motivation Letter

Regina Chandra -Melbourne University

My name is Regina Chandra. I have graduated from my undergraduate study in University of Melbourne majoring in Architecture. Through this letter I would like to express my interest to work as an intern in your firm.

First of all, I want to introduce myself as a designer. In designing, I try to make the process as enjoyable as possible by following what I particularly like about architecture. Thus, by being honest to myself, I hope I can also create architecture that is honest. As everything that is honest, such architecture will also be able to communicate to people easily. Nevertheless, I also realise that I need to compromise such idealism with the pragmatism of real world architecture practice. In addition to architecture, I also enjoy literature and psychology, and I hope that someday I could apply those interests into architecture. As of now, while I can apply literature and psychology to my design concept, I haven’t been able to successfully translate such concept into spatial experience. This is one aspect that contribute to my design immaturity that I wish to overcome through work experience in architecture practice.

I want to learn in RAW Architecture because its projects reflect two themes in architecture that I want to further discover and learn. On one hand, I am interested in exploring architecture that is humble and honest, answering to the users’ need without drawing needless attention through frivolous design. For example, I adore Alvaro Siza’s poetic work with simple white wall and square windows. Which such simple design look, he manages to create design that is full of sensibility and it resonates with people’s emotion. On the other hand, I believe that in the future, people will change and those simple style of architecture will no longer be appropriate. Curving parametric design will deliver the excitement in architecture that modern people crave and it will become the more preferable style. As an architect that grows in this period of transition,I have to be open to explore both architecture style. In this context, RAW Architecture which has successfully channeled emotion into their work while still exploring parametric design at the same time will be the perfect place to learn both style of architecture.
In addition to that, I have heard and read multiple statements that RAW Architecture is passionate about nurturing young architects in Indonesia through various program including the internship program. As passion is contagious, I believe such aspiration will attract fellow passionate young architects and further create good learning environment where people could learn not just from the mentors but also from their peers. Thus, I want to participate in RAW Architecture internship program as I believe it will be a rewarding learning experience.

These are my motivations to work as an intern for RAW Architecture. Thank you for your time and attention.

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Oleh Realrich Sjarief

Founder of RAW Architecture

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