first presented our findings: "Le Bioclimatique en Milieu Urbain Dense"
(Passive solar design in a dense urban setting), at a 1993 seminar
organised by the International Solar Energy Society, and ADEME, in
Sophia Antipolis, France.
were illustrated by a proposal for the Seine-Rive-Gauche neighborhood
in Paris, a railroad fallow land area to be developped.
Passive solar design in a dense urban setting
for Seine Rive Gauche in Paris (JL Msika)
place of a succession of mono-functional buildings, all of the same
height, and therefore denying each other access to winter sun, it is a
fluid, organic and evolutionary configuration, designed to receive
solar light and heat naturally.
superimposing the diverse and simultaneous urban functions
characterizing a living whole, and combining them organically, one can
optimize their relation to public space and sunshine, and create a
diversified urban environment on a human scale, with an effective
limitation of air pollution.
solar in a dense mixed-use setting will also definitely be a green
city, with urban parks and gardens,
tree lined avenues and streets, and stepped housing with conservatories
and private gardens on all floors.
district, 130 hectares of railroad fallow land,
were to be developed in Paris, in 1993 (JL Msika)