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planning narrative & flexibility study in China

Because most of Chinese developers are inexperienced in master planning of large scale developments like a resort, nor do they know how the international resort section works, most of the time they expect our master planner and architects to do their work before any solid flexibility study and market analysis. So before we provide any concept the planner is expected to do some basic flexibility study to avoid waste time. Here below is an example:
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OUR MARKET ANALYSIS IS TO PUSH THE CLIENT TO THINK THINGS THROUGH BEFORE WE WORK AND TO AVOID POSSIBLE ABORTIVE WORKS IN THE FUTURE

THIS INSTRUCTION ARTICLE FROM AMASIA IS FOR THE PROJECT OF LONGQIGU RESORT (YUNNAN PROVINCE), JUST FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PLANNER’S REFERENCE, WE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS/PLANNERS SO PLEASE TRY NOT TO ARGUE WITH US.

1. Pls use the format of Q & A (Question and Answer) to write your market analysis as a planner hired for this project.
Why? Because we need to assume our client is lack of experience and knowledge to see every point you make. If you ask a question on behalf of the client, and answer it yourself as a planner/architect, your points cannot be missed/ignored. The client will not have excuse to ask you to revise your plans without paying you in extra.
This format is proved to be more effective/clearer than a typical narrative. For example:

Question (by the client): Do you think, based on your concept, we will be able to meet the F.A.R. goal? (F.A.R.=Floor Area Ratio, it’s a very important goal for projects in China where the buildable land is very expensive.)
Answer (by you): Yes, we are suggesting a large underground public garage to leave more land for buildings and gardens/lawns. So our concept looks loose but the F.A.R. requirement will be met.
Question: What sustainability technology are you suggesting to apply in our project?
Answer:…

2. Pls try to ask questions on behalf of either the client or a potential Chinese customer/buyer, think about all the possible questions they may have when they review your plans.
This will help you to fully understand China, the client, the potential customers’ needs, so that you know how to avoid possible problems/issues in the future. Do not expect the client tells you all the requirements in advance. Because in China they expect you, a professional planner/designer they hired and paid a lot of money, know all the requirements of potential buyers/homeowners/hotel guests, and remind them. Not the other way around. So this step is very important but sadly most of the planners we work with would not want to do this.
Here is an example:
Question (by a potential buyer of home): I only have one child, why do I need so many bedrooms?
Answer (by the planner and architect): We are suggesting one guest bedroom for the grandparents, the other guest bedroom for relatives of the family. Other bedrooms are actually multi-functional rooms which can be designed by the interior designer as art studio/music room/study/workshop, etc.

3. List all the points that you are confused about the client’s instructions/analysis/requirements before you write down your thoughts, and send them to the client to answer before you submit any plans/concepts/analysis. Also, if you disagree with the client regarding some points they make, pls write them down and send to the client, asking them to confirm in writing that they acknowledge the points/issues and they will not ask you to revise your plans if they later find out they are wrong. Do not write a bunch of emails whenever you found them. Make it serious as most of the questions will need to be answered by the chairman of the client and they seldom touch the computer. For example:
Questions from the architect:

  • How many entries do you expect for this community to have, according to the codes and your experience? only 2, or 3, or even 4?
  • Have you claimed the land from the government yet?
  • Would you like us to produce a fly over using Sketchup to impress the government?

