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Meeting the Hermits | 4 Universes of Design

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Young architect and Restless Spirits,

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Starting from Garage | Keep Grounded and being Happy

1st Hermit | Bricolages – Dimensional Mind

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1st Hermit | Techne

Craftsmanship is an architecture tradition inherited by generations. It’s an ethos to connect yourself with tradition, tribes, past wisdom to contextualise with contemporary issues. I came from builders family, learning from my grand father who is naturally taught by experience and my father who is structure engineer. I have been surrounded by many craftsmen since I was a child. I learned design method from bare-foot experience or doing distant learning-reading case studies, and direct observations through experimentations in daily basis. I found out that critical craftsmanship is a way to connect 5 steps of designing total architecture.  context-theory-method-implementation-and the last one -evaluation especially in Guha, Piyandeling and in some of the published projects here. Doing evaluation is not easy, it’s about emptying your glass, knowing the shadow that you are facing in, and let the critical errors, collaborations, and gradual improvement. That move create grammars on Tectonic, Methodology, and Craft. 

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2nd Hermit | Phronesis

Taksu is the unification about art and building science, it’s total architecture. It’s a holistic view or combination between way of universe and integrative approach to combine the disciplines. To appreciate architecture we need to understand other party perspective, knowing that every activity drives the forces in form making. At the end the product of architecture is a way multi dimensional. If you think about architecture, it’s so simple, human make a poetic shelter then, he put it in nature and we call it architecture. Taksu means that you start with promise first, that you have to design architecture sincerely for people who use it, you promise that you will explore, experiments, and doing it from the greater scale to micro scale. You drive it high until you get something new from the creativity universe. You promise to walk the creativity process mindfully with critical thinking. At the end, when you are in heaven of creativity, you have produced something. Please promise that you will stay humble, and still know nothing. 

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3rd Hermit | Sophia

Success is personal. It’s the story about one person grow. All of us have unique background that we can have relation to our own context, when we are foolish, when we feel anxiety, then we are required to overcome difficulties. Everyone is having a unique journey, the most important part is not the destination but the transformation. I failed in some part of my life, I learn by mistakes, learning that there is limit that one that you can control and another you can’t control. I just focus on thing that I can control in my everyday lift. The Fool’s progress is the story on how to overcome story behind the stage,  and what we can learn from it. Behind every success there must be trial and tribulation, struggle and hardships. In this story you will know  that behind every journey, there must be friends and companions, supports and promoters. Let’s listen to one another people journey.  To be successful you’ve got to work hard, to make history, simple, you’ve got to make it and interestingly at the end it’s not about you, it’s about collaborative works. Success is togetherness. Sometimes the secret is the journey with their loved one. 

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4th Hermit | Episteme

Writing is a way to sharpen the mind. The mind is in bubble of abstraction. It starts with fantasy before it transform to imagination and comes to birth of the ideas. Look at the beautiful phrases to appreciate literacy. Those phrases sparks creativity, and reflection on yourself. I wake up in early morning everyday to write reflection journals. It’s a ritual that I love, then my family awakes, the inspirations comes. The clients came with such dream and expectation, the design starts with questionnaire. It’s their book, it’s a privilege to design them a home that they are comfortable with. I learnt from my beautiful friends, that to surround yourself with angels of words gives positive energy that is long lasted. In an ant theories, a hardworking animals that metaphors the reality of literacy, the book started by in touch with beautiful people as actors, beautiful souls as networks, clean heart, angelic act as theories. Theories found by wandering, criticizing, or by wondering about some of the phenomenon. It’s breed of innovation. 

1st Hermit | Techne – Craftmanship Mind

[under constructed] I divided the story into several chapters. The first chapter is my formation year. I came from a builder’s family, born in Surabaya. I spent some of my childhood in Bedugul, Bali accompanying my father that worked in the construction of Bali Handara project. I was astonished to see the culture of Bali, the island of God. When I was ten years old, I moved to Jakarta. Jakarta is a mixture of colonial, traditional, and ultra-modern cities. This juxtaposition shows the true potential of Indonesia, and this potential has its weakness in its infrastructure and integrative planning.

Since working in the architecture field, I was curious about what’s the limit of architecture. I was hungry for learning, and the first step is to get to know myself better. I moved to Bandung to study architecture in ITB. I worked in Ridwan Kamil + Partners’s studio, Urbane, for a year before working in Singapore in DP Architect, and finally accepted to work in Foster and Partners London. I put some understanding that The studio selected me, not me choose them. I did send many applications, and many got rejected. Few were accepted.

