Graduated from Ensci-Les Ateliers in Paris(Industrial design) in 2009
Research designer for Citedu design Saint-Etienne since 2010
Teaching at Ensad, Paris (2012-2017)
Projects related to how we can use natural flows(water, wind, light) in the public space since 2010
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.I n 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 on 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.
Aero-Seine has been implemented as part of the redesign of Blanchard street in the 20th district in Paris in July 2019. The final roadworks will be complete in 2020, including a durable clear road surface, road markings playground, a fountain, trees and grass plots).
This playful project has an innovative quality and technical solution that in an unexpected way draws our attention to the global issue of water scarcity.