25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia
offers a selection of the best contemporary architecture in the archipelago, ranging from a new type of urban shop house to dramatic and flamboyant buildings emerging from the countryside. Drawing on classical Indonesian aesthetics and conventions and blending these with dynamic, cutting-edge design ideas, modern architecture in Indonesia has become dramatically aligned with international concepts of space, incorporating stunning local elements and materials.
Amir Sidharta is Curator/Director of the Museum Universitas Pelita Harapan, Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang, a center outside Jakarta for the study of Indonesian fine art, and Lecturer in Architecture at the university.
Amanda Achmadi, based in Jakarta and Stuttgart, works as a practicing architect and freelance writer. She contributed to Houses for the 21st Century.