The second step was understanding that the studio has goals, and I do have plans. How to put both goals in harmony is the key. I need to care about the studio’s goals. By doing that, I have responsibility for the studio. The story then continued when I studied again in Sydney, continuing my master’s degree in Urban Design and Development under Jon Lang and James Weirick. Then, I started my firm, Realrich Architecture Workshop. This chapter is the formation year, year before I met Laurensia.

Roseto – Crafts School | Craftsmanship Grammar

2nd Hermit | Phronesis – Tactical Mind

4th Hermit | Episteme – Radical Mind

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Bricolages | Design Method

3rd Hermit | Sophia – Loving Mind

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Loving Mind | Architectonic Garage

Reflection Letter

The few years when I was a student in ITB, I was a more socially active person, I was in student organization then I become secretary-general and some of the technical coordinator, and planning team who were in discussion about the central theme, vision, and executing the plan into the schedule. I was involved in training new organization members for one year and two years below. The training is ongoing for one year per batch led by the leader of the student organization.

The training is about personal and communal on getting to know yourself and how to be collaborative such as knowing your responsibility and practising leadership. My role was at backstage; we learn, prepare, and evaluate the implementation of the training. I knew that we are never alone in performing the ideas, and understanding that the picture needs to be pushed, pushing myself to be active unpretentiously while not expecting anything in return .

That attitude is profound to my self on making an effort from concept to execution. I met with many inspiring people during my formative years, few notable one is Ridwan Kamil, Baskoro Tedjo, the Hermit of Atelier 6 Architects, and Eko Purwono and all of the fellow lecturers.

99 percent

99 percent is the concept of Never Finito, never finished. This idea came through when I invited Anas Hidayat to Jakarta, in the open house The Guild. Many people coming, and gave their interpretations about project work.

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99 Percent

Fusing the Horizon – 99 percent

The Gerundelan of 99,9% The Guild : Arsitektur Jaman Edan-Urban-Scarpan-Deleuzian – Tulisan oleh Anas Hidayat-Architext di REpublik Kreatif, Surabaya

Saya sebut 99,9% The Guild karena karya arsitektur ini sudah [hampir] paripurna, sebuah penciptaan dalam proses panjang yang sudah diluncurkan dan ditafsirkan oleh publik, sejak 12 Juni 2016 lalu. Mengapa bukan 100%? karena karya ini masih membuka 0,1% untuk sebuah pembacaan kemungkinan (atau bahkan ketidakmungkinan), keterbatasan (atau bahkan ketidakterbatasan), perlawanan […]

Keegoisan Pencipta by Badi Bastian

Selalu menjadi pengalaman yang baru dan meyenangkan untuk melihat langsung suatu hasil karya yang dibuat oleh arsitek-arsitek favorit saya. Selalu ada cerita yang menarik dibalik sebuah karya-karya tangan penyeni. Dan selalu ada ilmu baru yang tanpa sengaja saya dapatkan. Seluruh bagian ruangan tidak akan terlewatkan dari pandangan saya. Detail-detail arsitektural […]

1 Persen yang Dinanti : Berdialog dengan Anas Hidayat

Jumat 24 Juni 2016 Dear Mas Anas Hidayat yang baik, Ketika kita berjabat tangan, tentunya ada sebuah ikatan yang saling tarik-menarik. Mungkin makin lama makin banyak yang bisa maklum, pasrah, atau rela, bahwa kita membutuhkan paradoks dalam membuat satu argumentasi yang jujur. Tulisan mas Anas banyak memberikan keoptimisan tersendiri, bahwa […]

Terlena Dalam Khayalan by Rezki Dikaputra

Curahan pribadi… Pembicaraan mengenai 1% ini lebih kepada persepsi saya ketika berkunjung di open house karya Realrich Sjarief yang dijuluki “The Guild”. — Tema yang dipakai pada acara tersebut adalah 99% dan 1%, berbicara mengenai pencapaian seorang arsitek terhadap karyanya. Dalam konteks ini, The Guild diasumsikan merupakan hasil tempa para […]

Ruang Benteng Arsitek yang Berbagi by Levin Sebastian

DINDING. Dinding tinggi, massif, tertutup pemisah yang kuat dan jelas. Seolah tak ingin bergaul dengan lingkungannya. Seolah terpisah dengan dunia di sekitarnya. Seperti berada di dimensi lain, dinding itu seolah menghalangi apapun yang hendak menginvasi, memberi rasa aman bagi apapun yang ada di dalamnya. BATAS. Terbayang ruang ruang dengan hirarki […]

Reflection Letter

Restless spirits that has been trained, and bringing sweet memories

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, […]

Rucha Vivek Jaykhedkar – KRVIA

I was determined to intern at RAW Architecture after I read about it. The process of application started off quite a few months back and I didn’t know if I would get the opportunity to work with their team. I was inspired by the work and ideologies of the firm […]