beautiful.yunnan.mountain4. The following are the questions from Amasia and the LDI friend, regarding a resort called Longqigu in Yunnan Province. We are suggesting the master planner to write them down, and answer them one by one. Such questions and answers will be the main part of the first narrative of master planning.
They are just examples.
a. Do you believe the site is enough to develop a boutique hotel, a Five Star hotel, and residential community for seniors?
b. Would you put a boutique hotel there if you are the developer? Or you think it will be too risky to invest in a super-luxury very low density boutique hotel.
c. Would you put a Five Star hotel there if you are the developer? List the hotel brands that you think appropriate.
d. If your parents in the USA are going to retire soon, or just retired, will you recommend our project to them? What would you like them to tell them? The nice weather? The beautiful landscape? Low cost of living? Nice architecture? What will be attractive to them?
e. If a Chinese government is going to hold a conference in a hotel, do you know how much they are allowed to spend per day? It’s $25 a day, do you think we should try to develop conference facility and hotel to accomodate them? If yes, what are they?
f. The FOUR Groups of our targeted market is: seniors, tourists for vacations, conference, and training. Which group do you think more likely to become our major market? Which are less likely to bring us good cash flow?
g. Do you suggest the Owner to consider other markets? If yes, what are they?
(Suggestions: corporations may want to own a corporate clubhouse here, a place for their employees to enjoy a vacation, or the company can come here to have an executive level meeting, etc. Some companies may want to work here, like researchers, writers, artists, designers, etc. International academic conferences/training, etc.)
h. If you are going to make a decision on behalf of a Chinese friend’s family, to rent a place for their parents here. What aspects would you consider? If they are going to rent a room or suite and live here for, say 10 years, how big do you think it should be? Would you like to have a living room of your own or you would rather pay less and share the living room with other residents? What facilities would be necessary?
i. What are your ideas for the use of the three hills? How would you like to use them?
j. Some think the cottages on the hill should be just one storey, so that the beauty of the hills are not badly destroyed, what do you think?
k. How many GFA do you plan to achieve on the two larger hills?
l. About the idea of hotel rooms inside the body of the mountain, how many of them would be appropriate, why?
m. Do you think it would be expensive to make those cave hotel rooms? Would it be expensive to operate?
n. Which option do you prefer in terms of planning? A village with all the building attached to/close to each other, and sharing large gardens/ponds; or, all the buildings are spreading out, each building has its own gardens. Why do you prefer that one? Which one would bring us more profit?
o. If you can choose, on behalf of a Chinese friend, to spend 200Yuan per night to rent an apartment on the 10the floor of an apartment building or above, with great view to the mountains, or you spend 800Yuan per night to rent a room in a house with its own garden, and their living conditions would be similar, sam size, etc. which would you choose?
p. If are going to organize a training in our resort, for your Chinese friend’s company, what would you like the resort to have? What do you care the most?
q. If the Owner insists to build a boutique hotel in this property, which location would be appropriate? How /in what form can we make the hotel as unique/successful as a boutique hotel?
r. Is there any way that we can just use the so called boutique hotel facility to attract attention of the market, and to improve the quality of the entire project, but we do not need to spend a lot of money/energy on it? For example, make the size small enough to reduce the risk? How big would be appropriate/less risky?

AMASIA KNOWS THAT
You normally do not do this part of work as an architect/planner, but answering these questions will make your planning work easier I believe.

美国最受欢迎的海边小镇和城市:给我们国家的开发商做规划参考

1. 南卡罗莱纳州的基洼岛

2.佛罗里达州,那不勒斯

那不勒斯(Naples)是美国佛罗里达州科利尔县的一座城市,位于科利尔县东海岸,面积37.3平方公里,人口21653人(2007年)。那不勒斯建城于1880年代后期,因周边景色类似于意大利那不勒斯而得名。
那不勒斯拥有迷人的海滩和众多酒店度假村以及公园和国家级自然保护区。墨西哥湾海岸的沙滩是超过10英里长,沙滩干净而美丽。

著名的那不勒斯丽丝卡尔顿酒店就坐落在这里,在那不勒斯丽思卡尔顿酒店可以欣赏着温暖的金色落日辉映下墨西哥湾的壮观景象,绵延三英里的沙滩洁白无瑕。七家顶级餐厅、一家世界一流的高档水疗中心以及提供多项水上运动的游泳和海滨活动场所 。那不勒斯丽思卡尔顿酒店2006 年入选《罗伯报告》评出的“百佳最宜人住所”。 其建筑设计由著名的WATG以及Milton Pate & Associates共同完成。 美国WATG设计公司成立于1945年,是国际公认的酒店、度假村规划和建筑设计领域里的一流公司,在豪华酒店设计的数量和影响力上名列世界第一。其设计作品遍及全球130个国家,其中许多项目已经成为当地的标志性建筑。马来西亚的金马皇宫酒店、南非太阳城LOST CITY酒店及拉斯维加斯威尼斯人酒店均为其代表作品。专业酒店设计公司的引入,可使五星级酒店的规划设计更加高效合理,酒店的市场竞争力进一步提高,从而增强房地产的附加值和吸引力。那不勒斯一角


