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看看美国人的主流别墅的样板房是怎什么样子的

这些是美国主流开发商的样板房,代表了典型的美国家庭的需求,最佳成本、最佳性价比、最适合市场需求的户型,值得我们仔细揣摩。

以前我们在设计杂志上看到的都是优秀设计作品,但是今天我想让大家看看,在预算有限的情况下,他们的中等水平专业设计公司的作品是什么样子的。

这些照片对于我们设计美式别墅样板房也有参考作用。比如一些国内不常见的软装家具装饰:罗马帘、美式吊扇、家具布局等等。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

大部分美国家庭都会在房间里铺地毯,而我们中国家庭都选择用瓷砖和木地板,为什么?是因为他们的鞋子都很干净吗?不是主要原因。美国人工很贵,用瓷砖工价太高了,划不来,铺地毯快多了。

那木地板呢?也比较费功夫,成本很多美国家庭都负担不起。当然负担得起的也还是有相当多的。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

中国的橱柜很少用这种原木色,黄不拉几有一种病态。上面的厨房和餐厅设计很不入流,配色毫无感觉。这张照片大概可以反应那些中等偏下的室内设计师的真实水平。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

这就是一个美国家庭的典型卧室,当然一般比这间房乱,多一些家具什么的。我参观过不少这种风格的样板房,实际进入房间的感觉比照片给人的感觉好。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

这是一栋怎么看都不美的别墅,美国大牌开发商有时候也会拿出这种难看的房型。美国普通家庭似乎不是特别在意房子的外观,想比中国消费者而言。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

这是客厅,沙发茶几都是这种很普通的,便宜货。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

厨房餐厅。注意厨房水槽旁有两个碟子和餐具,早餐一般就是在岛台上吃,不必要去餐桌上,方便。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

花园里地面上红色的是啥?是松树壳打碎了,铺在地上没那么容易长草,而且保湿,不用经常浇水。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

美国房子墙里面都是木方,外面钉上石膏板,没有用红砖和钢筋水泥的,所以结构布局上可以很灵活。

美式别墅样板房室内设计

这是书房,一般位于别墅进门处的旁边。这样白天在电脑上操作的时候,来了邮递员或者朋友邻居可以方便打招呼。

Looking for planners and architects for a Tibetan Buddhist cultural base in China

Details of a Tibetan Buddhnist Cultural Base in Qinghai, China
Name of Project: The Holy Land of Thousand-Buddha
It consists of the following components:
1. WINTER PALACE
The target of this palace will have gross floor area (all floor) of 1 million m2. This is the major component of the entire cultural base in this city.
The first phase of the Winter Palace will be 100 detached glass greenhouses for 100 living Buddha to stay in extremely cold winter in this province. Inside each greenhouse it will be gardens, in the gardens there will be timber houses for the living Buddha to pray and live. Each garden will be around 800 m2, and the timber houses will cover around 200 m2, altogether each green house will cover 1,000 m2.
In the future, there will be 900 such green houses to be built.

2. THE PLATEAU OXYGEN BAR
It consists of 4 buildings, with GFA(Total Floor Area) of 100,000 m2. Inside these buildings there will be tea houses, snack and food square, oxygen rooms, massage rooms.

3. TANCHENG ICE SCULPTURE
In this Buddhist theme city there is a lake park. In winter when it’s icy there will be 30 separate icy altar houses of different design.

4. THE TIBETAN CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
There will be 20 workshops, each around 300 m2, served as shops and showrooms: clothes, Tibetan joss sticks, music and video, Tibetan Buddhism Tangka Art, Nima stone sculpture, black pottery, yak products, musical instruments, plateau photos, furniture, carftwork, artistic pieces, and other Buddhist suppliers.

5. TIBETAN MUSEUM
A 10,000m2 showroom for historical relics, charts, sculptures, and photos, 3 media rooms of 4D effects, 100 m2 each, playing movies of esoteric Buddhism, the Tibetan view of universe, and reincarnation.

6. TIBETAN WELLNESS PAVILION
It is a wellness focused SPA following the principles of the Sutra of Healing Master. There will be 80 meditation rooms of 10 m2 each, 4 training rooms of 60 m2 each, a 200 m2 restaurant, and a 600 m2 Tibetan medicine showroom.

