Hi everyone, my name is Muhammad Akmal, as of writing this I am a 21 years old uni student riding along life with a huge passion for architecture. The passion which I’ve been brewing since the first time I heard the term ‘architect’ when I was little. But speaking honestly here, for the most part, I was blind and basically second-guessing the meaning behind the term, I find myself chasing the title more than what’s being held by it. Realizing the problem, I had always tried to put myself in a different environment from time to time. this time I reached out to Realrich Architecture Workshop for an internship program and was fortunate enough to be accepted.
Throughout the short time I was there I was able to learn so much more than I could tell, for the first time I was taught to put more meaning behind architecture, to realize that architecture is a journey of my own, and to cherish every step I took along the way. The experience I had as an intern in RAW make me think more critically about the environment and people around me and foremost about myself and my daily life. RAW taught me the ability to see architecture in the most detailed way and as wide as I could at the same time, to consider any and everything that my mind can reach.
Throughout my time as an intern in RAW, my passion for architecture grows even more, and my thirst for knowledge along with it. I am very grateful to Kak Rich for giving me this opportunity and to teach me a lot of things about architecture, be it design, development, and also philosophical matters. And also, I would like to thank all my seniors there for taking the time out of their packed schedules to teach me about all sorts of things from architecture and software to other important things such as life lessons. Lastly, to my new RAW architecture family, I wish you the best of the best.