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 Read more of this post

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.

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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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The Modern House: Reincarnations of the Bahay Kubo


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The Modern House: Reincarnations of the Bahay Kubo

Once upon a time, there was a great bamboo stalk. The stalk among many things was warm and fuzy. It had two beating hearts. After a few years the bamboo became full and burst and out came the two great lovers: malakas and maganda. They gathered the splinters and built their home. Malakas from the bottom of his heart used his hair to tie the bamboo to build the rafters and maganda used her light to shine on the home. From them started all the Filipino race. . . . and the legend of the Bahay Kubo.

The bahay kubo has gone a long way from its early beginnings. It was time that tested the kubo’s strength and has grown all our myth of heroes and tribal chiefs with banig (sleeping matt) on the bamboo floor. Read more of this post

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


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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


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

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


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


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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


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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


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

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

Building Facade Design – Technical College


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Project: Facade Design / Curtain Wall Glass
Location: Confidential
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Confidential

Ngee Ann Polytechnic College
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.

Tropical Modern College Building - Ngee Ann Polytechnic 01 Singapore

Tropical Modern College Building – Ngee Ann Polytechnic 01 Singapore

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

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Building Materials: Basics of Architectural Glass in Construction


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

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