Realrich Sjarief established R A W Architecture in 2011. He reestablished the long history of craftsmanships in his builder’s family that has been lasted for 3 generations, 60 years of practice since Indonesia Independence. At that time the practice has no name. The relationship between the supervisors and labours was intimate and personal to service some clients. The practice is well known on trust, quality, and its authentic design innovation in the mastery of building construction in Indonesia. RAW Architecture revived the idea of harmonic relationship between the craftsman, designer, people, and buildings as a whole. RAW project such as Alfa Omega School and growth of OMAH Library has become the manifestation of this belief.
RAW is active on designing residential building which has interest on locality and craftmanship to define architecture which is simple, humble, no pretention and has quality of transendence. RAW Architecture projects strive for uniqueness and humble character of local material. The idea of RAW is that every building which developed wholeheartly will create such a timeless, surreal, and mastery quality in its simplest form, simplest approach.
in 2015 Realrich found Omah Library, a place for learning architecture through literacy, workshop, course, and discourse architecture within topics of philosophy, construction technique, history, materiality. Omah Library become a place for practical discourse and theory. He is also active in Spirit 45 with Andy Rahman and Eka Swadiansa which publish book titled : SPIRIT_45 : Cultural Hypnosis and an Unfinished Manifesto in the beginning of 2018. He is also a home based lecturer in University of Pelita Harapan and active as guest lecturer in several universities in Indonesia.
In 2012, RAW Architecture’s work, Bare Minimalist was nominated for Indonesian Institute of Architects Jakarta Award. In 2015, National Gallery of Indonesia was nominated for Indonesian Institute of Architects Jakarta Recognition Award, continously Akanaka is nominated as Indonesian Institute of Architects Jakarta Award 2017 and Omah Library won Indonesian Institute of Architects Jakarta Award 2017 and Recently Alfa Omega is nominated in two prestigious award, World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, and Fibre Award led by Laetitia Fontaine and Dominique Gauzin-Muller. RAW architecture which stands for Realrich Architecture Workshop recently is also nominated as world emerging architect in Dezeen award.
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