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Prepared by: Arch./EnP. Sylvester D. Seno, uap, piep, page, icomos, pgbi aa+adp, MArch-CTM (Cand.)

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY (with text from Department of Trade and Industry-NCCEP) With all the modern amenities today, it is quite difficult to live a healthy life. We all struggle to stay fit amidst our fast-paced and stressful work days. Our problems seem endless and sometimes we forget to look after our loved ones, much less ourselves. Thanks to spas, fitness centers, sports clubs, beauty and skin care centers, specialty clinics, wellness hospitals, healthy food establishments, and yes even nursing care homes-venues that can keep Filipinos look and feel better. The importance of health and wellness has certainly come to the forefront of the health industry in the last decade. With the baby boomer generation nearing or entering their senior years, strained health and medical services and the realization by greater numbers of people of the limitations of medical science, society has developed an increasingly prominent attitude of responsibility towards one’s own health and wellness. No longer are people solely relying on doctors or hospitals to make them better if they get sick. Instead, the approach has changed to one of illness prevention, to maintain or improve the state of health that already exists. The incredible boom in the health industry overall bears witness to these trends. The importance of health and wellness is reflected by the fact that diets, weight loss programs, exercise programs and equipment, fitness facilities, spas, nutritional supplements and activity/leisure groups of all sorts are now commonplace in our everyday lives. Some of these changes are driven by the extreme demands and long waits for treatment in the health care system, but also by the desire of the working generation for a more active lifestyle after retirement, with the hope of being fit and well enough to participate in their chosen activities. For these goals to manifest into reality the base of good health must be built up throughout life, not just to try to repair the damage after it’s been done. The National Capital Region of the Philippines is the premier destination for health-care and wellness products and services. The government has taken initiatives to develop and support the health-care and wellness industry by adopting it as its One Town One Product (OTOP). The Department of Trade and Industry-National Capital Region (DTI-NCR) is closely working with some government officials in the implementation of the project which aims to gather health-care and wellness industry players such as tertiary hospitals and specialty clinics, spas, fitness centers, sports clubs and beauty and skin care centers, healthy food establishments, and natural and organic products manufacturers, among others for the purpose of bringing out innovative consolidated marketing approach that shall project as the one-stop-center for healthcare and wellness related products and services. It is indeed a very timely endeavor, as more and more people are starting to take better care of their bodies and trying to live healthier lifestyles.

and is now called Mts. Luis Gumba and Lucas Manawa— lost their way following the trail of some wild animals at the foot of Mount Banahaw. brumisation/cavitosonic. swimming pool. ice therapy fountain. brine float pool.698 people. hydrotherapy pool. Wet treatments include scrub. manicures. Toilets Spa Treatment Rooms – Dry and Multifunction (Dry treatments include facials. According to the 2010 census. hot tub (i. Banahaw is a national park and a protected area in the Philippines since 1941. cold plunge pool. sand/UV therapy room. which is held every 15 May in honour of St Isidore the Laborer the Farmer. Banahaw. pedicures. other spa facilities related thereto) . it has a population of 46. waxing. tepidarium. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape covering 10.SITE DESCRIPTION (text taken from Wikipedia): The site is located in Lucban Quezon. aroma room. vitality pool. Three hunters from neighbouring Majayjay— named Marcos Tigla. etc. The Municipality of Lucban (Filipino: Bayan ng Lucban) is a second-class municipality in the province of Quezon.e. other packages in the “dry” category. Philippines. Lucban is famous for its annual Pahiyas Festival. hammam room. To promote Quezon Province as a premier international tourist destination 2. wraps. salt room.901 hectares (26. traditional steam. walking river. they moved to another place and rested again. caldarium. on the other hand (alternative spelling: Banahao or Banájao) is an active volcano on Luzon Island in the Republic of the Philippines. bedding sheets. tanning. they saw acrow (uwák) in the tree's branches. It rests at the foot of the prestigious Mt.940 acres) of land. reflexology.) Thermal facilities – (must have a minimum of five among the following: jacuzzi/whirlpool (small). Resting under a tree. To give a sustainable source of livelihood to the local residents AREA REQUIREMENTS: Parking area Reception/information Waiting area Changing rooms – Common/Private Shower areas Retail areas for souvenirs and spa paraphernalia Locker rooms for guests (for those tourists visiting for one day only) Storage area for linens. Whilst in the shade of a large pomelo (lucbán) tree. and believing this to be a bad omen. hammam and other treatments included in this category. sanarium. Legend has it the town derives its name from the lucbán or pomelo tree. heated loungers. dry flotation bath. laconium. the superstitious hunters took this a sign of good fortune and thus settled in the place they named "Lucbán. experience steam. To increase awareness among the tourists and the public the importance of environmental sustainability and care for nature 3. just at the slopes of Mount Banahaw." Mount Banahaw. reflexology foot experience tubs/baths. PROJECT OBJECTIVES: 1. head massage. Fascinated by the bird's beautiful plumage and rhythmic chirps. the trio were attracted to a couple of kingfishers (salacsác) that were singing. The threepeaked volcano complex is located between the provinces of Laguna and Quezon and is the tallest mountain in the CALABARZON region dominating the landscape for miles around. traditional “hilot” and Western/Asian body massage. hot stones. experience sauna.. snow/ice therapy room. experience/rain showers. The mountain is considered by many as a "Holy mountain" and is popular among pilgrims along with mountain climbers. Japanese).

