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.
"I have always said that my interior decoration is only as good as the architecture will allow. Collaborating with Mark from the beginning of the project has enabled me to do my best work. The clients ultimately benefit, because I am not having to spend extra money to 'fix' the architecture. His professionalism, good taste, and good humor have made our many collaborations most rewarding."
—Paul Vincent Wiseman
The Wiseman Group
"As the lead design architect for our private beach club, Kuki’o, on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Mark de Reus created a world class club for us that was a home run for our development group and the members."
—Michael Meldman, CEO
Discovery Land Company
"Originally, we retained Mark to design the Beach Club component at our Punta Sayulita residential community knowing that the design would capture the natural essence of the region and set the tone for the entire community. As it turned out, we expanded Mark’s scope to include the design of three types of tropical homes because we were so impressed with Mark and his team’s creativity, passion and dedication to designing a world class oceanfront residential community."
—Brett Ellsworth and Kevin Roberts
Contact Development Company, LLC
"Having worked in the most romantic and artistic environment in the world has given Mark an unusual 'toolbox'. His creativity, willingness to collaborate, and respect for his client's ideas, makes him a great partner."
—Mary Philpotts, ASID
Philpotts & Associates Inc.
"As our architect, Mark captured our dream and vision for our new home in Hawai’i - he designed a home that has great presence and is integrated into a powerful coastal setting. We had never built a home before, and we achieved everything we wanted — simple but refined, playful and colorful with a sense of transparency that blends the indoors with the outdoors. It has a real feeling of both Hawai’i and the Pacific rim."
—Grant and Jeannette Heidrich
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.dereusarch.com
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