Lambunao Municipal Hall, Iloilo Province, Western Visayas


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Project: Lambunao Municipal Hall
Location: Lambunao, Iloilo Province
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Design Competition

Existing Lambunao Municipal Hall, Cathedral and Plaza

Existing Lambunao Municipal Hall, Cathedral and Plaza

I. Name of Design: Pagtukib sang Kinaiya sang Lambunaonon (Rediscovery of the Mysterious Ways of the “Lambunao” Community)

The concept for the Municipal Development is a 3-pronged strategy. The first part is introducing the rich heritage of the mysterious town of Lambunao rather than a municipality in the province of Iloilo. The strategy is to uncover Lambunao as an exotic paradise; a civilization trapped in the forest with a colorful past evoking folklore similar to the tropical Mayan civilization. This involves greening the plaza and surrounding areas while promoting a new identity of the town.

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Natural Ventilated Regional Capitol City Hall Municipal Office Building – Iloilo Province

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Commercial Offices Selection of Materials for Green Building and Efficient Use – Iloilo Province – Building Design

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Lambunao City Municipal Hall Office building Section – Iloilo Province

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Lambunao Municipality Office Design Concept considering Culture and History

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Lambunao Municipality Office Design Concept considering Culture and History

he second part is community inter-connectedness. Ohana is a Hawaiian term that emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another. The success of green building hinges on planning, energy efficiency and sourcing local materials. There is an opportunity to create SME using rice husk board panels for walls as a town activity. There are also other opportunities to involve local town people in building the town hall.

Part of community involvement is to involve artist and teachers to create stories, host paint exhibits and chanting that others will experience at the Town Hall and plaza. Another goal is to involve the town in pursuing the goal of 60% reduction of waste production and 40% less energy consumption by starting with the town hall.

Last, Green building is a technical rating standard. This requires showing proof of complying to the agency standards. Concerted effort is required for Electrical, Sanitary and Mechanical Engineer Professionals including consultants for sewage treatment, photo voltaic, energy studies and building automation.

II. Site Analysis (Area, Surrounding Environment etc.)

The site is tilted to face the north-west and south-east where the shorter side facing the wind source during the northeast and southwest monsoon. The site is elevated 136m above sea level.

Across the plaza at the center is the cathedral. The design hopes to respect this landmark.

III. Needs.

The Lambunao Municipality needs civic areas to facilitate community connection. The building needs to address support community identity, relive history and enrich local culture. The paradise hallway exhibits and procession, library and conference area will answer this need.

There is a need to respect the cathedral as part of town history. The design implements mirroring the flanking tower’s proportion into the Municipal Hall.

IV. Design Concepts of the Sustainable Environment / Green Building Solution

Building Insulation, Green Wall and Banog Feather
The building imitates the feather structure of the Banog bird. The building envelope is composed of layered glass panels that allow the air through the gaps, with panels that mechanically open on hot days and close during heavy rain. The glass and green wall form the “feather” that allow breezes in while filtering dust, shade from excessive sun-heat, and protect from rain. Each green panel are replaceable and reachable from the office area. Local rain can water the plants while excess water is collected.

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Water Recycling and Drainage
Ground Floor and Exterior floor are layered with paving block to absorb water during heavy rains to absorb all rainwater without using outside drainage system. Water collected by rain is stored on containers at the second floor and lower ground floor tanks. This water irrigates the landscape areas and replenishes the fountain water and water features along hallways.

The citizens will have priority in the building. The top floor hosts the canteen where townsfolk can see an elevated view of the town. The deck includes a farm that produces 70% of the vegetables and herbs needed to support the canteen. Possible small scale poultry is also considered. Compost from toilets and food waste will be used as fertilizer for the garden. Waste water from toilets will have a digestive chamber that recycles water back to flushing toilets. Kitchen drains will water the garden. Toilets will use waterless urinals and compost toilets. The water feature promotes psychological health among the building occupants.

Horizontal Wind flow, Natural Ventilation and Passive Cooling
Fans suck in exterior air, cool it with green wall and channel it through the offices thru the wind storey. This wind collection reverses depending on different times of the year for southeast and northwest monsoon. Special attention is given in filtering dust from outdoor air. Suspended water spray, fountains, and water droplets are used to cool the indoor environment.

Only the heads of each department will be provided air conditioning but only on hot times of the year. The conference hall and the department heads’’thermal data will be recorded collected for 2 years for decision for air conditioning. Target is to have 0% airconditioning.

Encourage of Clean Transport
To encourage the use of eco-friendly transport, only the top directors and guests (from outside) the city will be allowed to park on the Lower Ground Floor Parking while priority will be given to e-motorcycles, hybrid cars, e-jeepneys and bikes. Unclean fuel vehicles are discouraged from parking on the municipal parking. Partnership with hybrid car producers to produce hybrid jeepneys is necessary. Shower, changing room and lockers are provided to encourage natural transport and employee health.

Linear Paradise – Lobby Hallway
To encourage community interactions, a linear hallway with seating areas is provided instead of a large interior lobby. The hallway’s transparent roof is lined with landscape hanging vines and shrubs to insulate the Lambunaonons from the sun’s heat.

