totem associate architects

A totem is a cultural construct that mediates between a human community and its nonhuman milieu. The role of the totem is to interconnect different spheres of reality.

TAAs (ToTem arquitectos asociados) was founded in 2005 by Javier and Alia García-Germán as a professional practice focused on architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning. Our commitment is to find synergies between design practices and sustainability issues, responding in an innovative manner to emerging demands.

TAAs’ work has been widely published and exhibited, and has received several national and international awards for projects and finished buildings.

Proyects and think tank

Lima office building

Lima

EN

Lima office building Madrid, 2019-2023 Lima’s dry and mild climate enables to design office buildings with outdoor public spaces. The design process starts researching the local

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Article

Limapolis 2018

Lectures

2008 – EN

Conference Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Thermodynamic Mixer

Research

2008 – EN

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (UPM); Graduate School of Design (Harvard University); BIArch (Barcelona Institute of Architecture). 2010 Directores: Iñaki Ábalos, Javier García-Germán, Renata

Open Lab. Corredor Urbano de Biodiversidad

Research

2008 – EN

Ayuntamiento de Cáceres. 2010 Director: Javier García-Germán

Nueve Diálogos Docentes

Lecture

2008 – EN

Mesa redonda Unidad Galiano, ETSAM, UPM

Interior. Biennale Architetturac

Article

2008 – EN

MUPAC

Madrid

May 3, 2021 – EN

Dissipating office building Madrid, 2012-2020 The building poses an alternative to the air-conditioned sealed-envelope energy-certified office environment. First, the glass curtain-wall gives place to a faceted

Hacia un nuevo entorno energético

Book

2008 – EN

The radiant room

2 de April 2021 – EN

The radiant room MOUNTAIN HOUSE 2004-2015 Client: ???? ??? A collection of radiant rooms explore the connections between the environment, a material conglomerate —concrete, projected cork

Castellana

Madrid

3 May 2021 – EN

Dissipating office building Madrid, 2012-2020 The building is located in Paseo de la Castellana, an urban promenade in which there are a collection of architectural masterpieces

Universidad Carlos III

2 de Abril 2021 – EN

Universidad Carlos III ??? 2004-2015 Client: ???? ??? A collection of radiant rooms explore the connections between the environment, a material conglomerate —concrete, projected cork and