Jalandoni Apartments, Jaro, Iloilo City
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 challenging 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.
Since properties in specific areas of Jaro District and Iloilo City is prime land, it is important not only to propose an aesthetic “Architecture” solution to the problem but provide a functional and efficient use of the site. Why most designers will not choose this option? The plan is challenging compared to a square or rectangular plan – the very reason why we have planners to use the space. Planning spaces on paper provides a better solution than revising space planning on the site during the construction.
The building solution is a tropical building with aluminum louver sunshade on the east front part of the building and Firewalls on both north and south ends. Insulation is provided on the rooftop slab with rentals for diners and meeting rooms on the top floor.
Will you entrust your Major Investments to less than a Designer? Worse, just an Engineer?