丽丝卡尔顿
丽丝卡尔顿就像是度假天堂


丽丝卡尔顿家庭游泳池
孩子们可以在家庭游泳池里尽情的嬉戏打闹

丽丝卡尔顿网球场
丽丝卡尔顿网球场

丽丝卡尔顿温泉池
丽丝卡尔顿拥有温泉游泳池

丽丝卡尔顿沙滩酒吧
沙滩酒吧提供丰富的酒水

丽丝卡尔顿spa接待处
丽丝卡尔顿酒店Spa的接待处

丽丝卡尔顿客房
靠近海边方向的客房

丽丝卡尔顿户外用餐
提供加勒比海的各式菜肴

金门大桥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

酒店的外立面
Casa Madrona酒店

酒店楼顶风景

酒店里的走廊

洗漱间

洗浴桑拿房

客房

客房

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.伊利诺伊州,布拉夫湖

日升海滩
布拉夫湖的日升海滩

普通家庭住宅

独栋住宅

别墅庄园入口

豪华住宅

豪宅室内

私人居所

排屋

独栋豪宅

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.加州,蒂伯龙

蒂伯龙全景
蒂伯龙小镇全景

美丽的蒂伯龙

现代住宅

蒂伯龙风景如画

地中海别墅

托斯卡纳风格别墅

地中海豪宅

地中海豪宅

餐厅

浴室

 

 

6.加州,拉古纳海滩

拉古钠海滩是以艺术家聚居而闻名的海滩小城,每年夏天除了海滨是戏水,消暑的好去处外,还由于三个规模庞大的艺术活动而知名。拉古纳海滩常让游客觉得“简直像天堂一般”,这个海摊一直延伸至拉霍亚和圣迭戈,鲸鱼还会偶尔经过洛马岬。浅水冲浪,源自美国加州的拉古纳海滩(Laguna),现在也成了浅冲者的麦加。 早在20年代,当地的救生员就用木板来玩浅冲,浅冲用的冲浪板较短,主要是在岸边的浪头玩,玩法和冲浪(Surfing)类似,但简单和安全多了。

Anders Lasater建筑师事务所是当地知名的设计公司,除了在当地有办公室,他们在棕榈泉和夏威夷也有分公司。这家公司在拉古纳当地设计了众多的项目,包括住宅、画廊、美术展览馆、餐厅、精品零售店及商业项目。另外当地还有许多实力很强的设计公司,比如Graham Architects(www.grahamarchitecture.com),Mcmillion Architects(www.mcmillionarchitects.com),MSA Architects等等。

拉古纳海滩
拉古纳海滩

冲浪沙滩度假村

套房的跳台式窗栏

露台用餐

泳池

客房外的沙滩

客房

双人豪华套房

套房

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.加州,半月湾

环境优美的半月湾
环境优美的半月湾

太平洋海岸

丽丝卡尔顿

丽丝卡尔顿酒店的日落

日落下举行婚礼

沐浴阳光

户外用餐

客房

老球场

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.马萨诸塞州,查塔姆

 

欢乐湾
查塔姆和科德角接壤的地方是美丽的欢乐湾

海湾

Polhemus Savery DaSilva建筑师事务所是当地著名的设计公司,在当地以及美国很多地区都有他们的作品。下面是他们部分的住宅设计作品:独栋住宅

建筑外立面

傍晚时分的豪宅

门廊

水晶湖岸的住宅

维克奎特住宅

牡蛎河畔的住宅

 

 

 

牡蛎河畔
位于牡蛎河畔的豪宅

精品住宅

精品住宅

别墅

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.佛罗里达州,丘比特

 

 

丘比特一角
这是丘比特镇一角

别墅

泳池

豪宅

建筑门楼

建筑细部

托斯卡纳风格别墅

豪宅景观

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.夏威夷,拉海纳镇

拉海纳镇(Lahaina)位于夏威夷的茂宜岛西海岸,是茂宜岛上最大的镇,也最受游客欢迎的小镇之一。漫步于繁华热闹的滨海大街(Front Street),您可能会忘记拉海纳镇是具有重要历史意义的古镇。19世纪初期,拉海纳曾是夏威夷王国的首都,夏威夷皇室的休闲娱乐场所。19世纪中期的捕鲸业巅峰期,它又是著名的捕鲸村。400多艘海船在此停泊,1500多名水手在这儿工作。这些水手中的杰出人物赫尔曼·梅尔维尔(Herman Melville)以其海上经历为事实依据写成了其寓言杰作《白鲸记》(Moby Dick)。

镇上有许多的度假山庄和酒店,例如拉海纳海滩度假酒店(Lahaina Shores Beach Resort)、喜来登拉海纳度假村酒店(Sheraton Lahaina hotel)、君悦度假村酒店(Hyatt Hotel)等。

Long & Associates 建筑师事务所是当地知名的设计公司,在拉海纳以及整个夏威夷都有他们的作品。我们来欣赏一下他们的作品:

 

