Palawud Restaurant – Banago, Bacolod City


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

Palawud Resto Bar - Banaga Bacolod - Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

Palawud Resto Bar – Banaga Bacolod – Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

Tolosa Palawud Restaurant - Banago Bacolod 1

Tolosa Palawud Restaurant – Banago Bacolod

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Masonry: How to properly lay Concrete Hollow Blocks (CHB)


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Masonry: Concrete Hollow Block Laying

Concrete Hollow Blocks

Concrete Hollow Blocks

One of the most common building material used is Concrete Hollow Blocks. Most construction systems in the Philippines lay out the structural “skeleton” of the building, usually reinforced concrete columns and beams, and then layout the rest of the building in CHB, as it is abbreviated. The popularity of hollow blocks or CHB comes from its modular use and portability. It is easy to transport, is standard like a lego block that can create all kinds of walls – even curves and cylinders!

CHB - materials should be organized in the delivery area

CHB – materials should be organized in the delivery area

There are different materials having modular use such as sand bags, bricks, stone and adobe blocks. But CHB wins over because of its simple composition – sand, fly ash and cement. Stones and adobe must be quarried from special location (its sources) and transported to thousands of kilometers to the site while CHB can be cast in all kinds of location on Earth.

Construction - CHB and Stiffener Column

Construction – CHB and Stiffener Column

There are many kinds of concrete blocks because molding them allows one to customize what one needs. But concrete hollow blocks evolved to mean the most commonly used ones: 4″ (100mm), 6″ (150mm) and 8″ (rarely used 200mm) which come in the same height and width 8″x 16″ (0.1×0.2x.4). Different structural strengths can also be produced by varying the amount of cement in the mold. Standard strength for CHB is 500 psi for Bungalow up to 4 Storeys and 700 psi for High Rise Construction. Walls in 700 psi CHB is considered as load bearing.

Philippine Building Construction - CHB laying materials

Philippine Building Construction – CHB laying materials

Because hollow blocks are a common material, non-professional people take them for granted in the site. As construction sites require large areas to be programmed for CHB, Sand and Gravel, careful planning for location on site ensures that masons working will have enough space to mix the mortar and install CHB.

Read Constructing a House in Iloilo City.

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Metrobank Architecture and Design Excellence 2015


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Project: 2012 MADE Architecture Competition

 “Filipino Identity, Global Appeal, Modern Setting, Environmentally Sensitive”
Location: Calatagan, Batangas
Architect: Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Status: Competition

Winning Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Architecture

Winning Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Architecture

Questionnaires for the Two Finalists:

Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

PART I. ENTRY

Metrobank: What are you main inspirations for your physical design solution?

Arch Ian: When I first started, me and my team surveyed existing works on sloping site, Philippine Architecture, Asian and Latin American works. It lead us to the Bird House of Malaysia, a Modern Bamboo House in Japan and the Suckling Elephant House of Malaysia.

My inspiration for the Front Bamboo spires are the protruding poles in the fish pens in Bacolod City.

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The Real Cost of Building a House in the Philippines


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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

We all know of a friend or two who brag about their good fortune of getting a deal at half a price. And we glorify those stories. We hear of a colleague who bought shirts and pants on sale at 40%. Not to be undone, we want to find one at 45%. Read more of this post

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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ADAS Construction and Project Management Services


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CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

At Archian Designs Architect Studio we take pride in our professional image and host a staff that is dedicated to making our designs a reality. We are engaged in all parts of the design creation process, from conceptualizing the architecture design of buildings and spaces to construction management.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

  1. Project Estimating, Budgeting, Scheduling, Bidding, Tendering.
  2. Permit and Construction documents.
  3. Construction Services; Evaluation, Recommendation, Coordination of Project Activities on-time and on-budget.

If you would like to see other Services from our Company, List of Services, or know more about these services, email us through archiandesigns@yahoo.com or call to (034)433 3476.

ARCHIAN DESIGNS ARCHITECT STUDIOS believes that Architecture is an endless search for perfection of artistic and harmonious arrangement of man and space, with considerations with the built environment, nature, cost and the latest trend value and technology will always be considered, now and beyond.

ADAS Specialized Allied Services


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ARCHITECTURE DESIGN SERVICES

At Archian Designs Architect Studio we take pride in our professional image and host a staff that is dedicated to making our designs a reality. We are engaged in all parts of the design creation process, from conceptualizing the architecture design of buildings and spaces to construction management.

ADAS Specialized Allied Services.
These services are related to Architecture Design Services.

  1. Site Development, Subdivision Planning & Urban Design
  2. Interior Design, Material Selection and Planning
  3. Landscape Design and Planning
  4. Furniture Design
For large complex sites like schools, subdivisions and commercial developments, it is possible to create a Site Development without specifying the Design for each Building. This is Site Development Plan or Urban Design Planning. What it does is it gives form to the total development where, if left on its own, Designers will exercise undisciplined creative license.

If you would like to see other Services from our Company, List of Services, or know more about these services, email us through archiandesigns@yahoo.com or call to (034)433 3476. See also Pre-Design Services and Architecture Designs Services.

ARCHIAN DESIGNS ARCHITECT STUDIOS believes that Architecture is an endless search for perfection of artistic and harmonious arrangement of man and space, with considerations with the built environment, nature, cost and the latest trend value and technology will always be considered, now and beyond.

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