7. THE WISDOM SOURCE THEMED PARK
It is a 20-hectare themed park with an icon of Manjushri. In this park there will be spaces and facilities for inspiring, answers.

8. THE HOLY LAND OF LOVE
It is also 20-hectare themed park with spaces/activities for romantic matching, training, healing and museum, etc.

9. THE FORTUNE SQUARE
This 13-hectare square is for the stories of various Buddha of Wealth.

10. THE AMUSEMENT PARK OF BUDDHIST CULTURAL UNIVERSE
This high-tech amusement park of 43-hectare will feature Buddhist culture.

11. THE EXPERIMENT PAVILION FOR REINCARNATION
The 6,000 m2 building includes activities of approaching-death experiments, intermediate views between death and reincarnation, the six great divisions in the wheel of karma, the imitation of reincarnation, distant view of celestial burial and the research center for reincarnation.

12. HOT SPRING SPA
The area has hot spring underground. The SPA will be divided into 3 zones of different luxury levels. The luxury zone has 30 SPA rooms, the mid-level will have 100 rooms and a hot spring pool; the lower level zone will be just hot spring pools and showers in two divisions, one for 60 male guests and another for 60 female guests.

13. THE CAR CAMP
It consists of a 600-car parking, a rental ground of 100 SUV, a 33-hectare camping base, and service center, convenient store, maintenance workshop, gas station, car washing, and 2nd hand car trading.

14. THE PLATEAU WILDLIFE ZOO
It covers a land of 130 hectares, divided into habitats for different animals. There will be grasslands, bushes, forest, lake and river. Tourists will be protected by glass rooms.

15. THE LOCAL FOOD MARKET
A 3,000 m2 shopping mall sells various kinds of food products: yak milk products, herbal drinks, deserts, organic food, Tibetan herbal health-improvement products, etc.

16. HELICOPTER AVIATION BASE
3 helicopters will be purchased for luxury travel arrangements, scientific survey, and rescue.

Other facilities include restaurants, coffee shops, parking, bathrooms, clinic and service center, etc.

Style

Modern Mysticlsm | New Tibetan

Notes:
1. Design and planning must respect Tibetan traditions and religious taboos.
2. Remember the plateau climates, and the earthquake resistance requirements. The large temperature difference and short period of construction season are both vital.
3. Designers are expected to be experts of sustainability. The environment in the plateau is fragile and energy is precious.
4. Construction will be phase by phase, and zone by zone, and does not affect the parts that were already opened to the public.

The detailed master planning invitation is produced by the investor at the moment, and it will be shared with us soon.

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TIPS FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS WORKING IN CHINA: (unrelated to this job)
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This type of furniture (custom made furniture) would be very popular in China…

Custom made furniture is yet to become a trend in China. If you are an interior designer and would like to work in China, you may need to know the difference here: We cannot find them, we will have to buy from international market, or Hong Kong even though they are all made here.

Looking for master planners for a Tianjin buddhism resort in northern China

We strongly suggest you team up with a group of architects for this Tianjin new town project, because we will need a team of designers and architects who know residential high rise apartments, luxury resorts, high density urban complex, Chinese restrictions, etc. If your company is small, this is the best way to be successful in China. Your team would be able to compete with those large international design firms who have already established themselves here.
Note that you will be working closely with this Beijing architecture design firm, from the very beginning because they brought the job to us. They will be designing from the beginning as well, not wait until your work is completed.

Short term interior design training program in San Francisco, looking for local partners

Chinese interior designers are far behind the Western interior designers in terms of furniture specification and design. We have a lot to learn from the interior designers/decorators who work in the more developed countries. So we are launching a program in San Francisco and New York for short term decorating training. The interior designers who will need to be trained in these cities are from China. We are looking for local senior interior designers, best interior design firms to partner with in California and New York Area.

When our Chinese interior designers go to these cities for 10-15 days, they will share a high end apartment in down town San Francisco and Manhattan.  They will work in their apartments on the projects brought to the USA, and we will arrange local senior interior designers/architects/decorators to help on their sides, so that they can learn in the works.

All the local senior interior designers will be paid by us on a daily basis. They daily fee varies depending on the experience of the local designers.

Each group of students consist of 4-20 interior designers. We will send them to the US every now and then.

