Studio Idaë

Aéro-Seine #2

Urban design

Aéro-Seine #2

The project Aéro-Seine deals with the temperature increase in urban space. Dense cities, with many impervious surfaces, and non vegetated, will be more and more faced with the heat island effect.
In Paris, for instance, the daily middle temperatures are already around 2 to 3°C up to the rest of the region? This can reach up 10°C in the summer.

Therefore the City of Paris has a specificity that may be an effective reponse to that issue : the non-drinkable water network. By the 19th century, Paris had set up a network for non-drinkable water to be used for watering public gardens and cleaning the streets. This system draws water from the main river, Seine. The water then goes to three water plants where it is just filtered no treated chemically. What is interesting with this water system is that it enables to provide a cheaper and less energy consuming than drinkable water.

Aéro-Seine is a cooling point for public spaces that cool the ambient air thanks to evaporation of water thanks to a porous material. In period of strong heat or heatwaves, municipal cleaning agents may open the valve of this device. Once open, the water rises in a small tank and then passes through a grid. The water then spreads on a porous surface and evaporates, providing cooling ambient air.

The device has been complemented by floor markings designed with children living in the neighbourhood.

A team of researchers (Water department of the City of Paris) have done some temperature measurements during two summers.

Project implemented as part of the redesign of Blanchard street in the 20th district in Paris.

Studio Idaë (Isabelle Daëron, Pauline Avrillon), Engineering office OGI (Philippe Carton, Laurent Straboni, Julien Obry),
with the participation of City of Paris services (DPE, DVD, DEVE, Eau de Paris), 20e arrondissement City hall and researchers of DPE.

FAIRE design 2018 award.
Client: City of Paris / Pavillon de l'Arsenal


Home office: 17 rue Dombasle 75015 Paris
Workshop: 70 rue Jean Bleuzen 92170 Vanves

Designer and research designer, graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers and Esad in Reims, Isabelle Daëron designs scenarios connecting natural ressources and habitability. Her multifaceted approach focus on the fields of product design, urban design and set design. Her projects put into perspective the importance of environmental issues and their scope of application (flows, mobility, public space).

Some of her works, gathered under the « Topiques » — Topique-eau, a rainwater harvester ; Topique-ciel, a sky mirror using rainwater ; Topique-feuilles, a leaves collector —received several awards: Lille design prize (2012), Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris (2013) and Audi Talents awards (2015). Isabelle Daëron’s work has been shown in France — Biennale internationale design in Saint-Étienne, D’Days in Paris and in the exhibition «Conversation(s) » at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris — and abroad — for the International Craft Design exhibition in Taipei, Grand-Hornu, CCA Kitakyushu in Japon, among others.

Awarded FAIRE DESIGN 2018 and MONDES NOUVEAUX in 2021, Isabelle Daëron has founded Studio Idaë whose activity operates in three main areas of activity acting in synergy: urban design, set design, and research.

Pauline Avrillon, product designer graduated from École Boulle joined the studio in 2017, and works on urban design projects. Jonathan Roditi, product designer graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015 and ENSAD in 2021, and Angèle Fourteau, product designer graduated from ECAL in 2017 joined the team in 2023.

Studio Idaë cooperates with various public institutions (Cité du design de Saint-Étienne, CAUE Rhône-Alpes, Domaine de Chamarande, Centre Pompidou, etc.), private companies (Hermès, Maif, Leroy Merlin, Balsan, Laorus, Suez environnement, etc.), municipalities (City of Paris, City of Rennes, City of Saint-Galmier, City of Le Rheu, etc.) as well as manufacturers (Cristal Saint-Louis).

Today, the team is dedicated to three main projects: objects related to water in Celtic mythology for the Maison du Littoral in Ploumanac’h, the design of urban developments, as well as the development of new shop windows for Hermès International and Hermès Japon.

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