Ahmad Djuhara was born
in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1966 and studied architecture in Parahyangan Catholic
University in Bandung, Indonesia, graduating in 1991. He has been active in the
Young Indonesian Architects Forum (AMI) since 1992, coordinating discussions,
exhibitions and book publications. He is involved in the modern Asian
Architecture Network (mAAN) and was appointed mAAN’s Indonesia Vice-Coordinator
in 2005. Mr Djuhara served the Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI) as
Chairman of its Jakarta chapter from 2006 to 2009.
Mr. Juhara has won
several awards, among them the IAI Award for Sugiharto Steel House in
2002 and for Wisnu House in 2008, both of which are in Jakarta. He is now
practicing architecture in his firm djuhara+djuhara with wife, the architect
Wendy Djuhara, who has also received several IAI Awards for Shining Stars Kindergarten
and Tanah Teduh House, both located in Jakarta.
A low-cost house built on a 117 square metre plot for USD 7,500. Except for the bathroom which is built in concrete, the building is made of a steel structure and zyncalum metal sheets to reduce the material and labour costs. The house is on 3 floors of 36 square metres, leaving a small garden for the family's use.