motivation Letter

Kristoforus Kevin – Tarumanagara University

First, I want to introduce myself, my name is Kristoforus Kevin and I’m from Tarumanagara University. I was graduated in October 2018. I’m writing to apply for the position of Fresh Graduate Internship at RAW Architecture. I know RAW Architecture since I was in University. I have no doubt RAW is known as an Architectural Firm who has hold a few awards as a nominee from National (Indonesia) and International.

In position I applied for I want to tell a little story about my Bachelor Degree Final Project. I held this degree by doing Building Design Project with the title is Stasiun Intermoda Kampung Bandan / Kampung Bandan Intermodal Station. I was accomplished this project in 3-4 months. This project is talking about an enhancement and revitalization in Transportation Infrastructure Sector. I was interested to took this topic because I saw Transportation is one of important things in many countries or cities in order to being developed. The purpose of develop the Transportation Sector is to fulfillment the People’s Mobility and Movement to accommodate the activities. I saw too the Government of Jakarta has start the Development in Jakarta, such as built a MRT, Re-Organize some district to be a Transit Oriented Development (TOD). From the facts above, I took this chance to think how to build an Infrastructure Project by escalate them better before. In the future also, Kampung Bandan will be develop as a TOD District. In this project, I learn a lot of things and knowledge, such as how to think in Urban Neighborhood Sector, how to think this project is belongs to Human Movement and Mobility. By compile these significant things in built the project triggered me to have a critical thinking, learn a new things and knowledge.

The main achievements that I had in my previous study was nominee and participants of Public Expose 8.25 (Annual Final Project Exibition in Tarumanagara University) with another 25 students. This is my greatest and highest award I ever get before. I feel my hard work in a few months paid off, but I don’t want to be too happy, because if we are feel too happy, we can be an arrogant. I don’t want to be a person like that, I assume this award as a booster for me to do more hard work to reach another achievement in the future.

In next September, I have a plan to continue my Master Degree in Architecture. I want to prepare myself in Architectural Knowledge. By doing the Internship at RAW architecture, I hope I can get plenty new useful knowledge outright train my skills and apply it in RAW Architecture. I’ve included my CV and Bachelor Degree Final Project a representation of me. Thank you for your time, chances, and consideration.

Team - Reflection Letter

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


RAW Architecture Nominated as Finalist in Masterplan of Sukabumi Official Center by IAI Jabar

Read more at: http://sayembara.iaijabar.org/


Realrich Sjarief participate as one of the panelist in Nusantara Architecture roadshow initiated by Propan Raya

Diambil dari http://news.propanraya.com

Bali terpilih menjadi tempat pertama diadakannya roadshow Arsitektur Nusantara yang diselenggarakan oleh Propan Raya, pada Rabu, 10 April 2019. Lokasi tepatnya berada di Aula Wicwakarma Jurusan Arsitektur Fakultas Teknik Universitas Udayana (UNUD), Bali. Antusias para peserta saat mendengarkan kuliah umum pun terlihat selama acara roadshow Arsitektur Nusantara berlangsung.

Pada acara perdana roadshow Arsitektur Nusantara 2019 dihadiri oleh Asisten 1 Walikota Denpasar, I Made Toya SH, MH; Kepala Dinas Pariwisata Pemerintah Kota Denpasar, Desiree Mulyani; Ketua Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia area Bali, I Kadek Prana Jaya; Wakil Dekan 1 FT UNUD, Prof Ir. Ngakan Putu Sueca, MT, PHD; Koprodi Arsitektur FT UNUD, Prof. Dr. Ir. A. A. Ayu Oka Saraswati, MT; para dosen arsitektur Universitas Udayama; komunitas arsitek; mahasiswa-mahasiswi arsitektur, dll.

Terselenggaranya acara roadshow Arsitektur Nusantara 2019, tak terlepas dari dukungan Himpunan Mahasiswa Arsitektur (HMA) Universitas Udayana, yang disebut dengan HMA Wicwakarma, serta Propan Raya cabang Bali. “Kami memang ingin melibatkan para generasi muda agar mereka lebih kreatif dan memiliki tanggung jawab, di luar belajar,” ucap Direktur PT Propan Raya, Yuwono Imanto.

Baca selengkapnya di: http://news.propanraya.com/news-event/perdana-di-2019-roadshow-arsitektur-nusantara-berlangsung-di-universitas-udayana-bali


Realrich Sjarief participate as Jury in PARADESC 2019 “Kidtopia” competition

Architectural Design Competition
[PARADESC 2019: Kidtopia]

The need for child-friendly architecture in Indonesia feels less attention even though Indonesian architecture has recently developed rapidly. In fact, children need facilities that enable them to learn motorically for physical and mental development. PARADESC 2019: Kidtopia wants to invite architecture students from various universities throughout Indonesia to pour creativity into child-friendly architectural design works.

1. Realrich Sjarief (Principal of RAW Architecture)
2. Deddy Wahjudi (Principal of LABO, IAI Jury)
3. Yuswadi Saliya (UNPAR Academician)


Realrich Sjarief’s profile featured in IndonesiaTatler.com


The name Realrich Sjarief may not be familiar to the public, but he is certainly no stranger to the realm of Indonesian architecture. An architect and founder of RAW (architectural firm) is known for his honest design and prioritizes the authenticity of materials that combine uniqueness and culture. For him, the simplicity and function of a building is the main essence that must be put forward. Then what is the man behind the success of RAW Material? Here are 4 things about Realrich Sjarief.


Read more at: https://indonesiatatler.com/society/realrich-sjarief-arsitek-pelopor-desain-unfinished-di-indonesia