Compact Minimalist Modern House in Mandurriao, Iloilo City


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Project: 2 Bedroom Compact Minimalist Modern House
Location: Austery Subd., Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Under Construction

The simplicity of form and interlocking space of glass, metal and concrete is a play of material and texture. The frontage allows maximum early morning sunlight into the living areas in the Ground Floor and bedrooms in the Second Floor.

Compact Minimalist Modern House in Mandurriao, Iloilo

Compact Minimalist Modern House in Mandurriao, Iloilo

Wide overhangs were incorporated to address the hot sun from 830am to the noon. As louvers are positioned in the front facade, it catches the breezes that passes and channels it into the living and dining areas to exit on the rear openings while the second floor low walls allow air to circulate inside the house.

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Building Materials: Window Glass and Glazing Systems


 

Building Materials: Window Glass and Glazing Systems

Glazing sealants cannot exclude all water, so providing internal drainage is critical; see the discussion in the relevant window, skylight, curtain wall and door portions of the design guide.

Wet-glazed systems generally prevent water entry around the glass and into the glazing pocket much better than dry-glazed systems. Replacement intervals for dry gaskets and the cap bead of wet-glazed systems are about equal. Table 1 lists advantages and disadvantages of both systems. For maximum watertightness, a wet-glazed system, consisting of pre-shimmed butyl tape glazing tape and silicone cap bead, should be specified.

Table 1—Wet vs. Dry Glazing
Glazing System Advantages Disadvantages
Wet Glazing
(Gunable wet seal over back-up rod or glazing tape)
• Improved resistance to water penetration •    Requires exterior access for installation, maintenance and glass removal
•  Protects i.g. unit edges and laminated glass from water and premature deterioration •  Highly workmanship dependent (surface preparation, weather, etc.)
•  Reduces glass movement (“walk”) •  Costs more than dry glazing
Dry Glazing
(pre-formed rubber gasket)
•  Can be done from interior •  Not as watertight
•  Less dependent on field workmanship and weather •  Gaskets can shrink, creating openings for water penetration
•  Generally less costly than wet glazing •  Gaskets can roll into pocket and place uneven stress on glass
•  Glass can “walk”

Improving Insulating Glass Durability and Thermal Performance

The durability of ig units is dependent on the quality of the hermetic seal and the level of protection from water afforded by the glazing seal and the window frame system. The following design requirements are critical to ig unit durability:

Dual seals (butyl-based primary seal and silicone secondary seal) are more reliable and durable than single-seal systems. The continuity and uniformity of both primary and secondary seals is critical, and continuous seals should be stipulated in the specifications. The spacer should be filled with desiccant and constructed with bent, welded, or soldered corners rather than corner keys. The units should carry a CBA rating per ASTM E774 to ensure comparable units have reasonable durability.

Other critical glazing features that should be specified to reduce the risk of i.g. unit seal failure include properly sized setting blocks (min. 1/4 inch thick) to raise the edge of the ig unit glass above water level in the glazing pocket. The setting blocks must be wide enough to support the entire ig unit cross section and be notched to allow water to drain toward the weep holes. Setting block material must be chemically compatible with the i.g. unit secondary seal. The frame design must promote water drainage away from i.g. unit (i.e. sloped glazing pockets, large (3/8 in. diameter) weep holes, and drainage within each glazing opening (i.e. do not use vertical mullions as “downspouts”); see the discussion in the window, sloped glazing and curtain wall sections.

Glass manufacturers publish center-of-glass U-values. The perimeter of insulating glass typically has a higher U-value due to heat transmission through the spacer. Fenestration framing will also have a different U-value. Therefore, window and curtain wall manufacturers publish total U-values based on specific glass products glazed into their systems. Heat loss and condensation problems almost always occur near the glazing perimeter. Thermal analysis of the entire window or curtain wall system, including all perimeter conditions, is required for high-humidity applications or buildings where condensation is a concern.

