I am pleased to submit an internship application in Architecture division at RAW Architecture from June to August for 2 months. My name is Annisa Zakira Fillah, and often to be called Filly. I am currently in my final year of Architecture Bachelor program in Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. I am also taking fast track program, which allows me to take master courses while I am still in bachelor degree so that I can graduate faster. I see myself as an outgoing person, open to new things, and always work hard in every existing goals.
I found myself enjoying to draw since I was in primary school, and then it continues to high school, until I finally chose to go to architecture major in ITB because I view an ‘architect’ as a cool and fun work. However, after I entered this course I met a lot of new challenges such as the need to work overtime, repeating the design process hundred times, receive a lot of repulsion and also input from my lecturer and friends. Besides that, there are many positive things and new insights that I have learned while studying architecture. One of them is learning how to respond human behavior and put it with other physical aspects to form one whole building.
Over the past three years of learning in ITB, I have completed several projects including coursework and competitions. The projects are from various typologies including residential, commercial, mixed use, educational, and landscapes. I have listed some of the projects in my portfolio to showcase my ability and skills. Furthermore, I have two months of working experiences in PT Perentjana Djaja as an architect assistant. I learned to deal with a real projects at that time and participate in designing an airport, bank, and a shopping center which mostly are government projects. Besides on learning about projects, I also experienced to work in team that encourages me to be more competent in teamwork, leadership, and time management. These soft skills capability are also supported by my organizational experiences in several campus activities. In designing process, I find myself still need to learn more and I really want to seek for it. I am very excited to learn more about the design approach in RAW Architecture as I find many interesting and innovative projects that also inspires me. I am very impressed with RAW since I got an opportunity to interview Mr. Realrich Sjarief for a coursework in 2014. From there I received many new insights about design processes through sketching, workshops, processes with clients, and direct discuss with a structure experts. I was glad to get a visit to OMAH Library which is a very comfortable place to share and discuss about books, I am excited to have more of sharing experiences in RAW so I can share it to my friends later.
RAW Architecture is a well-developed architectural firm in Indonesia and have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their works. Each of works designed by RAW has their own story and always managed to respond to the context of the client and its environment. With a very explorative forms and mass, as well as showing local wisdom through the use of natural materials are one of interesting approaches I learned from RAW Architecture. A rigid, functional, and limited design sometimes still being one of the obstacles when my friends and I doing a coursework. I believe that RAW Architecture can give me a lot of learning in this matter.