Wiryomartono, Bagoes. "Soejoedi and Architecture in Modern Indonesia: A Critical Post-Colonial Study," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 7, issue 1 (2013): 177-185.
Post-Colonial buildings characterize architecture of modern Indonesia. How such buildings are distinguished from the colonial ones. As one of first generations of modern architect in the archipelago, Soejoedi (1928 -1981) is considerably an important figure who tries to deal with the liberation of architecture in Indonesia from Dutch colonial traces. This study is to disclose his works and their relationship in the context of modern culture and development. Despite his trainings in Western Europe, this essay argues that Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo was an original thinker and designer with a strong conviction that architecture is a sign of presence and contemporary awareness of current circumstances with the deeply rooted spirit of locality.