Improving Laminated Glass Durability

Similar to i.g. unit failure, failure of laminated glass by delamination is frequently caused by long-term exposure of the glass edge to moisture. Design recommendations to limit the risk of laminated glass failure include the following:

  • Protect the edges of laminated glass from exposure to water to limit the risk of delamination. In general, glazing installation details that promote good waterproofing performance and i.g. unit durability (see paragraphs Improving Waterproofing Performance and Improving Insulating Glass Durability and Thermal Permformance above), will also result in improved laminated glass durability.
  • Some materials used for laminated glass interlayers, such as polyvinyl-butyral (PVB) are not compatible with many building sealants, so some delamination will occur with butt-glazed joints where the sealant is in contact with the interlayer.
  • Check the track record of laminated glass products that have several added plastic interlayers for increased impact resistance as some combinations of interlayer products adhere poorly and can cause delamination.

Designing for Fracture Resistance

Design recommendations to limit the risk of glass fracture include the following:

  • Avoid glass-to-frame contact. Provide setting blocks and anti-walk pads to separate the glass edge from the metal. Follow GANA glazing guidelines.
  • Use heat-strengthened glass for high temperature applications, such as spandrel glass, and where greater resistance to bending an thermal stresses, compared to annealed glass, is required. Limit the residual surface compressive stress to 7,500 psi to reduce the risk of breakage due to Nickel Sulfide (NiS) impurities. Producing heat-strengthened glass within these limits is difficult and requires tight control of the production process to avoid exceeding the upper limit for residual surface compressive stress and introducing the potential for NiS fracture.
  • Use fully-tempered (FT) glass where required by code, but avoid use in areas where breakage poses a risk to safety due to the potential for spontaneous breakage from NiS impurities. Where the use of FT glass is unavoidable, and where its breakage poses a threat to people or property, heat-soak the FT glass to reduce the risk of spontaneous breakage due to nickel sulfide inclusions. This additional processing step adds cost and time, but is warranted where the consequences of glass fracture are significant. Alternatively, use laminated glass for safety glazing and fall-out protection. In many applications where FT glass is used, heat-strengthened glass is adequate to meet strength demands and reduces the risk of spontaneous fracture.
  • For all glass types avoid edge and surface damage. Such damage concentrates stress from normal wind or thermal loads, especially for tinted glass or spandrel glass enclosing un-vented spaces.

Determining Glass Thickness

Use ASTM Standard E1300—”Standard Load Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings” to select appropriate glass thickness to resist service loads.

Special Considerations for Overhead (Sloped) Glazing

The design and selection of glass for overhead glazing requires special attention to the following considerations; see Sloped Glazing for additional information:

The high degree of solar exposure and stratification of warm air beneath the glass results in higher temperatures, increased thermal movement and stresses. The increased strength demand generally requires heat-strengthened glass. The inboard lite of sloped glazing should be laminated for fall-out protection.

Dead loads, snow loads, seismic loads, live loads and wind loads must be analyzed in combinations as required by codes and good engineering practice. Service loads typically include maintenance workers walking on the glass and framing. Unlike wind loads, snow loads are long-duration loads. Glass strength diminishes with duration of loading so time of loading must be included in the analysis. The structural strength of glass is time-dependent and decreases with the length of load application.

Designing for UV Protection

Ultraviolet radiation can cause material deterioration. Methods to provide UV protection, e.g. for libraries or museums, include providing laminated glazing (the PVB interlayer absorbs UV), certain applied films, or curtains and shades. Depending on the thickness of the PVB interlayer, laminated glass can filter out more than 99% of the UV radiation. Applied films are easily scratched and eventually experience color changes, so they are less durable than laminated glazing.

Design Considerations for Safety Glazing

The International Building Code (IBC) Section 2406, state and local building codes, and federal safety standard CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201—Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials, require safety glazing in specified hazardous applications, including:

  • Glass in interior and exterior doors and sidelites
  • Glass within 36 inches (horizontal) of walking surfaces, with bottom edge less than 18 inches and top edge greater than 36 inches above walking surface, and glass area greater than 9 sf.
  • Glass in guards and railings

These code provisions are minimum requirements. Prudent design practice may dictate the use of safety glazing for other applications.

