22 weeks is not a short time to gain knowledge in RAW. But 22 weeks feels faster when working with dream team (mr.Realrich call them).
20 febuary 2017 I made my internship debut with dream team. Many things I think that apprentices will feel tense and boring. After 2 weeks running I am more familiar with working in RAW and my assumption about internship is gone with time.
Talking about the project , many lessons I get from projects I work with with employees and interns. One of the projects that I will remember is Floating Cafe Grand Kamala lagoon, the hardest thing at that time was the first time I had to interpret the strokes of mr.realrich into 3D computer, thanks to the many floating cafes that take up so much time. Apart from that all this shows that, when apprenticeship in RAW apprentices are given the opportunity to expose as many ideas as possible and RAW is very open to these ideas. Not always working on 2D drawings, apprentices are also given opportunities ranging from following, brown bag, concept design, programming, 3D and 2D exercises, site visit, short lecture with mr.realrich. Almost all the processes that run in RAW I follow and learn. Plus value that obtained by apprentice in RAW is a book library that is complete and also OMAH program. I think raw is the place that has a very high sense of concern with the world of architectural education in Indonesia, very visible how to RAW respond all apprenticeship.
Talking about the working atmosphere in RAW regardless of project, the working atmosphere at RAW is great fun away from the boredom. Although, tense often approach. The tense atmosphere can be solved by the talents of a comedian and the talent of being a growing singer in each employee and lucky, I have very supportive apprentices. Maybe this is what I feel when I’m internship in RAW.
The things I will remember and miss is when it is late afternoon and all rush to the cafe next door for noodle and coffee time. When there is a sound “sekarang atau tidak sama sekali” it is the time when it’s time to go to ‘warung sebelah’ (we call the store) . Then, Sport session is one of the most highly anticipated programs every week. And an honour to play futsal with RAW team that only exist every 4 years. Then also the office atmosphere suddenly turned into like a radio broadcasting office and Ka Ali as a radio announcer on TVM.fm hahaha ….. thanks for the best moments. Here, I learned that a supportive working environment will make a person more loving his work. So that, we can work better.
Thanks to the dream team, especially mr.Realrich Sjarief, associates, designer, Bangkit, DOT workshop members, admins, internships, and who always remembered “Eggplan boys”. Thanks for all knowledge and time given.