Javier García-Germán

Javier García-Germán studied architecture at the School of Architecture of Madrid (Honors, ETSAM), Oxford School of Architecture and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he was Fulbright Scholar.

In 2005 he founded TAAs —ToTem arquitectos asociados— having received in the last years several awards in national and international competitions. The office’s work has been widely published, including periodicals such as Arquitectura Viva, 2G dossier, Time Architecture, Arq Future, Entorno or UHF.

Since 2008 he is Associate Professor at ETSAM and since 2010 Director of the Energy and Sustainability module in the Master’s Degree in Collective Housing, having taught at Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch)and The New School of Architecture (PUPR).

He has edited several books linked to energy and sustainability, among others De lo Mecánico a lo Termodinámico. Por una Definición Energética de la Arquitectura y del Territorio (2010, Gustavo Gili, Barcelona) and Contextos 2008. Hacia un Nuevo Entorno Energético (2008, UCJC, Madrid).