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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