August 5, 2015 Leave a comment
Project: Palawud Restaurant
Location: Banago, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Constructed 2013
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July 29, 2015 Leave a comment
Masonry: Concrete Hollow Block Laying
One of the most common building material used is Concrete Hollow Blocks. Most construction systems in the Philippines lay out the structural “skeleton” of the building, usually reinforced concrete columns and beams, and then layout the rest of the building in CHB, as it is abbreviated. The popularity of hollow blocks or CHB comes from its modular use and portability. It is easy to transport, is standard like a lego block that can create all kinds of walls – even curves and cylinders!
There are different materials having modular use such as sand bags, bricks, stone and adobe blocks. But CHB wins over because of its simple composition – sand, fly ash and cement. Stones and adobe must be quarried from special location (its sources) and transported to thousands of kilometers to the site while CHB can be cast in all kinds of location on Earth.
There are many kinds of concrete blocks because molding them allows one to customize what one needs. But concrete hollow blocks evolved to mean the most commonly used ones: 4″ (100mm), 6″ (150mm) and 8″ (rarely used 200mm) which come in the same height and width 8″x 16″ (0.1×0.2x.4). Different structural strengths can also be produced by varying the amount of cement in the mold. Standard strength for CHB is 500 psi for Bungalow up to 4 Storeys and 700 psi for High Rise Construction. Walls in 700 psi CHB is considered as load bearing.
Because hollow blocks are a common material, non-professional people take them for granted in the site. As construction sites require large areas to be programmed for CHB, Sand and Gravel, careful planning for location on site ensures that masons working will have enough space to mix the mortar and install CHB.
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June 10, 2015 Leave a comment
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 difficult angle creating a trapezoid.
Most designers would layout a typical retangular grid and which is very applicable but would leave leftover areas from cutting the retangular building core. The Architect’s solution is to layout the grid in parallel to the site boundaries. This solution is not unique but presents an academic application not ussually taught in provincial architectural schools.
June 3, 2015 Leave a comment
Project: 2012 MADE Architecture Competition
“Filipino Identity, Global Appeal, Modern Setting, Environmentally Sensitive”
Location: Calatagan, Batangas
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
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.
My inspiration for the Front Bamboo spires are the protruding poles in the fish pens in Bacolod City.
Metrobank: Which local or foreign architect or designer influenced your entry and how?
Arch Ian: Dr. Shams Naga (AIA, RIBA) was a former boss who taught me about the deeper meaning in Architecture. Another influence is Jacques Herzog of Herzog & De Meuron. His house with mechanical controls was my inspiration for the Bamboo Panels.
We are on the 3rd Scheme with many variations and directions until we hit a breakthrough. I said, “This scheme looks like a Bahay Kubo. The stair parallels the ladder.” So we develop it. But eventually the Bahay Kubo look got lost but the conceptual masses are still there.
No. Most Clients want a “safe” design. They want cheap but don’t want to risk on Bamboo. I’ve suggested Bamboo to many people already.
The innovator will always bear the brunt of criticism. If his work succeeds, the world will fill with copycats with works of lesser value. The Architect must gain the trust of the Client and the Client must be secure with the Architects work. He must create a strong relationship with the client.
There are available products to remedy and preserve these. For Bamboo, my solution is to work with a Consultant with extensive experience in the Material since most buildings use a substandard methods of construction. For the organic woven walls, I enclose them in glass.
PART II. PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL
1. When did you decide that you wanted to focus your skills to architecture?Kindly tell us the story.
I wanted to take advertising – Fine Arts or ECE. Then my uncle Engr. Arne Navara encouraged me that my strengths, math and art is in Architecture. Then my dad, Atty. Jerry Bantilan told me I had CAP scholarship and can go to any school I want. So I went to UST! Go uste!
2. What is your general design vision/philosophy as an architect?
I basically believe in four values: 1. Functional Spaces, 2. Tropical Asian Style, 3. Innovation/Technology and 4. Green Building Principles.
3. What were the major influences of your works as an architect?
I love Richard Meier, SCDA and Bedmar & Shi.
1. Which type of architectural structure do you specialize at? What is your most significant project and why?
I specialize in Residential and Commercial. I also want to venture into Asian Resorts, Innovative School buildings and iconic Government structures.
My significant project to date is a Seaside Restaurant in Banago, Bacolod City (for Construction)
2. What do you think is the contribution of the works that you have done to the development of Filipino Architecture? What is it that you can still contribute to Filipino Architecture?
Reinventing the Filipino Style. Architecture shouldn’t be static. It should change with time. It is the language, the masses and textures.
Developing a language of monumental Architecture.
3. Did you have projects related to social development? What do you think is the impact of these works to the community where it is built?
With this competition, I was able to meet with AIDFI (Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation – helps Bacolenos earn a living using sustainable technologies) It’s leader, Auke Idzenga redesigned the ramp pump. These are foreigners who use their strength and creativity to help our own countrymen. I am currently helping to extend their workshop facility.
4. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned throughout your profession and how did you apply it in your works and projects?
I used to throw myself directly into drawings. I learned from my boss, Dr Shams that you have to research. I used to research architecture for leisure. He taught me to always find something from the Library. I also learned diligence. When I was in college I had a poor work ethic. Diligence will provide you the impetus to be on top.
ARCHITECTURE IN A BROADER SPECTRUM
1. How do you think the society perceives architecture as a discipline?
In Bacolod and many local cities, Architecture is a Luxury. People haggle for price because for them Architecture is an expense. Most of my clients start to appreciate the benefits of a good architect.