Available manufacturing techniques may limit combinations and choices for glass assemblies; e.g. bent, heat-strengthened or fully tempered, and laminated glass is difficult to achieve because the heat treatment warps the glass and makes mating glass surfaces during laminating difficult).

Logistical and Construction Administration Issues

Inspection and maintenance of exterior glazing sealants requires access to the exterior of windows and curtain walls. Provisions for this access (e.g. suspended scaffolding tie-off anchors) must be made during the design.

Primary and secondary seal continuity and uniformity of minimum width requirements for i.g. units is critical to durability and should be spot-checked on a representative number of actual production units, not just mock-up samples, prior to installation. Mock-up or sample installation often save time and money in the long run as it highlights potential production, lead time, coordination, and performance problems. The production quality of the glazing components and their proper configuration must be checked on a statistically relevant sample of production units.

Glass must be handled carefully during transportation and installation to avoid edge damage and reduce the risk of later glass fracture. Refer to GANA manual for appropriate handling techniques and PPG’s Technical Bulletin TD112—Handling Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Glass Breakage.

Details

The following details can be downloaded in DWG format or viewed online in DWF™ (Design Web Format™) or Adobe Acrobat PDF by clicking on the appropriate format to the right of the drawing title.

Schematic of Poor Glazing System (Detail 3.1-1)   DWG |  DWF |  PDF

This detail illustrates commonly found poor design and installation features that contrast with the good design features of the next detail, Schematic of Good Glazing System.

  • The lack of weep holes in the glazing pocket allows water accumulation and promotes i.g. unit and laminated glass failure.
  • Without anti-walk pads, the i.g. unit may “walk” and contact metal frame edges. Glass-to-metal contact may lead to glass edge damage and fracture.
  • Fastener penetrations through the glazing pocket allow leakage into the wall cavity below. If sill flashing is present, fasteners set through the glazing pocket will puncture the flashing and cause leakage.
  • The flat sill allows water to pond and increases the risk of leakage. Missing sill flashing allows water leakage into the wall cavity.
  • Without an integral return edge, the frame provides inadequate bonding substrate for the perimeter sealant. A poorly configured perimeter seal will not be durable and will promote leakage past the window jamb.

Schematic of Better Glazing System (Detail 3.1-2)   DWG |  DWF |  PDF

The most important features illustrated in this schematic detail are glazing pocket weep holes, sloped-to-drain sill glazing pocket and sill flashing.

  • The glazing pocket weep holes drain water that penetrates the glazing seals. A well-drained glazing pocket prolongs the service life of the insulating glass (by reducing the exposure of edge seals to water), and reduces interior leakage.
  • The sill flashing is sloped to the exterior to promote drainage. The window sill frame is attached through the back to a structural clip angle, to avoid fastener penetration of the horizontal portion of the sill flashing.
  • The wet glazing seal provides better water penetration resistance than dry glazing (gaskets).
  • The anti-walk pad at the window jamb prevents the glass from “walking” in the glazing pocket and contacting the metal frame.
  • The perimeter of the window frame includes substantial return legs that provide adequate bonding surfaces for a properly configured sealant joint at the window perimeter.

Emerging Issues

Self-cleaning or easy-to-clean glass was recently developed and uses titanium dioxide coatings as a catalyst to break up organic deposits. It requires direct sunlight to sustain the chemical reaction and rainwater to wash off the residue. Anorganic deposits are not affected by the coatings.

Photochromic coatings incorporate organic photochromic dyes to produce self-shading glass. Originally developed for sunglasses, these coatings are self-adjusting to ambient light and reduce visible light transmission through the glass. In architectural glass they are typically used to provide shading.

Glass with electrochromic coatings utilizes a small electrical voltage, adjusted with dimmable ballasts, to adjust the shading coefficient and visible light transmission. Like photochromic coatings, they are intended to attain lighting energy savings.

Point-supported glazing is sometimes used in wall systems that are all glass. These systems utilize mechanical anchors at discrete locations near the glass edge, rather than continuous edge supports. Edge-supported glass is typically sized according to glass load resistance charts; see ASTM E1300. These charts do not apply to point-supported glazing, which requires specific structural engineering analysis.

