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Casa Tamarindo is a vernacular research & design house focused on creating futuristic vernacular crafts from synthetic waste and biomaterials.

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Itamar Lilienthal (Ita)


Itamar Lilienthal (Ita) is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, author, bio-architect, inventor, researcher and teacher currently living in London. Before starting Casa Tamarindo he received a BFA in Studio Art from New York University and then worked at Otherlab and Mycoworks.  

He is currently pursuing a MArch in Bio-Integrated Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. 

Past collaborators:
Kelsey Bair, Kaidan Pascua, Ariana Velasquez, Adela Bonilla,
Patagonia, San Diego Design Week, A Reason to Survive, Raveena, Space10.

Las Californias

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.  

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