The Llanogrande dwelling—which can finally develop into a visitor cottage inside a bigger residential compound that Balvin is now constructing—is quietly nestled in an intoxicating jungle panorama. The staff at 5 Sólidos utterly gutted an current home after which reimagined the construction as a serene, understated pavilion, the place architectural parts resembling blackened wooden siding and shoji-like framed linen doorways and screens level to the affect of Japanese aesthetics. Beautiful bonsai specimens underscore the affinity. In the meantime, the nice and cozy, luminous planes of French oak that wrap the interiors, coupled with an array of pared-down fashionable furnishings, add a observe of Scandinavian grace to the composition. The one eruption of shade happens in Balvin’s closet, the place about 850 pairs of sneakers (a mere portion of his king’s ransom) are displayed in what appears to be like just like the world’s dopest shoe museum.
A deck connects the home to a swimming pool that splashes all the way down to a lower-level reflecting pool bracketed by alfresco eating and lounge areas. “Water calms me down. I really like being on the market, particularly at night time, surrounded by the bushes and the darkness,” Balvin notes.
Water once more comes into play within the singer’s Medellín residence, the place a personal pool—each unit within the seven-floor constructing has one—opens to the outside through a hefty storage door. “I’ve at all times been fascinated by the concept of a New York loft—the unique loft,” Balvin says, describing the house’s excessive, uncovered ceilings, concrete flooring, and rugged aesthetic. “That is my man cave, a spot the place I can vibe with artwork and structure, the issues I really like,” he continues.
Correa seconds the notion. “Artwork is absolutely the protagonist right here. There’s a lot of shade within the items Jose collects, so he needed a really muted palette to maintain the deal with the work and sculpture,” the designer says, noting signature works by KAWS, WhIsBe, Josh Sperling, and Takashi Murakami. A customized show cupboard housing three of KAWS’s Companion sculptures gives a visually permeable boundary separating the bed room from the primary social space of the loft, which is centered on an enormous couch and a cool, free-form orange carpet that nods to the art work from Balvin’s Vibras album.“The one actual door within the loft is the one to the toilet.
The concept was to maintain the area as open and fluid as doable,” Ortega explains.
Balvin, who lately launched a capsule style assortment with Guess, would finally wish to flex his more and more honed design and structure muscle tissues within the hospitality area. “I simply love the method. It will be wonderful to create particular motels of ne artwork and magnificence, one thing with an Aman vibe with contributions by folks like KAWS and Murakami,” says the Colombian phenom. “Their work makes me really feel like I’m a child once more, laughing on the playground. That’s an amazing feeling.”