Christine Gunawan – Universitas Indonesia

My internship is purely based on my own interest and curiosity on how to transfer myself from university to professional world. From whether I have to go straight to pursue my masters, I want to work in small developing firm or corporates to I want to make my own firm […]

Miftahurrahma Ridwan – Universitas Gadjah Mada

Hate to say, but I know this day will come. The day of my last internship program at RAW. It is crazy and wonderful to look back what I have done for almost eight weeks of my internship period. Starting from an empty glass that does not know how and […]

Nardi Kurniawan – Bung Hatta University

1% to 99% . . . For the first of all, I would say thank you to RAW team who take me become part of meeting member every monday at RAW for 4 month to discuss many project. I definitely have learned a lot here, thanks to everybody who was […]

I divided the story into several chapters. The first chapter is my formation year. I came from a builder’s family, born in Surabaya. I spent some of my childhood in Bedugul, Bali accompanying my father that worked in the construction of Bali Handara project. I was astonished to see the culture of Bali, the island of God. When I was ten years old, I moved to Jakarta. Jakarta is a mixture of colonial, traditional, and ultra-modern cities. This juxtaposition shows the true potential of Indonesia, and this potential has its weakness in its infrastructure and integrative planning.

Since working in the architecture field, I was curious about what’s the limit of architecture. I was hungry for learning, and the first step is to get to know myself better. I moved to Bandung to study architecture in ITB. I worked in Ridwan Kamil + Partners’s studio, Urbane, for a year before working in Singapore in DP Architect, and finally accepted to work in Foster and Partners London. I put some understanding that The studio selected me, not me choose them. I did send many applications, and many got rejected. Few were accepted.

The second step was understanding that the studio has goals, and I do have plans. How to put both goals in harmony is the key. I need to care about the studio’s goals. By doing that, I have responsibility for the studio. The story then continued when I studied again in Sydney, continuing my master’s degree in Urban Design and Development under Jon Lang and James Weirick. Then, I started my firm, Realrich Architecture Workshop. This chapter is the formation year, year before I met Laurensia.

Inspiring People

The few years when I was a student in ITB, I was a more socially active person, I was in student organization then I become secretary-general and some of the technical coordinator, and planning team who were in discussion about the central theme, vision, and executing the plan into the schedule. I was involved in training new organization members for one year and two years below. The training is ongoing for one year per batch led by the leader of the student organization.

The training is about personal and communal on getting to know yourself and how to be collaborative such as knowing your responsibility and practising leadership. My role was at backstage; we learn, prepare, and evaluate the implementation of the training. I knew that we are never alone in performing the ideas, and understanding that the picture needs to be pushed, pushing myself to be active unpretentiously while not expecting anything in return .

That attitude is profound to my self on making an effort from concept to execution. I met with many inspiring people during my formative years, few notable one is Ridwan Kamil, Baskoro Tedjo, the Hermit of Atelier 6 Architects, and Eko Purwono and all of the fellow lecturers.

Forming Bricolages | Meeting the Hermits

Inspiring People

Wance Tobeng – Etos Ibu

There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.”-Leo Christopher Ibu saya selalu menemani ayah saya ketika bekerja. Saya ingat ayah saya bercerita ketika ibu dan ayah saya menghadap ke Teddy Boen di pagi – pagi justru ketika Pak Teddy belum ke kantor. […]

Asnawi Sjarief – Ayah saya, Elang Teluk Betung

Ini ayah saya, namanya Asnawi Sjarief, opa kami, yang ngga segesit ibu saya tapi matanya tajam seperti elang.Ia adalah seorang pemain bulutangkis yang sempat jadi elang Teluk Betung, meskipun badannya kecil ia terkenal dengan jumping smashnya. Ia menyaksikan kehebatan satu legenda pelatih Indonesia Tong Sin Fu dalam melatih reflek, teknik […]

Boonserm Premthada

Semua orang bisa berbicara banyak melalui kata, namun arsitek berbicara melalui karya. Karya yang dalam berbicara melalui dirinya sendiri, kemudian arsitek meletakkan dirinya di dalam sepatu orang lain.

Kandalama, Geoffrey Bawa’s later masterpiece and content of being honest

“A building can only be understood by moving around and through it and by experiencing the modulation of the spaces one moves through from outside verandahs, the rooms, passages, courtyards the view from these spaces into othersm,… equally important, the play of light in both garden and innerroom – from […]

Kengo Kuma – Craftmanship Process

161016  Jakarta,”Totality of architectural design includes textures, the soft and hardness of the material, the smell of the material, and the acoustic effect of the material.” Kengo Kuma Di satu pagi Albert salah satu klien yang sudah saya anggap seperti adik sendiri, mengingatkan, “ko jangan lupa untuk meeting tanggal 9 […]

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