Green Schol in Bali, Indonesia: Aga Khan Award for Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Green Schol in Bali, Indonesia: Aga Khan Award for Architecture

There is a price for Industry. We Pay it in full to the Environment. But destroying the Environment is not the solution. There is an alternative way to live which sustains life.

Design for Railing and Staircase Railing

Design for Railing and Staircase Railing

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Architect Ian Jay Bantilan


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Bacolod Architect Ian Jay Bantilan with Arch Levi & Gazil

Bacolod Architect Ian Jay Bantilan with Arch Levi & Gazil

Architect Ian Jay Bantilan

E-mail:  ibantilan@yahoo.com

Architect Biography

Architect Ian Jay Bantilan was born in Bacolod City in 1979 to Accountant and Lawyer Jerry Bantilan and Banker Lourdes Bantilan.

He took up Architecture in the Philippines’ premiere Architecture School, the University of Santo Tomas and graduated Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2001. He completed his apprentice with Architects Edgar Reformado of Read more of this post

Bantilan Residence Modern Garage and House Extension – Construction


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Project: Modern Garage and House Extension
Location: Capitol Hills Subdivision, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Constructed

Bacolod Home Addition and Garage Roof Design Garage Roof Polycarbonate Design in Bacolod

Garage Roof Polycarbonate Design in Bacolod

Home Addition – Pavillion in Bacolod City

Above is the Render of the Design for the Extension to the House.

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Benchmarking Philippine Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Benchmarking Philippine Architecture
By Paulo G. Alcazaren

Vernacular Filipino Architecture

Vernacular Filipino Architecture

The PIEP held their respective annual national conventions with the requisite seminars and talks. The subjects of these talks have shifted noticeably in the last two years from practical issues of competitive global practice and building technology to “softer,” more academic topics of history and concerns for architectural conservation. The UAP, which celebrated its silver jubilee this year, hosted talks that emphasized planning issues. The topics: “Proposed Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance in the City of Makati” by Prof.Geronimo Manahan, “Moral Values in Environmental Planning” by Sixto E. Tolentino, and “TheQuezon City Land Use and Zoning” by architect Gerry Magat. The rest of the talks featuredacademic discussions of conservation and history: “Architectural Preservation of Historical Philippine Churches” by Fr. Pedro G. Galende, OSA, and “Arkitekturang Filipino: Spaces and Places in History” by Felipe de Leon Jr., Regalado T. Jose, and Augusto Villalon. The UAP, which has a new national president in architect Prosperidad C. Luis, has also co-organized a traveling exhibition with the NCCA’s Committee on Architecture and Monuments and Sites. “Arkitekturang Filipino: Spaces and Places in History” was curated by two UP-based architects, Edson Cabalfin and Gerard Lico. Lico and Cabalfin shaped the exhibit to bring out the heterotopic quality of our architecture. They framed it as a process developed “out of contradiction, mediation, and transformation.” The exhibit’s visuals accentuated the physical and spatial texture of Filipino architecture, but the curators also endeavored to make manifest Filipino architecture’s cultural expression as politics, ideology, and power. That these two architects of the younger generation have pursued scholarship in architectural history, theory, and criticism is a good sign for Philippine architecture. Even more encouraging is that they and a few others have taken to sharing their research and insights as writers, given more space in print media and supported by institutions like the NCCA and the UAP. Read more of this post

Lubrico Commercial-Residential Compound


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Lubrico Cluster Commercial Residential Compound
Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Here is the Proposal for the Development in Homesite for the Lubrico Commercial Residential Development.

The Concept is a 2-Entrance for Residences on opposite sides of the Lot. Then The Frontage will have rentable commercial Shops which can be rented by Commercial Establishments or can have an Internet Shope fitted in.

12-06 Lubrico Aerial Perspective

12-06 Lubrico Aerial Perspective

The Perspective Shows the Shop in the Front and the Two Houses in the Back with a Firewall seperating the Read more of this post

How to Create a Classical Building Model in Sketchup in Less Than 4 Hours


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Google Sketchup 9 Proffesional - Modelling Tool

Google Sketchup 9 Proffesional - Modelling Tool

While we Admire the excellent fine quality of 3D Max renderings, we cannot help but be amazed with Google Sketchup as a user-friendly and extremely flexible modelling tool.

This is a project of a friend in Galveston, Texas showing a Read more of this post

Kalimaya Villa


Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture 01 Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture

Kalimaya Villa is a luxury villa with a tropical design that is located on the beach bali villas, Seminyak. Designed on the basis of modern Balinese architecture to add a certain satisfaction to visitors. Kalimaya Villa offers a design concept for relaxation, so that the guests will always find this place to get peace. sophisticated filter systems are also used throughout the villa to improve the quality of tap water, so it has advantages for drinking water. Some of the facilities offered such as: Villa three bedroom guest suites, two pavilions, pools and gardens.

Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture Swiming Pool Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture

Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture Dinning Room Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture

Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture Living Room Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture

Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture Interior Art Picture Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture

Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture Bedroom Tropical Kalimaya Villa With Modern Balinese Architecture

Mario Bellini’s: Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Oasis Level of Zayed National Museum

Oasis Level of Zayed National Museum

Designing the Museum dedicated to the character of Sheikh Zayed involves telling an architectural story, which, by means of a cognitive path, manifests the heritage of that figure who expressed the values of belonging and common identity shared by Read more of this post

5 Points to Consider in Building Your Home in Bacolod


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Patindog Balay sa Bacolod?

Building your new house in Bacolod City doesn’t start with the pouring of the foundation. A house is a work of art and is the product of the blood, sweat and tears of the entire construction team. But before the actual construction, it all starts with you. Costly mistakes during home design and construction could be avoided if you plan ahead of time.

Here are 5 Important Points to consider in Building Your Home in Bacolod.Basa lang di!

Modern Mediteranean Large House - Bacolod

Modern Mediteranean Large House - Bacolod

1. Set Your Budget
The first question you should ask yourself is “How much will my dream house cost?”
Start estimating how much you can afford to Read more of this post

Casa Gutierrez, Modern House Design in El Salvador


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Casa Gutierrez Modern House Design in El Salvador

Casa Gutierrez Modern House Design in El Salvador

This is modern house design in El Salvador called Casa Guiterrez was designed by P&P Architects. Specially designed for a recently married young couple in El Salvador, Casa Gutierrez has the exquisite feel of a contemporary home with traditional spaces. Designed by P&P Architects, Read more of this post

Modern Tropical House in Guadalajara, Mexico


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Modern House Design in Guadalajara, Mexico - Right Side View

Modern House Design in Guadalajara, Mexico – Right Side View

The house is the most important part. Owner looking for a house design in accordance with his style. For example classic house, luxury house, Read more of this post

Quatro Patria Residences, Bacolod City


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

QUATRO PATRIA RESIDENCES, is an exquisite 4-Unit Designed Residential Development conceived as a modern small-cluster-community in the Heart of Bacolod City in Negros Occidental.

Quatro Patria Residences Bacolod

Quatro Patria Residences Bacolod

Concept

The Quatro Patria Residences was conceived as a study for preferences of upper class Filipino Read more of this post

Don Salvador Benedicto Mini-Resort Project


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

I especially wrote this blog for friends and family about the Don Salvador Project on our Lot. Please Comment so I can adjust or defend and we can think about it. Please keep the password I give you and you can visit this site, in case you’d be interested to see it again.

I will be posting a more significant write up and video when I see a greater clarity in this project. For now, I want to keep it low key. If you believe that sharing this link and password would help my Company,  Archian Designs in finding a future client, you may share this link and password. Read more of this post

Bamboo Architecture: Green School, Bali


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Architect Feature: Green School in Bali, Indonesia

Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people how to build with sustainable materials, namely . They established the Green School, and its affiliates: the Meranggi Foundation, which develops plantations of bamboo plants through presenting bamboo seedlings to local rice farmers; and PT Bambu, a for-profit design and construction company that promotes the use of bamboo as a primary building material, in an effort to avoid the further depletion of rainforests.
The Green School, a giant laboratory built by PT Bambu, is located on a sustainable campus straddling both sides of the Ayung River in Sibang Kaja, Bali, within a lush jungle with native plants and trees growing alongside sustainable organic gardens. The campus is powered by a number of alternative energy Read more of this post

The Advantages of Hiring an Architect


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Do you really need to hire an architect ?

Filipino architects wear many hats in many building design and construction projects. They may create the design, make the drafts, select the materials and supervise the entire work process. For other projects, an architect’s role may be limited to drafting the blueprints.

You can go for some cost-saving options but they don’t always work out for everyone. Here are the alternatives and their advantages and disadvantages:

1. Buying a Stock Building Plan
Architects and home designers create stock building plans for mass marketing through magazines, catalogs and websites.

Advantages: It’s easy to find stock plans for houses in a wide variety of sizes, styles and budgets. If you can find stock blueprints similar to what you envision your dream house to be, you can hire an architect to make necessary alterations. This will help save money because changing an existing plan is always less expensive than designing a house from scratch. Read more of this post

History of Philippine Architecture


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The first inhabitants of the Philippine Islands arrived between 300 and 200 B.C. They were of Malay-Polynesian descent. The people lived in groups of 30-100 families in societies known as barangay. They were mainly an agricultural and fishing people, others were nomadic. Trade with mainland asia, especially China, was established by these people. In the 14th century, Islam was introduced. Then in 1521, Magellan stumbled upon the islands in his attempt to circumnavigate the world. This was the introduction of the Philippines to the western world. What followed was 300 years of rule by the Spanish and the acceptance of Roman-Catholicism, Read more of this post

Blank Sun Chart – Solar Path Diagram – Tropical Design Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Blank Sun Chart – Solar Path Diagram – Tropical Design Architecture

The Solar Path Diagram is used to determine the shadows on the building at different times of the year. It can also have other uses. Different locations of buildings in the world will have a different sun signature, that is the position of the sun will differ becaus even if your location is at the same latitude and longitude, the earth is tilted 23.5 degrees.

