Javier García-Germán


Javier García-Germán is Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSAM (since 2007), where he is director of the Energy and Sustainability module in the Master’s Degree in Collective Housing and director of Ecological Urbanism module in the Master in City Sciences. He studied architecture at the ETSAM (Honors), the Oxford School of Architecture, and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (MDes’04), where he was Fulbright Scholar. He received his Ph.D. in architecture in ETSAM (2014). In 2005 he founded TAAs —totem arquitectos asociados— an award-winning practice based in Madrid which explores the connections between the geosphere, architecture and users. In addition García-Germán has authored several articles in international periodicals (Bauwelt, 2G, Quaderns, Arquitectos, etc) and authored and edited several books on energy and architecture, among others Thermodynamic Interactions (2016 ACTAR), De lo Mecánico a lo Termodinámico (2010 Gustavo Gili) and Contextos 2008. Hacia un Nuevo Entorno Energético (2008 UCJC).