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   This is a “ friends and family” bookstore. These titles are authored by Steve; some are by Wanda as well. Later, we'll add books by a few close colleagues. 

   They’re all about sustainability, architecture, place-making, or all of the above. Seven of the books can also be found in our Plan Collections, because they're catalogs of stock house plans. Two are in the Living Tradition series of pattern books; we hope to be adding more of these for different regions of the US and abroad. Because we'll be adding several of our colleagues' books soon, make sure you subscribe to the feed (see below.)

   Amazon handles the sales of most of these books. Just click on the book you're interested in, then click the cover image once you get to the description page and it'll take you to Amazon where you can add it to your shopping cart.


A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Bahamas]

ALT Bahamas

   A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Bahamas] is a richly illustrated description of the architectural traditions of the Bahamas over the past four centuries. But this is not just another catalog of architecture in paradise. Rather, it is a workbook, or "pattern book," that examines each pattern of architecture in detail, such as the proportion of a window, the slope of a roof, or the design of a garden wall. …

A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Central Gulf Coast]

ALT Gulf Coast

   A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Central Gulf Coast] is the first in the Living Tradition series. It is a richly illustrated description of the architectural traditions of the Gulf Coast over the past three centuries. But this is not just another catalog of American architecture of Caribbean heritage. Rather, it is a workbook, or "pattern book," that examines each pattern of architecture in detail, such as the proportion of a window, the slope of a roof, or the design of a garden wall. …

The Bienville Collection

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   The Bienville Collection is Steve & Wanda Mouzon's collection of attached home plans, including townhouses, live/work units, mews units, liner buildings, and others. The Bienville Collection is named in honor of Bienville Avenue in New Orleans, which begins at the Mississippi River and turns inland through some of the most architecturally diverse parts of the French Quarter, flanked by these home types and many more. …

Gulf Coast Emergency House Plans

Gulf Coast Emergency House Plans

   Just six weeks after Hurricane Katrina, New Urbanists gathered on the devastated Gulf Coast for the Mississippi Renewal Forum. With nearly 200 design team members, this was the largest planning event in human history. The design team was composed almost entirely of New Urban Guild members, and several of them had already been working on designs they called "

The Katrina Cottages Collection

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   Steve Mouzon co-founded the Katrina Cottages initiative with Andrés Duany in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Katrina Cottages Collection is Steve and Wanda Mouzon's personal contribution to the growing number of Katrina Cottage designs. This collection includes the only second-generation Katrina Cottages to date, which are meant not only to be smaller and more charming, but also smarter... much smarter. …

The Key West Collection

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   Steve & Wanda Mouzon transplanted themselves to Miami Beach in 2003 to facilitate a closer working relationship with some of the founders of the New Urbanism. They quickly discovered that the simple laid-back island charm of Key West just a few hours down US 1 made for a perfect getaway counterpoint to more urban setting of their South Beach home.

The Mooresville Collection

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   This was our first collection, with work on these designs beginning in late 1996. From the beginning, the Mooresville Collection was conceived as a traditional neighborhood collection. It is named in honor of Mooresville, Alabama, a tiny planters’ hamlet just a stone’s throw from the Tennessee River that, while not excellent enough to be nationally renowned, nonetheless inspired us to believe that if our ancestors could do better, we could do better, too. …

the Original Green

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   The Original Green is the sustainability our ancestors knew by heart. Originally (before the Thermostat Age) they had no choice but to build green, otherwise people would not survive very long. The Original Green aggregates and distributes the wisdom of sustainability through the operating system of living traditions, producing sustainable places in which it is meaningful to build sustainable buildings.

The Outbuildings Collection

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   This collection includes a broad variety of outbuilding types. It leads off with carriage houses, which are living spaces over garages. The cover image is a carriage house. Next up are free-standing garages. Gazebos follow, and then towers. The section on barns includes examples that are quite rural in character, but the Toy Box is meant for a more urban setting. …

The St. Augustine Collection

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   Steve & Wanda’s original getaway location was New Orleans, dating back to the early 1980s. Steve’s work in recent years has included custom designs based on the coastal Louisiana architecture, and also has included photographing New Orleans and St. Augustine for the Catalog of the Most-Loved Places. His A Living Tradition [Gulf Coast Architecture] book is based on the same sub-tropical architecture. …

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