Studio Idaë

Aéro-Seine, soon in Paris 20e

Aéro-Seine, soon in Paris 20e

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.

Aéro-Seine is being implemented as part of the redesign of Blanchard street in the 20th district in Paris, in collaboration with the engineering office OGI, the City of Paris services (DPE, DVD, Eau de Paris, Pavillon de l’Arsenal) and the 20e district services. FAIRE DESIGN 2018 award.


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.

Finalist of Prix COAL 2017 and awarded FAIRE DESIGN 2018, Isabelle Daëron works in collaboration with two designers: Pauline Avrillon, product designer graduated from École Boulle and Floriane Roué, interior designer graduated from Ensad.

Studio Idaë operates in three main areas of activity acting in synergy: urban design, set design, and research. It cooperates with various public institutions (Cité du design de Saint-Étienne, CAUE Rhône-Alpes, Domaine de Chamarande, Centre Pompidou, etc.), private companies (Hermès, Leroy Merlin, Orange, Suez environnement, Lesieur, etc.), municipalities (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: a fountain for the City of Rennes, the project Aéro-Seine, a cooling point for the City of Paris, as well as new window display for Hermès International and Hermès Japan.

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