That is why, the biggest mistake people make is photocopying standard designs and constructing them on location. They might save on fees but they are definitely feeling the “heat” of wrong orientation and design all their life. Having the right design matters. That’s why Architects are here. Design is a sicence and an art. We apply the best strategy to save energy on your home.

Blank Sun Chart - Solar Path Diagram - Tropical Design Architecture

Blank Sun Chart – Solar Path Diagram – Tropical Design Architecture

Architecture Philosophy: Power Steering for Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Architecture Philosophy: Power Steering for Architecture

(Artists and Designers Secrets for Inspiration)

Architecture Philosophy, Philippines

Architecture Philosophy, Philippines

After the successful workshop in 2012, “Designing Architecture – Global, Green and Filipino”, Architect Ian Jay Bantilan of Bacolod City is presenting a Workshop that will enable designers to find the inspiration to finally bring the Project home. The Artists or the Architect’s philosophy acts as a frame that strengthens his work so that it stands out among the myriad art and messages that fight for dominance in our minds today.

As artists, we naturally immerse ourselves in shallow water and miss out the depth of meaning that our world holds. This Workshop is not just for architects, it can be useful to artists, interior designers to draw inspiration from.

If you are interested feel free to contact the United Architects of the Philippines – Student Auxilliary (La Consolacion College) 19122408616 or 433-3476. The Workshop will be held in La Consolacion College – Bacolod City on September 19, 2013. If you are an outsider wanting to participate in this event, please be sure to let us know before the time.

Filipino Global Green Architecture Poster

2012: Filipino Global Green Architecture Poster

The Lecture, entitled 

Silent Heroes: The Role of Architects in Society


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Silent Heroes: The Role of Architects in Society

“Architects have always played an important role in the History of Civilization.”

Ancient Architecture of Egypt

Ancient Architecture of Egypt

 They have helped reshape cities and localities,

and in doing so,

have been instrumental in the evolution of a people’s culture.

Public Architecture - Concert

Public Architecture – Concert

We have been at the forefront in the development of a society, albeit unbeknownst.

Thus, not many people realize the importance of an Architect.

Role of Architects 1

Role of Architects 1

We are more than designing one’s residence.

We take part in building the nation.

We take part in building the future.

Architects - Beautiful Spaces

Architects – Beautiful Spaces

The Architect’s role has always been downplayed.

Some put minimal value in what we do.

But ours is a call to serve,

to lead,

to build.

Whether other people realize the importance of our profession, it is clear that our service have a great impact in a thousand other people who will unknowingly live inside, around our masterpieces. This is what we are, what we do, and how we impact the world around us.

Role of Architect Designers

Role of Architect Designers

Architects are Guardians of the Environment.

Architects are City Changers.

Architects are Partners in Nation Building.

Home Interior Design


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City Home Interior Design

This is a private page.

Here are the Designs as discussed last March 19, 2013.

Christine Marquinot Plan

This is the Interior Plan

Exterior View1

View from the Front Exterior Side showing the Front Curtains and the TV Shelves

Exterior Rear
View from the Rear Exterior Side showing the Glass Dining and the Bar Pantry with Wood Flooring and the bleached organic ceiling.

Interior Living View1

View from the Front Exterior showing the Built in Seating and Living with the TV Shelves and the Wine Bar.

Philippine History of Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Philippine History of Architecture

written by Arch Manuel Noche

The history and culture of the Philippines are reflected in its architectural heritage, in the dwellings of its various peoples, in churches and mosques, and in the buildings that have risen in response to the demands of progress and the aspirations of the people.

Architecture in the Philippines today is the result of a natural growth enriched with the absorption of varied influences. It developed from the Pre-Colonial influences of our Malay neighbor, continuing on to the Spanish Colonial Period, the American Commonwealth Period, to Modern Contemporary times. As a result, the Philippines has become an architectural melting pot- uniquely Filipino with a tinge of the Western.

Fort Santiago Gate in Intramuros, Manila

Fort Santiago Gate in Intramuros, Manila

Leandro Locsin, National Artist for architecture, once said, that Philippine Architecture is an elusive thing, because while it makes full use of modern technology, it is a residue of the different overlays of foreign influences left in the Philippines over the centuries: the early Malay culture and vestiges of earlier Hindu influences, the more than 300 years of Spanish domination, the almost 50 years of American rule, the Arab and Chinese influences through commerce and trade over the centuries. What resulted may have been a hybrid, a totally new configuration which may include a remembrance of the past, but transformed or framed in terms of its significance today. Read more of this post

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