 Proper Choice of Glass and perfect positioning of elements cause the overall effect of architecture delight.

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How to Verify and Identifying Fake Land Titles in 60 seconds


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How to Verify and Identifying Fake Land Titles in 60 seconds

Engineers in Construction and Contracting

Engineers in Construction and Contracting

Home buyers and and house investors alike have been victims of real estate scammers for a very long time. Despite the laws put in place to fight scammers  in the Philippine real estate industry, many cases continue to be reported. The common problem is fake titles.

So here are the 5 common real estate scams in the country today, based on my experience:

4 Common Real Estate Scams in the Philippines

1. Sale of Property with a Fake Title.
Some people have purchased vast tracks of land and paid the down payment after seeing the land titles of the property. After a few days that the agent failed to show up, the buyer starts to question and only then starts inspecting the titles through the Registry of Deeds and found them to be fake. Millions are lost to this type of scam as investors are drawn by the low prices of the property. Due diligence is done before purchase or real property, not after the transaction. Read more of this post

Preparation for Curtain Walls on Commercial Buildings


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Curtain Glass Modern Design

Curtain Glass Modern Design

What are Curtain Walls/ Glass Facade?

Curtain Walls are architecture elements of standard panels that cover the exterior of the building. It comes from the idea fusion of a whole “wall” made of glass instead of windows penetrating into the walls. Any modern commercial building will not be able to escape the curtain wall glass or architecture glass facade into its design if it wants to be relevant as a building.

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3 Bedroom Modern Bungalow House, Pavia, Iloilo


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Project: 3 Bedroom Modern Bungalow House, Pavia, Iloilo
Location: Pavia, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Architecture Design

The owner is an Filipino OFW working in the US. The requirements for  the project is to create a unique 3 bedroom bungalow that will provide a residence for him and his family during holidays and summer.

 

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4 Bedroom Modern Residence – Puerto Real, Lapaz, Iloilo City


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Project: Modern Tropical 4 Bedroom Residence Building
Location: Lapaz, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Architecture Design

The lot is located 3 blocks away from  the clubhouse of Puerto Real in Lapaz, Iloilo City. The advantage of the site is its wide streets, quiet neighborhood and large cut of land which allows for flexible design options on the building.Modern Garage Residence - Puerto Real House - Iloilo City

Modern Garage Residence – Puerto Real House – Iloilo City

The client is an extended family with four children with senior (grandparents).

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The Fantasy to build the Pretty but Cheap House in the Philippines


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The Fantasy of the Pretty & Cheap House in the Philippines

Goethe once said, ‘Be careful what you ask for, because sometimes you may actually get what you ask.”

Bahay Kubo kahit munti - ang halaman doon ay sari sari

The Cheapest and Prettiest House in the World!

Many people living in the Philippines dream of building the prettiest house with the least or no cost. It’s the Filipino’s dream.

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How an Architect can protect you from loss on a Building Construction


Archian Design Architect Studio Iloilo City

Why an Architect’s role is crucial to any Building Construction

Until today, very many people are confused about engineers and architects. They understand in general about engineers but, for most part, the profession of Architects sounds like sorcery or magic. When people build their apartment, they want their property to have the best investment value. (Other than emotional significance) This is measured by its ability to generate income and have maximum resale potential. At the other end of the builder’s concern is what is the best way to cut on construction cost?

Architect- Magician or Sorcerer

Architect- Magician or Sorcerer?

Architects: Sorcery or Magic?

In a world of increasing complexity, architects in the past are tasked around aesthetics – beautifying the simple structures, adding color and light to interiors and adding details such as railings and moldings. But as buildings become more complex, the role of architects become more and more important. They are visionaries that don’t just build what is possible (engineers) but they visualize what could be.

