The fifth largest population in the world is rapidly expanding. For the past seven decades, both Indonesian and international architects have developed new ideas in order to fulfil the demands of the country's 250_ million inhabitants, in line with economic progress. Imelda Akmal's Architectural Guide Indonesia presents over one hundred must-visit buildings which date from the post- independence era (1945) to the present day. The book explores buildings that still embrace traditional Indonesian architectural heritage as well as those whose design is based on practical considerations, thus offering a valuable insight into the works of emerging and established architects. Each project is illustrated with stunning colour photo graphs and detailed information to facilitate an understanding of its historical and political context.
Imelda Akmal, Indonesian-born publisher and chief editor of Archinesia Bookgazine. Studied Architecture at Trisakti University and Interior Design at the RMIT Melbourne in 1999. Obtained her Masters in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. In 2010 she and her husband Sonny Sandjaya established IMAJI Books, an independent publishing company with a focus on art, design and culture in Jakarta.