度假别墅
度假别墅

别墅的外立面

别墅泳池

度假别墅

泳池

别墅门口

泳池

泳池

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.马萨诸塞州,马布尔黑德

马布尔黑德镇 (Marblehead)位于美国麻州东北部,在波士顿以北17公里。这个美丽的港口小镇,在1990年,人口只有20,000,却是波士顿北海岸的艺术和文化中心,亦是美国游艇之都和海军诞生地。

该港口岩岬约长2.5公里,位于麻州湾和沙林湾之间。原为沙林市(Salem) 的一部分,1649年改为马布尔黑德镇, 当时以渔业和造船业为主。

马布尔黑德镇中心的历史区是该镇《旧区》,多为殖民地时期和美国早期的建筑物。《旧区》的街道弯弯曲曲,适宜徒步旅游参观。游客由艾博特馆(Abbot Hall),经18世纪的李耶勒米古楼 (Jeremiah Lee Mansion)、波士顿最古老的游艇俱乐部(Boston Yacht Club)通往东南的马布尔黑德颈(Marblehead Neck),一览新英格兰小城风光。

 

马布尔黑德
马布尔黑德

马布尔黑德镇

镇上一角

街景

别墅

日出

码头的夜晚

烟花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.加州,史汀森海滩

 

史汀森海滩
美丽的史汀森海滩

别墅

史汀森海滩的别墅

海滩边的住宅

别墅

豪宅

豪宅一角

海边别墅

 

 

 

 

 

 

豪华别墅
当地的豪华别墅

排屋

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.马萨诸塞州,科哈西特

 

科哈西特
美丽的科哈西特

度假别墅

Apple Knoll别墅

超级豪宅

科哈西特地区公寓

Heidi Condon事务所设计作品

拥有可以360度观赏的门廊

哥特式风格建筑

黄昏的科哈西特

14.马萨诸塞州,达克斯伯里达克斯伯里的沙滩

度假别墅

达克斯伯里湾

河边的住宅

住宅设计

住宅设计

住宅

水岸住宅

WLA设计作品

15.马里兰州,所罗门岛所罗门岛夜景

美丽的所罗门岛

Patuxent河上壮观的大桥

户外风景

住宅区

所罗门岛的别墅

希尔顿花园酒店

为什么我们国家的度假村就不敢将别墅设计成这个样子呢

森林小屋虽然我们国家几乎没有这样的原始森林,但是仍然可以设计这样可爱的生态小屋的。要是有朝一日我自己能够做主做设计就好了。我们是中间人,不敢随便对设计师的设计说三道四。客户也不想听我们的。在他们眼里我们只是翻译和中间人,他们不想我们去干涉设计过程。其实我们和很多境外设计公司做翻译,见过的听过的不一定就比客户甚至设计师少。

泰国苏梅岛(Koh Samui Island)康莱德酒店(Conrad Hotel)设计欣赏:新加坡著名建筑设计公司Ecoid与酒店室内设计公司威尔逊(Wilson Associates)联手合作

苏梅岛全景
苏梅岛全景

泰国苏梅岛(Koh Samui Island)康莱德酒店(Conrad Hotel)由新加坡著名建筑设计公司Eciud与酒店室内设计公司威尔逊(Wilson Associates)共同完成。威尔逊(Wilson Associates)是国际著名酒店设计公司,在此不多赘述。

eco.id Architects and Design Consultancy公司是一家成立于1996年的多学科建筑设计公司,是新加坡在时尚酒店和住宅建筑设计领域最知名的设计公司。在其创始人Sim Boon Yang和Calvin Sim的带领下,公司已凭借一系列获奖项目赢得了国际声誉,其中包括曼谷大都会酒店(Metropolitan in Bangkok)、马尔代夫的第一家W度假酒店以及Naumi Singapore酒店。另外,公司还在吉隆坡和新加坡完成了许多新锐的住宅项目,比如Clearwater Residences和Bluwater Estate以及海登房地产公司(Hayden Properties)在新加坡开发的高端房产Hamilton at Scotts。仅在十年多的时间里,公司参与的项目已遍及泰国、马来西亚印度、迪拜、文莱、中国和桑给巴尔。

该公司共有106名员工,总部设在新加坡,并在曼谷和广州设有办事处。公司自20017月获得ISO 9001标准认证。在1997年初,eco.id Consulting Ltd成立,用以处理新加坡以外的项目。公司已完成的项目在如《建筑文摘》等设计书籍和杂志中被广泛刊载。

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.