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Casa Tamarindo is a vernacular research & design house focused on crafting a regenerative biocentric future.


Itamar Lilienthal (Ita)

BFA NYU,  MArch Bartlett UCL

Itamar Lilienthal (Ita) is a interdisciplinary artist, biodesigner, author, architect, inventor, & craftman currently living in London. Before starting Casa Tamarindo he received a BFA in Studio Art from New York University. He then spent several years working at numerous places including  Otherlab and Mycoworks were his visions for the future became solidified.  He has been invited to lecture  at the Royal College of Art & Technologia de Monterrery among others. 

He recently completed his MArch in Bio-Integrated Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture where he focused on integrating the use of advanced environmental simulation software into design and fabrication of  procedural architectural and bio-design workflows.

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Invited to give a lecture on sustainble design at Royal College of Art, London, UK

Invited to be guest tutor for Technologia de Monterrey Industrial Design Program


Invited to give lecture at Escuela Libre de Architectura, Tijuana, on Fog Harvesting within the California context.


Publication of first book "EARTH to San Diego"

Selected as one of the residents for SPACE10 residency on sustainable water futures


Swish Projects, San Diego (solo show) 


basileIE Gallery, San Diego (solo show)

Pannikin, San Diego (solo show)

The Music Box, San Diego (group show)

Hayes Burger Gallery, San Diego (solo show)

Previous partners:

  • Patagonia

  • SPACE10

  • San Diego Design Week

  • BMW Foundation

  • California Seaweed Festival

  • tulengua

  • Raveena 

  • A Reason to Survive

  • Technologia de Monterrey


Made in
Las Californias

Las Californias spans the State of California in the U.S. and the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. It is home to the most crossed land border in the world, where two mega-cities (San Diego and Tijuana) exist side by side, making it the second-largest trans-border conurbation in the Americas. While they may only be a 15-minute drive apart, these two cities mirror each other in dramatically different ways.

Not only is this region rich in biodiversity due to two climatic pressure systems converging, but it's also a meeting place where two rich cultures overlap. We celebrate this unique space through the work we do and the partnerships we create. Our goal is to create a bridge between the Global North and Global South through art, sustainable design, and heartfelt collaboration.  

Las Californias
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