Solar Power, Centralized Building Automation System and Energy Efficiency

A central building automation system will be used to monitor and control indoor and outdoor temperatures. The first year of operation will index building metrics like temperature humidity and energy use throughout the year. This will be a benchmark to automate configurations for building energy use.

Portion of the roof will be installed with Solar Panels that will provide 60% of the energy needs of the building. During cloudy and rainy months, the municipal hall power will be supported by local grid. Portion of the roof will have a reduced skylight to reduce electricity while all lights will be energy efficient LED lights.

Recycling and Waste Reduction
After investigating zero waste production goals, the town of Kamikatsu was able to accomplish this with 43 categories of waste. For a realistic goal of reducing waste by 74%, it is possible to have 10 items for segregation as listed below:

  1. Organic / Wet Waste
  2. Metals
  3. Bottles, Glass & Plastics
  4. Dry Organic (Paper and Wood etc.)
  5. Hazardous (batteries, fluorescent bulbs etc.)
  6. Residuals (dust, debris etc.)

Basically these common waste products are projected to be 74% of the municipal’s waste.

V. Benefits and Feasibility:

The Municipal Hall Design
Due to its high altitude in the province and relative level in the vicinity, there are no critical problems on flooding and possibly 0% air conditioning. All offices are positioned on the site using 3 floor levels to contain needed offices and parking on the lower ground floor.

Outside areas can be totally used for landscape and parks instead of concrete parking. This reduces heat-island effect. The town can use the landscape as play areas for children and parks for the people.

CONCLUSION
While the Green Building strategy looks good in paper, the actual implementation takes planning, foresight and commitment. It is challenging and costly, but doable. Large Cities and Small Villages are able to implement Green Building with the support of the locals. Constant communication and listening to the needs of the Lambunaonons will move the town from an inefficient wasteful center to one that is sensitive and responsive both to the environment and to its people. It is time to take action because the people deserve this kind of leadership.

VI. References.

Garfield, Leana (July 2017) Zero Waste Town Kamikatsu. The Business Insider.

Levy Limoso (2018, January 25). Personal interview. Culture of Lambunao.

Florante Domondon, (2018, February 2) Sunburst Energy Solutions. Interview, Solar Panels.

Natural Event (2018, January 26) Compost Toilets. Retrieved from naturalevent.co.uk/

Makati Development Corp., Standards for Material Recovery Facilities.

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House of Glory Convention Center – Batam, Indonesia


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Project: House of Glory Convention Center
Interior Design and Facade Renovation
Location: Batam, Indonesia
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Under Construction

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The Island of Batam is located on the North Western tip of Indonesia. Due to its strategic location, the Island has experienced an influx of economic growth due to its maritime borders: Malaysia and Singapore. In fact, Batam is more accessible from Singapore than from the capital, Jakarta.

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With a growing population and a favorite holiday destination from Singapore, new development is starting on its way. The need for a place for conventions is rapidly growing.

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In partnership with Yonky Consultants as the Architect, Archian Designs envision an expansive space and using light as a canvas to convey delight. With acoustic data and sight lines, careful planning was done to deliver a Convention Center that will complement the future speakers in inspiring the guests.

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The rear of the center is dedicated for the functions of the church such as prayer, small group meetings and socials, indoor and outdoor games with provision for concessions for the function of the building.

Conceptual Design for Contractors and Engineers


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Conceptual Design for Contractors and Engineers

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3 Bedroom Modern Bungalow House, Pavia, Iloilo


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Project: 3 Bedroom Modern Bungalow House, Pavia, Iloilo
Location: Pavia, Iloilo City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Architecture Design

The owner is an Filipino OFW working in the US. The requirements for  the project is to create a unique 3 bedroom bungalow that will provide a residence for him and his family during holidays and summer.

 

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The Modern House: Reincarnations of the Bahay Kubo


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The Modern House: Reincarnations of the Bahay Kubo

Once upon a time, there was a great bamboo stalk. The stalk among many things was warm and fuzy. It had two beating hearts. After a few years the bamboo became full and burst and out came the two great lovers: malakas and maganda. They gathered the splinters and built their home. Malakas from the bottom of his heart used his hair to tie the bamboo to build the rafters and maganda used her light to shine on the home. From them started all the Filipino race. . . . and the legend of the Bahay Kubo.

The bahay kubo has gone a long way from its early beginnings. It was time that tested the kubo’s strength and has grown all our myth of heroes and tribal chiefs with banig (sleeping matt) on the bamboo floor. Read more of this post

Bahay Kubo: The Quintessential Philippine House


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Bahay Kubo: The Quintessential Philippine House

The Filipino Bahay Kubo

The Filipino Bahay Kubo

Bahay kubo, kahit munti                      The kubo house, though small
ang halaman doon, ay sari-sari            The greens around, are variety
singkamas at talong. . .                        Jicama and eggplant . . .

The song bahay kubo sums up the simple life and beauty of the country life. For those not acquainted, the bahay kubo is the Filipino word for house. Read more of this post

Palawud Restaurant – Banago, Bacolod City


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Project: Palawud Restaurant
Location: Banago, Bacolod City
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Constructed 2013

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Palawud Resto Bar – Banaga Bacolod – Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

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Tolosa Palawud Restaurant – Banago Bacolod

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