1. Save money and lives.
Through training, architects are trained to anticipate possible conflict on the plan. A house with a simple use need less analysis between bedrooms and living room. As more functions are intertwined at an apartment or high school building, it is valuable to see logically and analytically which function should be beside each other. Imagine the wrong position of a Clinic very far from the sports area – it could for years save lives. Read more of this post

Palawud Restaurant – Banago, Bacolod City


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Project: Palawud Restaurant
Location: Banago, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Constructed 2013

Palawud Resto Bar - Banaga Bacolod - Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

Palawud Resto Bar – Banaga Bacolod – Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

Tolosa Palawud Restaurant - Banago Bacolod 1

Tolosa Palawud Restaurant – Banago Bacolod

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Jalandoni Apartments, Jaro, Iloilo City


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Project: Apartment and Dormitory Building
Location: Jaro, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Architecture Design

The Commission is located on a lot in Jaro District of Iloilo City. The Land itself is ocuppied by an old bungalow house of the relatives of the owner. The site is relatively flat with areas narrowing toward the west end of the lot at a small challenging angle creating a trapezoid.

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Metrobank Architecture and Design Excellence 2015


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Project: 2012 MADE Architecture Competition

 “Filipino Identity, Global Appeal, Modern Setting, Environmentally Sensitive”
Location: Calatagan, Batangas
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Competition

Winning Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Architecture

Winning Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Architecture

Questionnaires for the Two Finalists:

Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

PART I. ENTRY

Metrobank: What are you main inspirations for your physical design solution?

Arch Ian: When I first started, me and my team surveyed existing works on sloping site, Philippine Architecture, Asian and Latin American works. It lead us to the Bird House of Malaysia, a Modern Bamboo House in Japan and the Suckling Elephant House of Malaysia. Read more of this post

Influences on Philippine Architecture


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Influences on Philippine Architecture

House in Philippine Antillean Style

House in Philippine Antillean Style

If a foreigner visits the Philippines Isles, it doesn’t take long for him to recognize that Read more of this post

The Real Cost of Building a House in the Philippines


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The Real Cost of Building a House in the Philippines

It is common practice in the Philippines to find a connection, a friend of a friend, a “compare” who would give us a “friendly” fee. In some way, people have a distrust of professionals – from salesmen to doctors, others would even go to the extreme of finding someone with less credibility to give their body an assessment.

Problems with Construction Contractor in the Philippines

Problems with Construction Contractor in the Philippines

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Ken Yeang on the Future Design of Modern Cities


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Ken Yeang on the Future Design of Cities

Architect Ken Yeang Picture

Architect Ken Yeang Picture

Architect Ken Yeang is one of the Award Winning Read more of this post

Maharlika Tropical Suites – Puerto Princesa, Palawan


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Project: Maharlika Tropical Suites (Hotel Apartments)
Location: Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design

The Client is a local businessman in Puerto Princesa with a Foreign Partner. The project calls for a unique tropical asian themed apartments for travellers and tourists.

Marharlika Tropical Suites- Puwerto Princesa Front

Marharlika Tropical Suites- Puwerto Princesa Front

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Silent Heroes: The Role of Architects in Society


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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.

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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Commission a Project


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Benchmarking Philippine Architecture


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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


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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

Construction Estimation Cost – Bali Indonesia


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Construction Estimation Cost /Cost of Construction – Bali Indonesia

The Services of a Contractor for the Architectural Design of Houses, villas, hotels, resorts requires quality craftsmanship and materials based on the Specification and in accordance with the Time Schedule. It also requires a well-integrated team Architects, Interior Read more of this post

Bacolod House Design: Bantilan Residence Garage and House Extension


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

Bacolod Home Addition and Garage Roof Design

Bacolod Home Addition and Garage Roof Design

Atty. Jerry Bantilan is planning for a long term

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Bacolod House Design: Greensville 2 Residence


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Project: 2 Storey Residence
Location: Greensville, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design

Front View of Spacious Mediteranean House in Bacolod City1

Front View of Spacious Mediteranean House in Bacolod City1

HULLEZA RESIDENCE

Concept:

The Site is an ideal relatively plain site in 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 at Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia


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.

Waterscape Scenery - Villa Kalimaya, Seminyak

Waterscape Scenery – Villa Kalimaya, Seminyak

The Villas have different configurations for single and double bed rooms. Each villa has exquisite view to a garden and swimming pool which magically transforms the accomodation into a living paradise.

