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Eco-Resorts: Planning and Design for the Tropics


Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and
meet the needs and expectations of the client and building inhabitants.

The book includes both architectural design and material solutions, supported by theoretical principles, to present a
sustainable approach to resort design. It demonstrates that tropical resort buildings do not necessarily require large
energy input, in compliance with green building standards. Case studies show how principles of sustainable design
have been successfully applied in tropical environments.

* Written by an industry insider with practical design experience, knowledge and expertise.
* Demonstrates design practices related to site planning and layout, and re-assesses best practices for a tropical
environment, allowing architects to apply design principles to their own projects.
* Includes international case studies from several countries to illustrate best practice from a variety of tropical climate destinations around the world.

Z (Zbigniew) Bromberek, PhD, is an architect educated and registered in Poland, and postgraduate-educated and residing in Australia. Z has been practising and teaching architecture for nearly 30 years. He has been involved and associated with various educational institutions and professional organizations in a number of countries around the world. Before the current appointment as Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Tasmania, Z spent three years as Lecturer in Environmental Design at the University of Queensland, and two years as Guest Professor in Architectural Design in Nanjing, PR China. He was also the President of the Architectural Science Association ANZAScA for three consecutive terms in 2000-05. Z's major research interests include design-environment interaction, low-impact architecture and re-integration of architecture as an expression of a multi-disciplinary approach to design.

* Case studies from the US, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia illustrate international and relevant best practice in resort design
* Gives practical guidance on all aspects of designing a low impact tourist resort, with particular focus on climatic issues
* Author offers industry insider knowledge, due to his many years' relevant experience in architectural practice designing sustainable resorts for the tropical climates

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