Design Objectives are DIFFERENT from Project Objectives. Additional facilities – biking. There is a possibility that one design consideration can satisfy more than one design objective. HOW ARCHITECTURALLY?? DESIGN HOW SPECIFICALLY? OBJECTIVE PROJECT OBJECTIVE HOW ARCHITECTURALLY?? DESIGN CONSIDERATION HOW SPECIFICALLY? DESIGN OBJECTIVE DESIGN OBJECTIVE DESIGN OBJECTIVE DESIGN CONSIDERATION DESIGN CONSIDERATION DESIGN CONSIDERATION DESIGN CONSIDERATION DESIGN CONSIDERATION DESIGN CONSIDERATION DESIGN CONCEPT DESIGN PROBLEM PROJECT OBJECTIVE PROJECT OBJECTIVE DESIGN OBJECTIVE DESIGN CONSIDERATION DESIGN CONSIDERATION A result of NEEDS ANALYSIS (example of tools used: ORGANIGRAM) FISHBONE DIAGRAM (adapted from Kauru Ishikawa’s) NOTE: There is NO PRESCRIBED LIMIT on the number of DESIGN OBJECTIVES and CONSIDERATIONS. guided walks on the property. backed up with detailed research and explanation. Hotel rooms (for brief three-day to one-week stays). Pool facilities – treated sea water. fitness area/exercise rooms. which can be any aspect of architectural design like building materials. meaning. are expected to be self-explanatory in nature. as well as the number of design objectives that can satisfy one project objective. building . Design Objectives and Design Considerations. building orientation. horse-riding. pilates class.Pool facilities – treated fresh water. they are easily understood when viewed by the subject adviser and/or jurors): 1. Large Vitality pool Additional on-site activities – full service gyms. rather these are phrases and brief explanations on how each of the design objectives were achieved. etc. Design considerations are the concrete and detailed approaches on how these Design Objectives were achieved. meditation class. Design Inspiration/Design Peg Board (based from what we discussed). fishing. in FREEHAND and fully rendered (except for scaled model). building form. yoga class. This includes Conceptual Analysis. Kitchen/food preparation facilities for spa cuisine and restaurant/dining areas Landscaping REQUIRED OUTPUTS (groups of three.Pool facilties . aerobics class. Design Considerations does not start with a ―TO…‖. Design Objectives are the aims of an architectural designer IN RESPONSE to the given Project Objectives by the non-architect/client. all 20”x30” sized presentation boards.

2. architectural style. urban planning/spatial concepts. Ergonomics and Proxemics (10%) Presentation/Completeness of the Solution (10%) DUE DATES: Required Output No. Scaled 5. building character. etc. 7. 2013 . 6. relationship of building/site to the community. 4. 3. Thursday Required Outputs No. 1. monochromatic (ACS) Floor Plans with furniture layout(ACS) Building Elevations (2 per structure. ACS) Site Cross-Section (ACS) Site Longitudinal Section (ACS) Interior perspectives of important areas GRADING CRITERIA (zero-based): Site and Inter/Intra-building spatial layout and Planning (50%) Building Massing/Morphology in relation to the site/vista (10%) Architectural Character and Concept (20%) Anthropometrics. 2-7: First meeting on January. using professional mode of presentation. December 13.