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 University Graduate School of Design, 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 climate, architecture and users. In addition García-Germán has authored several articles in international periodicals and edited several books on energy and architecture, among others Thermodynamic Interactions (2016, ACTAR, which received an award in the XIII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial), De lo Mecánico a lo Termodinámico (2010, Gustavo Gili) and Contextos 2008. Hacia un Nuevo Entorno Energético (2008, UCJC).