Mira Hadiprana is the president director of Hadiprana Design Consultant which was established by her father Hendra in 1958. One of the leading and respected consulting services in architecture, interior, landscape, lighting, and artwork, Mira has led the company since 2007.
What briefs did you obtain to arrange the show unit’s interior? And how did you implement them?
CitraLake Villa, in West Jakarta, is a high-class residence with a lakefront view to keep residents connected with nature. In addition, it also has the advantage of implementing smart home technology. In arranging the interior of the show unit, we combined three main factors, namely functional, comfort, and aesthetic elements.
• Functional: where the dwelling has complete rooms and furniture according to the occupants’ needs.
• Comfort: physical comforts, such as a comfortable sofa and bed, and a visual comfort design, namely a harmonious interior.
•Aesthetic: differentiating factors. This is the hallmark of a dwelling, usually synonymous with the house’s owner.
How did you translate the ‘lakefront villa’ feel into your design?
The “lakefront” feel is created through the colours and shapes applied to the interior. The blue colour creates a calming effect. We used dynamic shapes such as arches in furniture and interior ornaments to create a natural feel. For decorative artwork, we adopted Ship-Jangsaeng, which is a life in harmony with nature using ten natural elements where one of them is water.
The interior has a distinctly Chinese feel. Any particular reason?
To accommodate the majority of potential customers for the CitraLake Villa show unit, this is the basic idea for us to apply Chinese culture to the design implementation. The Pan Chang Knot concept representing a circle of life with no beginning and no end, symbolises continuity or flow of luck for the house’s residents.
How did you make the house attractive to see and feel?
The aesthetic factor to the details in the room were:
1. Prioritising symmetrical elements to represent the balance in wall panels, build-ins, and furniture layout
2. Using the basic form of Pan Chang, such as see-through partitions, bedheads, and decorative lighting.
In addition, we paid attention to the comfort factor for residents by selecting furniture that considers the occupants’ accessibility and circulation so that the room feels spacious and functional.