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Hallo there, I am Realrich Sjarief, an architect, writer, and monumental artist live in Guha with my wife and kids. I work in my studio : Realrich Architecture Workshop (well known by the name of RAW Architecture)

Guha Memanggil

Semburat cahaya menyinari dak lantai bambu di Piyandeling. Bayangan batang – batang bambu terpapar di lantai membentuk pola – pola batang – batang bambu yang berjajar, seperti metafora hutan bambu. Di balik latar terlihat susunan ramp yang melingkar memeluk tiang yang sekaligus berfungsi sebagai pemisah hubungan ruang privat…ke-Slamet-an penting sebagai basis landasan untuk maju ke tahapan selanjutnya. Hal ini terlihat di dalam proses Tumpeng, atau manifest Tumpang Sari yang bertahap – tahap melangkah untuk hal yang lebih baik. Sejak Pandemi datang, akar semakin kuat, relasi semakin nyata, jembatan saling menyambung, dan saya bisa ucapkan Terima Kasih Tuhan.

Phantom of Architecture

Architecture is sometimes interpreted as buildings or space in between, or body of theory. It’s a phantom, an unseen object of something apparent to sense but with no substantial existence. The Phantom actually greets and haunts us as traditions and technology. The sharing in here will focus on the paradoxes that creates bricolages of Architecture Fantasy in post modern era. It’s a way to use history for re-contextualizing the practice to be grounded or being radical to open unlimited possibilities of ideas.

Arsitektur Berkelanjutan

Tulisan ini adalah sebuah telaah mengenai Wacana arsitektur berkelanjutan. Arsitektur Berkelanjutan menjadi sangat penting untuk dibahas mengingat semakin tingginya degradasi lingkungan yang terjadi sebagai akibat dari manusia. Upaya-upaya meminimalkan dampak lingkungan ini disadari oleh banyak arsitek, yang dirumuskan sebagai kesadaran bersama-sama yang menjadi sebuah kesepakatan global. Arsitektur berkelanjutan disini dibahas dari lima titik kesadaran, yaitu pertama : kesadaran akan diri sendiri, kedua : kesadaran akan lingkungan sekitar, ketiga : kesadaran akan material, keempat : kesadaran akan strategi desain, dan ditutup di titik awal kelima yaitu : refleksi. Setiap titik awal tersebut diturunkan ke dalam 14 strategi arsitektur berkelanjutan dan akan dibahas satu demi satu.

realrich sjarief of raw architecture speaks the power of architectural literacy

when we hear the word “designing”, many of us are often fixated on a portrait of a particular object, structure, or craft worth remembering functionally and aesthetically. however, perhaps also many of us underestimate the power of literacy that brings these very objects to life.this is where realrich sjarief, a former architect at foster & partners, a poetic believer and founder of jakarta-based raw architecture, and principal architect of the famous alpha omega school and the notable omah library – sees how architectural literacy shapes one’s success story. it is a tool that creates a safe haven for one personal’s space – not only to fantasize and imagine what is yet to come, but also to broaden our horizons. sjarief spent most of his life reading and writing architectural literature, emphasizing literacy through craftsmanship, people, and material, which led him to such methodology and philosophy. the story began with his fond childhood memory of accompanying his father to construction sites and with his love for books that gradually turned into a passion for writing and delivering stories through design.


Terjadi kendala. Silakan muat ulang halaman dan/atau coba kembali.

Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.

I love to design architecture, read books about architecture and write books about it. I became an architect, writer, lecturer, and father of wonderful kids and a beloved wife. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Guild – Guha, and spending time to learn with another fellow amateur at Omah Library.

Ini adalah tempat belajar saya dan kawan – kawan yang menyukai arsitektur. Banyak diskusi yang terjadi di tempat ini.
Guha bertempat di Taman Villa Meruya. Tempat ini adalah tempat saya berkarya, tinggal bersama keluarga kecil kami.
Guha termasuk di dalamnya Rumah Buku adalah tempat anak – anak sekitar rumah kami bermain – main di dalam bentuk perpustakaan.

The Roseto | Paguyuban’s Spirit

I had learned that architecture is sacred, and is all about collaboration process. Our team consists of dedicated craftsmen, young designer, many of them are brothers, sisters, friends for life.

None of these was of more use to me than the call for long lasting relationship. If any Outlier wished to be successful in his place, we helped them to rise, which all who were within hearing answered yes to the bright future of all of my fellow family.

Then the nature will call of reciprocal rules, that every kind people deserve to be succesful, effort should be noted, and thanked for. It will be appreciated. That is the beautiful side of monumental architecture, that is creating memories for all of the people’s in.



Craft is a tradition inherited by generations. It’s an ethos to elaborate yourself with tribes, past philosophy to contextualize with contemporary issues.



Architecture is all about art and building science. It’s a holistic view or combination between way of universe and integrative approach to combine the diciplines.



We don’t see them, we will never see them. To be successful you’ve got to work hard, to make history, simple, you’ve got to make it. At the end it’s not about you, it’s about collaborative works. Success is togetherness.



Look at the beautiful phrases to appreciate literacy. Surround yourself with angels of words, positive energy that is long lasted, beautiful people as actors, beautiful souls as networks, clean heart, angelic act as theories.

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