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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