Sunday’s Best

For Jakarta-based architect Willis Kusuma, no material captures timelessness better than concrete.

“I remember looking at the works of the great masters, Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, who used concrete frequently and always marveled at how they arrived at structures that transcend time. They were constructed in the past but could well belong to the present too! I wanted that same quality for my building.”

A chaotic site

Before the runaway success that is Mister Sunday Café, there was a 250-square-meter lot on a crowded residential street in the throes of commercial reinvention. The local government had just rezoned Jalan Cikajang (Cikajang Street) to allow retail establishments, and in the

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