It is a great opportunity to build relationship with the local interior design firms as they can introduce you to many Chinese clients in their cities. For those high end projects, the Chinese clients always look for international designers. And you will need a local design firm to produce all the construction documents. So they will need you, and you will need them, there is no conflict. It’s a very cost effective way of marketing in China. You do not need to invest anything because your consulting hours will be paid.

When the students are in town, we would like you to take them to the local design centers, well designed communities/hotels/restaurants and explain about what they see.

Amasia will provide translation.

If you want to find out more, please click Contact to send us a message.

Thank you.

Looking for an interior design director working in Shanghai

This client is actually a contractor for interior installation/fabrication projects, both residential and commercial. They have a large interior design section and would like a very experienced/talented  international interior designer to be responsible for most of the FFE specification works.

The Wutong Club which will possibly become your employer, is one of the branches of contractor.

Please use the contact form to reply to us, and most importantly, send your best works with the format of .pps or .pdf,  so that can forward to our clients.

Enjoy life!

a large scale mix-use development in China

This development will consist of
total GFA: 1.5 million sm
which includes
residential (mid rise and high rise apartments): 950,000 sm;
walking street: 100,000 sm;
office building and hotel: 100,000 sm;
commercial (shopping mall, theater, etc):350,000 sm

Location: The City of Wuxi in Jiangsu Province (Shanghai Region) This page shows the meeting between the state-owned developer, SCHX, and the district governor of Wuxi’s Beitang District, where the development will be located.
Developer: HXSC, from Beijing;
Co-developer: An unknown Shanghai firm;

Because of the economy, most likely the developer will not hire expensive top level architects for this project. We will not focus on the ability and experience of the team working on mid-high rise apartments because Chinese architects are pretty good at that area already. After initial planning, a local Chinese architecture design firm will take over the residential part, and an international firm will take over the commercial part for detailed design. Your ability and experience for commercial projects, especially shopping malls, etc, are important.

Selection process will start after Chinese New Year, which will end by Feb.20.
The planner will form an international team, but the developer will pick the local firm to support the planning process.
There will be no competition for this development.
We are only proposing for planning at this stage, architecture design will be in separate contracts.

We need to build a team for this type of project. Some of our architects/planners are great for this job but the developer needs a strong team, so please start to think who to team up with. Please send us your brochure(s) and make sure it is translated appropriately if you think you should try. Sign up our newsletter using the Subscribe link above, so that you will get notified about the updates of the project. Thank you and we look forward to working with you.

map of wuxi and shanghai
Wuxi City is between Nanjing and Shanghai, near Suzhou City.

A planning job in China: Looking for a planner and landscape architect for a residential community in Shandong

The community has two parts: residential and commercial. And they consist of 6 parcles in which 4 are residential, 2 are commercial which are in the middle and on the river side.
The land coverage of the project is 24.2 hectare, 4 of which is commercial. The total GAF is approximately 367,000m2. The above ground GFA is 286,000m2, and basement 81,000m2.
Setback: for low and mid height buildings, the setback is 1.5 times of the building heights, min.15m, and for high buildings, it will be determined by the sun light.
Density: residential – 28-32%, commercial – 35%;
Green ratio: residential – 35%, commercial – 25%.
The FAR of the residential part is 1.1 and the commercial part 1.6. Townhouse is the majority of the residential area and its FAR is 0.82, while the 11F apartments FAR is 2.48. The apartments are mainly on the north which are lower than the south.
The architecture style of the residences will be English Red Bricks.
Government Control: 30% of the total GFA should be residences under 90m2.

The master planning will be done by a Chinese planner. We only provide landscape architecture for this part, the major part.
The landscape architect we are looking for will also provide planning service for a mountain park on the side of this community, which is around 50 hectares.

The area in the yellow line will need planning and landscape architecture. We may invite you to design the residential area too. The big area to the left is mountains.
The area in the yellow line will need planning and landscape architecture. We may invite you to design the residential area too. The big area to the left is mountains.

Looking for architects specialized in luxury classic architecture

It is a beach resort, not very big. Please send your brochure focusing on this particular category to us if you want to work with us. Please do not ask for more information at this moment. We will only tell those who have the experience. Thank you.

There will be 7-8 houses to be designed, plus a clubhouse/community center.