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.”

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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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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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Belle Arte, Modern Art Deco Apartments in Bacolod City


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Project: Belle Arte Apartments
Location: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design Development

The Central – Eastern District of Old Bacolod City is home to historical Art Deco houses recognized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. While the styles, like Art Deco Style Architecture is rare, the execution of a design in this style must be the product of research and yet updated with modern trends, market demand and technology.

Arch. Ian Jay Bantilan was commissioned to continue the legacy of Balay Daku, an Art House in the 1960s to create luxury apartments to complement the older historical art deco house of the Villanuevas.

Site Development Plan - Villanueva Belle Arte Apartments - Bacolod City

Site Development Plan – Belle Arte, Modern Art Deco Apartments – Bacolod City

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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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Bantilan Residence Modern Garage and House Extension – Construction


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City
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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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Bacolod House Design: 6-Unit Apartment Townhouses


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City
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Project: 6-Unit Apartment Townhouses
Location: Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design

Bacolod - 6 Unit 2-Storey Townhouses Aerial View

Bacolod – 6 Unit 2-Storey Townhouses Aerial View

6 UNIT TOWNHOUSE

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Why Hiring an Architect Saves You Money


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

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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