Tropical Experience introduces a series of design stories with provocative story lines around some of Mark de Reus & de Reus Architects’ most prominent projects in locations as exotic and far-flung as Hawai’i, Mexico, Belize, and China. Each of the stories reveals the search that is inherent in the architectural design effort to evoke the spirit of each place by noting the unique circumstances for each client and property.



Art of Placemaking

As architects, our approach is to focus on the natural qualities of each property along with the needs and desires of our clients. This allows us to design functional and holistic environments. In this book we showcase projects in several tropical regions, describing, with stories and photos the art of placemaking that is the cornerstone philosophy of our practice.


Tropical Experience:
Architecture + Design

The book is available for purchase online via the publisher, ORO Editions. Click on the link below to redirected to ORO Editions purchasing site. Interested in ordering larger quantities or request and editorial review copy? Please contact us below and we'll be more than happy to assist you.

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iBook Edition

Tropical Experience will soon be available through the iTunes store. At this time we only support the iPad and no other tablet reader. Please note that the "Night Sky" project has been omitted from the iBook version, all other content remains the same as in print. iBook editorial review requests can be requested below.

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