2. What is the relation of architecture in the status of our country as a developing nation?
Architecture can greatly increase the value of properties: from 2x to 100 times, – literally. The value of land in Japan is worth ten times more than the Philippines even though the risk of building is very high. This is because of the quality and value that they have added to themselves, including Architecture.
The value is actually a cycle. People perceive the value. Then more people come and more investment is added, then the value increases even more. Why should a coffee cost more in Paris or London? It is because of the value of 2500 years of history and investment. Architecture = Investment.
3. What do you think is the Architect’s role in the society?
An architect is responsible for Cultural Identity, Quality of Life, Social Responsibility and Public Safety.
4. Do Filipino Architects get enough appreciation or recognition locally?
Yes. But not enough. The government should recognize the role of the Architects in nation-building. We are the only nation where the architects have to fight (under our laws) to be ourselves (sign their own sheets)
WINNING THE COMPETITION
1. What would the MADE Architecture Grand Prize title mean to you?
It means more opportunities and a bigger stage to help and promote NGOs. (AIDFI and Buglas Bamboo Institute.)
2. How are you going to spend the Php300,000 that we will give you if you win?
I’ll save it. I will also use it to start our a residential development. (Planned 4 Houses)
3. Are you planning any bigger strides as an architect in the near future? What is your next big thing?
I am planning to start a Real Estate Company in Bacolod City. I also want to teach in my own alma mater, UST.
End of the Interview.
Will you entrust your Major Investments to less than a Designer? Worse, just an Engineer?
February 5, 2015 1 Comment
If a foreigner visits the Philippines Isles, it doesn’t take long for him to recognize that indeed Philippine Architecture is one of the most iconic and beautiful in the world. Not only is Philippine Architecture beautiful, it is distinct and colorful, and it is set in the most beautiful paradise, along with rolling terrain, pristine rivers (I hope it stays that way and what is left stays) and the most breathtaking scenery of trees and greens!
With this backdrop, anything we build and design in this piece of heaven is icing on the cake. How could it not be? But the Philippines is falling on hard times in the economy – read about it on a future post. Read more of this post
January 16, 2015 Leave a comment
Project: K+12 Pavia International School
Location: Pavia, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design Proposal
With the Philippines as the only country not implementing the K-12 Curriculum for its high schools, many high schools are upgrading their curriculum to match the requirements of Department of Education.
The Department of Education implemented the K-12 System, which will executed in 4 phases starting in s.y. 2011-2012. There are four “phases” are:
Phase 1: Laying the Foundations. Its goal is to finally implement the universal kindergarten.
Phase 2: Modeling and Migration. Its goal is to start of the implementation of the new curriculum for Grades 1 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Phase 3: Complete Migration. Its goal is to implement the Grades 11 & 12 / senior high school.
Phase 4: Completion of the Reform.
While many high schools are converting their open spaces into workshop areas while others are reducing their intake of students to make room for the additional 2 year of high school education.
K+12 Pavia International High School
Pavia International High School was designed with modern facilities anticipating the changes in education. its facilities already designed with K+12 in mind. The client’s vision is to fuse together digital and physical learning. While most students are reliant on wikipedia and research sites to learn, books are still indispensable to learning.
October 30, 2014 Leave a comment
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.
We all know of a friend or two who brag about their good fortune of getting a deal at half a price. And we glorify those stories. We hear of a colleague who bought shirts and pants on sale at 40%. Not to be undone, we want to find one at 45%. Read more of this post
June 3, 2014 Leave a comment
Project: Mansion Residence
Location: Bago City, Negros Occidental
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
The Client has owns 3 lots in Bago City, Negros Occidental. He commissioned Arch. Ian Jay Bantilan to Design a large house for him, his wife and his family. He wanted to have an open space and swimming pool for his friends
September 14, 2013 Leave a comment
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.
The Lecture, entitled
September 6, 2013 Leave a comment
They have helped reshape cities and localities,
and in doing so,
have been instrumental in the evolution of a people’s culture.
We have been at the forefront in the development of a society, albeit unbeknownst.
Thus, not many people realize the importance of an Architect.
We are more than designing one’s residence.
We take part in building the nation.
We take part in building the future.
The Architect’s role has always been downplayed.
Some put minimal value in what we do.
But ours is a call to serve,
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.
Architects are Guardians of the Environment.
Architects are City Changers.
April 12, 2012 Leave a comment
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.
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
March 21, 2012 3 Comments
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
March 9, 2012 Leave a comment
Project: Garage and House Extension
Location: Capitol Hills Subdivision, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Atty. Jerry Bantilan is planning for a long term
March 9, 2012 2 Comments
Project: 2 Storey Residence
Location: Greensville, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
The Site is an ideal relatively plain site in Read more of this post
February 17, 2012 Leave a comment
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
November 9, 2011 Leave a comment
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.
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.
The villas concept comes from gems which are connected to the oscillating lights of the swimming pool.
Villa Kalimaya is named after a river of gems. It is a contemporary tropical masterpiece which blends Balinese Architectural elements with elegant landscape.
The Resort has rentable houses Villa Kalimaya I, II, III and IV that offers a single, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.
July 31, 2011 6 Comments
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
July 10, 2011 1 Comment
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
July 5, 2011 5 Comments
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!
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
July 4, 2011 3 Comments
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
June 14, 2011 8 Comments
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
May 25, 2011 2 Comments
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.
The Quatro Patria Residences was conceived as a study for preferences of upper class Filipino Read more of this post
May 25, 2011 Leave a comment
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
April 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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
April 24, 2011 14 Comments
Architect Feature: Green School in Bali, Indonesia
April 19, 2011 Leave a comment
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
April 7, 2011 Leave a comment
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
April 7, 2011 Leave a comment
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.