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

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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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Mansion Residence – Bago City, Negros Occidental


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Project: Mansion Residence
Location: Bago City, Negros Occidental
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design

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

Mansion Residence - Interior Swimming Pool - Bago City

Mansion Residence – Interior Swimming Pool – Bago City

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Why Hiring an Architect Saves You Money


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If you’ve been working hard all these years as an OFW, building your dream house is one of the best investments you can make. An OFW’s dream house represents the fruits of your labor and the sacrifices you’ve endured during your time spent away from your family.

So should you hire just anyone to design and build your home?

A well-conceived residential construction project can be built more efficiently and economically. Let’s face it, building your home in the Philippines is not going to be a walk in the park. House design and construction is a long process that can be messy and disruptive if not done the right way.

That is why hiring a Filipino architect is a wise investment for your money and not an added cost when you design and build your home.

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First of all, architects plan the project with you. As you get more ideas on how you want your house to look, your architect can make changes on paper much less expensively than when construction is already underway without an architect’s supervision.

An architect’s thorough drawings and specifications make it easier for contractors in the Philippines to accurately price and build your home. He/she regularly visits the construction site on your behalf to ensure that your project is being built according to your specifications.

Architects work with your budget and help you select the appropriate materials and workmanship at a fair price. Choosing materials and finishes that are beautiful and durable at the same time will help you save on frequent maintenance and replacement costs. A good architect always stays updated in the latest advancements in roofing, brick work, floor tiling, paint finishes, etc.

And, if you decide to sell your residence in the future, a sturdy and well-designed house has a higher resale value.

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 We believe that it’s our privilege to build your dream home so we work hard to provide design and building solutions that will guarantee the best return for your investment. Contact us for more information, to Commission a Project or  to view the services that we offer.

The Quest for Filipino Architecture


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Repost From Philippine Daily Inquirer

Due to the Filipinos’ love for Country and Nationalism, there is an enduring issue that keeps coming up in the mind of the young Filipino Architect: the Question of having a Filipino Architectural Identity. Oftentimes, the simplest questions are the most difficult to answer.

I submit that we lack a strong architectural identity. This may be due to the numerous events that influenced our country. There are Moorish influences in Mindanao, Spanish influences in the Visayas and Luzon, and Modern American influences in Read more of this post

Leaf House Concept – The Tropical House


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Leaf House Concept – The Tropical House

Tropical Modern Leaf House from Brazil (2)

Tropical Modern Leaf House from Brazil

Designed and inspired by Brazil’s Indian architecture which is perfect suited for the hot and humid climate. Leaf house is designed by Mareines and Patalano Arquitetura on a beautiful little beach with amazing blue water in Rio de Janeiro. Roof that reminds a flower acts as a big leaf that protects from the sun all the enclosed spaces of the house.

Modern Leaf Concept House - Architecture Design

Modern Leaf Concept House – Architecture Design

Modern Leaf Concept House - Architecture Design

Modern Leaf Concept House – Architecture Design

Modern Leaf Concept House - Architecture Design

Modern Leaf Concept House – Architecture Design

Modern Leaf Concept House - Architecture Design

Modern Leaf Concept House – Architecture Design

 

 

The house is perfect for social gatherings and parties because of its comfortable verandas and open spaces in between rooms. The open layout also takes advantage of trade winds that blow in from the sea, providing natural ventilation and passive cooling. Rain water is harvested from the roof for re-use. With its natural finishes, organic aesthetics and richness of details, the house is in harmony with the exuberant Brazilian nature.

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil

Modern Leaf House Interior Views from Brazil