Curated by Andra Matin

Meet Andra Matin the visionary Indonesian architect seamlessly blending tradition and modernity, crafting spaces that echo our heritage while embracing innovation. With his sleek and contemporary architectural style, he founded andramatin Architects and andramatin Projects in 1988. With more than four decades of experience, his creative footprint now spans furniture design, expansive constructions, and even urban planning, reflecting a broad and multi-dimensional approach. Notable achievements include iconic landmarks like Taman Ismail Marzuki, the Aquatic Stadium in Gelora Bung Karno, and Banyuwangi International Airport which achieved the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022.

Andra Matin has curated a list of books from our shelf with a variety of topics. The first book that he chose is “Bao” published by Phaidon, the first cookbook from London’s cult favorite restaurant BAO that he visited and wanted to learn more about it. Second, “Retronesia” published by Kabar Media is the second book that is added to his list. An architecture book that delves into Indonesian retro architecture style in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The last book of his curation is a photography and fashion book, “Helmut Newton Legacy” published by Taschen. He found an interesting similarity between fashion and architecture which piqued his interest. Additionally, he enjoys photography, which is why this book caught his attention. 

Books : 

  • Bao published by Phaidon
  • Retronesia published by Kabar Media
  • Helmut Newton Legacy  published by Taschen