Interview with Uira, Founder and Project Director at Artalenta

It’s no secret that architecture is more than drawings, buildings, and walls. Each outstanding architect or a team of architects have their unique formula of perfection in work. The Bali-based architecture & planning company Artalenta, the winner of  Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of The Best Luxury Architect and InteriorDesign Studio in Indonesia has its own expertise and set of ideas that made it one of the leaders in the industry. The essential role in the success of Artalenta is played by its founder, Indonesian architect, principal, and project director Pak Uira. We talked with Uira about his career and architectural vision.

Luxury Lifestyle Awards: Could you tell us about yourself? Who is Uira, the mastermind of Artalenta?

Uira: I am an Indonesian and was born on the island of Java. I am now based in Bali because I like living close to nature. In a glance, my personality type is more towards an INTJ-A person. I am a Strategic person yet imaginative and decisive, ambitious, and curious about everything but remain focused.

LLA: How and why did you decide to start a career in architecture?

Uira: I am highly inspired by art, engineering, technology, and geometry. I started a career in architecture because it is the best canvas to put all those important aspects and values together. To me, architecture is a sophisticated practice of designing and producing an expression of a lifestyle.