Text/authors: Arjan van Helmond, Stani Michiels, Charles Esche, Agung Jenong, Abidin Kusno, Gerardo Mosquera
isbn: 978-90-78088-01-1   ..  € 19,50  .. buy book


. the phenomenon of the megalopolis is explored from a variety of perspectives
. a supplement to other city books in its personal, idiosyncratic approach
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This book focuses on two projects based in the city of Jakarta by artist/architect Stani Michiels and artist Arjan van Helmond.

From their different lines of approach they try to get a handle on Jakarta’s housing culture, the experience of private as opposed to public space and the consequences of city migration, as well as the city’s infrastructure, its increasing density and the coherence of the city as a whole.Many megalopolises in developing countries undergo explosive growth, with the cultural, social, political and economic complexity developing at an unprecedented rate. This phenomenon is being given more and more attention within the world of architecture and art. more

This phenomenon is being given more and more attention within the world of architecture and art.
The essays by Charles Esche, Abidin Kusno, Gerardo Mosquera and Agung Jenong provide the book with a theoretical framework. back
Jakarta Megalopolis, Horizontal and Vertical Observations
Design: Sanne Beeren .. 176 pages .. full colour .. 24 x 17 cm .. paperback .. English &nsbp; .. Supported by the Netherlands Architecture Fund; Mondriaan Foundation; EFL Foundation