Planning Ahead Three-Generation Concept


To create a liveable residential area, a developer must have expertise in the technical planning process and the product’s development. Margarita Rositarini – Head of Technical Planning & Product Development of PT Sinar Mas Land, elaborates more on why the Kanade Cluster at The Zora is a high-quality living standard worth future investment.

Written by Iman Hidajat

What is the focal point of the Kanade Cluster?

Kanade is the last cluster in The Zora, and we offer our latest and best residential product. The cluster is also the result of the latest developments and innovations that follow the market and current trends. In this case, applies Japanese high-quality living philosophy standards. In addition, this cluster’s location is closer to the main gate of The Zora and its surrounding commercial areas.

The latest and best cluster. What is the concept of this cluster?

Apart from all the facilities, such as a large pedestrian area, jogging tracks, and green areas, the ‘three-generation house’ concept is what distinguishes the Kanade Cluster.

Can you elaborate on this ‘three-generation house’ concept?

In terms of the technical quality of the three-generation house in the Kanade Cluster, we can see the same quality of the rooms on the first, second, and third floors. In general, there are many residential developments with the first floor being a lower-quality basement. But here, the first, second and third floors boast the same quality. One example, grandparents who live on the first floor can enjoy en-suite bathrooms and living room facilities.

Double ceilings or voids are becoming the staple of luxury houses; what’s interesting about this void?

What’s interesting about this double ceiling effect is the majestic and spacious impression of the house. Also, light illuminates the rooms a lot which can save energy. Another function is facilitating communication between family members across generations on the lower and upper floors.

What about the use of low-emissivity glass that can reduce heat by 30 per cent?

We apply the concept of the inside-to-outside relation within the house. Then came the question, how do we use lots of large window glasses but won’t feel hot inside? We collaborated with AGC, Inc. or Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., a glass company from Japan, for the use of low-emissivity glass that can absorb heat.

How did you come up with the figure of 30 per cent less heat?

Everything goes through a process where we look for the radius in which the figure is approximately correct to reduce heat and plan. Usually, the glasses will be placed at the front of the house and the side that often is exposed to more sunlight. The Zora is the only residence that uses low-emissivity glass, which can reduce heat by up to 30 per cent.

The use of a private home elevator in this house is interesting. Can you explain it?

Houses measuring 12x22 metres and 10x20 metres will get home elevator facilities made by Mitsubishi Electric with 3KVA, 1 Phase, 220V, and 50Hz electricity. This lift will undoubtedly facilitate transporting elderly residents who live on the ground floor to the family room or dining room on the second floor or if they want to go up to the third floor or vice versa.

How about the safety protocol on this home lift?

This is a home lift, so we make the safety protocol at best. For example, in the event of the electricity power interruption whilst the lift is on the third floor, the lift will go down to the nearest floor and the door will automatically open. Later, the lights and fans will automatically turn off if the life is idle and not in use. The lifts and their function as a means of vertical transportation at the Kanade Cluster were built with a well-planned sophistication.

Can you elaborate the zonings in the Kanade Cluster?

Each house in this cluster has private, semi-private, and public zones. As an illustration, I’ll explain it like this:

  • Type 8+ (242 sqm) consists of 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one powder room, a maid bedroom, and a maid bathroom. Type 8+ has also 1 living room and 2 family halls.
  • Type 10 (358 sqm) consists of 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two powder rooms, a maid bedroom, and a maid bathroom. Type 10 has also 1 living room and 2 family halls.
  • Type 12 (485 sqm) consists of 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two powder rooms, a maid bedroom, and a bathroom. Type 12 has also 1 living room and 2 family halls.
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