Books


Each of these books illustrate one or more of the ideals upon which we base our practice. For now, these books were all authored by one or more of us, although we'll eventually add books by likeminded colleagues as well.


the Original Green

Original Green cover front Amazon

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.

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. …

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. …


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