Hello, My name is Muhammad Zyadi. I’m a 7th-semester architecture student from Sriwijaya University. I’ve been lucky to get the chance and be part of the Realrich Architecture Workshop (RAW) as an intern. Being in RAW itself is a dream come true for me. I never thought that I would come to Guha as an intern.
I’ve been interested and always curious about architecture, from semester to semester I’ve always put my best to learn about architecture. For me, my ambition is what keeps me pushing myself. But that is where the wrong thought started to show up. That ambition created ego and it affected how I’ve been designing in architecture. All I knew was just I wanted this and that and how it can be applicable to the design even though it’s still based on analysis.
During my Internship at RAW, I learned that it’s not about me, It’s about us the architect, the client, and the site and building itself. It’s not about what I as the architect want but it’s about how we create harmony between the architect, the client, the site, and the building. All the decisions that we make will affect how the user will experience the architecture and that is crucial. RAW changed my perspective on architecture, it taught me to see wider and further but also closer at the same time. I learned a lot about design, construction and its details, visualization, the attitude to work as a team, and how to communicate our thoughts in design.
Besides architecture, I feel grateful to be able to experience my first-time “work” experience in such a harmonic supportive work environment. I never expected to get this experience in an internship. The warmest smile people have given to me since day one, the story and laugh we shared in the pantry, foyer, studio, internship room, or outside Guha with “Tyo Tour and Travel” was unforgettable. During the last few days, I tried to capture the moment as much as possible because I know the time will surely end and the moment can’t be repeated.
The first time I heard “Realrich Architecture Workshop ” the thing that appeared in my mind was that it’s just a great architecture Firm. But now, every time I hear “Realrich Architecture Workshop” every beautiful moment with all the people there is a glimpse in a split second in my mind. RAW isn’t just a great architecture firm but also a place where I learned a lot of things about architecture, a place where I met a lot of people with beautiful souls and their own character, and a place where I feel joy and endless excitement to learn about architecture and interact with the people there. RAW with Guha as its office is a beautiful place but what is inside is way more beautiful.
Thank you kak Rich for the opportunity and mentorship, thank you to everyone inside the studio, and omah for everything, I’m not sure that every single one of you constantly interacted with me but one thing I can be sure of is all of you are written in one of my favorite chapters of my life. Wishing you the best everywhere you go, you guys deserve good things in life.