Villas in Villa Kalimaya, Seminyak

Villas in Villa Kalimaya, Seminyak

The villas concept comes from gems which are connected to the oscillating lights of the swimming pool.

Villa Kalimaya, Seminyak in Bali

Villa Kalimaya, Seminyak in Bali

Villa Kalimaya, Bali - Terrace and Pool

Villa Kalimaya, Bali – Terrace and Pool

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Tropical Traditional House by Tim Hardy in Bali


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Tropical Traditional House by Tim Hardy in Bali

Tropical Traditional House in Bali 1

Tropical Traditional House in Bali 1

This Traditional Architecture House located at Bali an island in Indonesia which known as best scenery island.an architect of traditional architecture house by an owner John Hardy as jewelry designer not architect but he was done this task like Read more of this post

Architect Ian Jay Bantilan, UAP


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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 worked his apprentice in Architecture and Construction offices in Manila. 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


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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


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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

Modern Tropical House on a Small Lot with a Garden


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Designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects this house is located off a walk street with great views of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu coastline. Its design is all about a careful space planning.

The site is a narrow 30×60-foot area but it includes not only the 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

Archian Designs Architect Studio – History


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

ARCHIAN DESIGNS ARCHITECT STUDIOS was conceived in Dubai in November 2010 by Architect Ian Jay Bantilan while working for Naga Architects, as he contemplated for an Architect umbrella organization to provide a collaboration between different architects Read more of this post

Don Salvador Benedicto Mini-Resort Project


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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


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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


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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

Possibilites for Filipino Architecture


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Possibilites for Filipino Architecture

There has been such arguments whether Filipino Architecture exists or not. Countless are the skeptics who thoroughly examine the identity of such architectural localization. For most people who don’t realize the features of Philippine Architecture, it can be easily determined by just looking in the country side. What type of house do Filipinos live in? What house resembles Filipinos? Exactly, the ‘bahay-kubo’ or the nipa hut is the main defining house that distinguishes the Philippines.

Intramuros - Filipino Spanish Architecture

Intramuros – Filipino Spanish Architecture

But critics have given such look on this matter because nipa huts are qualities of typical tropical architecture design. Read more of this post

Philvocs Guide: Quick Test on Earthquake Proofing your Building


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City Philvocs Guide: Quick Test on Earthquake Proofing your Building

Being situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is no stranger to earthquakes. Through centuries, Filipinos have adapted with equal courage and bravery to face fire. Throughout history, building construction relied on the flexibility of Bamboo and wood. But with modernity, building with concrete has become a necessity.

Earthquake Ring of Fire with Dragon

Earthquake Ring of Fire with Dragon

Enter the New Millenium.

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Top Fears in Building or Designing your House in the Philippines


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Top Fears in Building or Designing your House

After a long process of renting an apartment, it finally dawns on you, 15% of your income goes to your landlord and this happened for over 5 or more years. That is the story of Justin, who lives in Mandurriao in Iloilo with his wife Abby. They have been working for 9 years in the new call centers in the city. After reflection, it would matter if they put their money into construction of a home, given that they are almost completing payment of their 150 sq.m. lot.

Philippines Construction - Wood House

Philippines Construction – Wood House

Finally, you too and your wife have decided to design and construct your home. If you are most future home owners, you have a concept in mind of how it would look like. Many working couples have an overview of design and construction but are terrified of the details of “concreting” it out. What are the usual fears of future home owners?

Problems with Construction Contractor in the Philippines

Problems with Construction Contractor in the Philippines

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Building Materials: Basics of Architectural Glass in Construction


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Building Materials: Basics of Architectural Glass in Construction

Color Laminated Glass

Color Laminated Glass

Color Laminated Glass

Color Laminated Glass

When I was young, I was fascinated by different textures of colored glass. Our family collected the wine bottles and made them as water containers. They come in dark green and brown color. But as I grew I recognized that glass played an important role in our lives. Read more of this post