mirrors and olive trees, arranged according to Feng Shui principles, the house incorporates natural elements inside and out, ensuring a perfect connection between nature and structure.
In the large and open living room, the ample space flows out onto a semi-covered terrace through a small circulation area, where the glass doors create an illusion of depth between the outdoor and indoor spaces. The large sofas – in forest green – were designed in 1967 by French designer Pierre Paulin, and complement the two stunning travertine slabs that serve as coffee tables.
The artist’s minimalist house has a total of three bedrooms, all of which also open onto the deck for magnificent views of the Andes. The idea behind Casa Aire is precisely this: to provide visitors with the perfect balance between calm and inspiration.
Despite the fact that some minimalist designs may have rustic or traditional furniture, many professionals opt for sleek and contemporary items with straightforward styles. Similar to this, art is usually contemporary and theoretical. In J Balvin’s minimalist house is possible to see plenty of raw wood, concrete, and stone finishes combined with simple tapware and fittings.
Also with many references to the oriental “zen style”, the artist’s refuge brings as inspiration, the Taoist concept that exposes the duality of everything in the universe, as the two fundamental opposite and complementary forces that are found in all things: Yin and Yang. J Balvin’s minimalist house is considered a perfect mix of “balance, calm, and inspiration” by the singer.
The house designed by one of Colombia’s largest design and architecture studios has three bedrooms, all opening onto the main deck from where you can see unobstructed views of the Andes. With more sober and understated colors, one of the bedrooms has a Brazilian walnut floor, plasterboard walls, and ceiling.
The room is simple, and the double bed is under a rug made of quadridulate, with non-standard prints. The set of side beds that accompany the main piece of furniture are also in wood and follow the minimalist style of the house decor.
Each of the three rooms is also decorated with works by contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, famous for producing iconic pieces. The places also feature works by FriendsWithYou, an artistic collaboration from California between Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III.
For the dining area, there are also two options. The main dining table is indoors, seating 8 people and made of wood. The set of modern-style chairs with open-backed armrests helps to create a relaxed atmosphere in the decoration next to the Yves Klein-inspired work by Colombian artist Christian Abusaid.
The dining area outside is an open-air overhang offering views of the surrounding native forests, including some distinctive yarumo blanco trees, towards the La Fe reservoir near El Retiro.
J Balvin’s minimalist house also features a swimming pool, a wellness area with a gym, and an elevated basketball court. All so that the singer’s days off with friends or family can be enjoyed to the fullest. The lighting, like the rest of the house, has focal points and warm tones, which provide a cozier and calmer atmosphere.
With the right furniture and decorations it is possible to transform any environment! The moss and daisy tones for the details and the stone finishes, offer nuances of the chosen decorating style and make everything more sophisticated. Also with nature so close, there is no doubt that J Balvin’s Minimalist House is a sanctuary to be enjoyed with the senses.
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