Architect, Lecturer, and Researcher at the Building Technology Research Group, School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.
He started working with bamboo in 1999 in developing plastered bamboo construction for low-cost housing. After studying bamboo architecture in Colombia, he changed his approach of promoting bamboo by designing a high-end building to increase its value. One of his achievements in design was award-winning Great Hall OBI, an oval building with a span of 20m to 30m, entirely made of bamboo. He gained his doctoral degree from the Chair of Structures and Structural Design, Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen, Germany in 2012, with dissertation ‘Traditional and Innovative Joints in Bamboo Construction’ resulting lashing based bamboo connections with high tensile strength, which its strength can be customized. He is now focusing on the advanced application of bamboo such as tensegrity structure, reciprocal frame, tensile structure as well as space structure with new design approach such as parametric design. In promoting new ways of constructing bamboos, he conducted so many lectures and hands-on workshop all over the world.
Widyowijatnoko, Andry, Traditional and Innovative Joints in Bamboo Construction, ISBN: 978-3-86130438-4, Druck and Verlagshaus Mainz GmBH Aachen (2012)