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

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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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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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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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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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5 Points to Consider in Building Your Home in Cagayan de Oro


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Building your new house in Cagayan de Oro 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 Cagayan de Oro. Read more of this post