IDEAS Conference | 27 April 2016

Raphaël MENARD will be the speaker of the next IDEAS Conference, entitled "Territoires à 1 Watt". It will take place on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 12:30 pm in the IDEAS space (LE 0 10).

Finding the way back into energy self-sufficiency. The end of a 200-year parenthesis of stock. Building this new global convergence, sum of a myriad of networked local autonomies. So what is the perimeter likely to balance energy demand and local collection of renewable energy flows? What is the right value, the level line of a “topography of our energy densities” which could distinguish potentially autonomous territories?

Architect and engineer, Raphaël Ménard is the founder of Elioth. Under his direction, this multidisciplinary team manages innovative and high-value-added design projects (light structures, façades, integration of energy and climatic issues into architectural and urban design). Since 2011, Raphaël is also director of the future-oriented urban planning division of Egis and co-director of its consulting-innovation-design branch.
Raphaël has developed several innovations in the field of renewable energies, such as the Solar Mountains, Wind-it, Cellter, Maxwell’s Demon or urban thermal cells. Since 2013, he is associate teacher and member of the scientific board of the DPEA Architecture Post-Carbone at Ecole d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires de Marne-la-Vallée. At the end of 2014, the structure “169-architecture”, dedicated to the architecture of renewable materials and to the urban planning of renewable energies, is created. 169 is the winner of the competition EDF Bas Carbone 2015 with the project “la Fabrique de la Renaissance” (with Obras and Elioth). In 2015, Raphaël is guest professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He teaches a Master studio entitled “2050 : sous le soleil exactement”.

The axis Integrated Design, Architecture and Sustainability (IDEAS) is a joint initiative of both the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) and Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) of the ENAC School at EPFL. It aims to address an increased integration of the various issues related to sustainable architecture within the framework of the Master Cycle in Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Doctoral program Architecture & Science of the city (EDAR).

A light lunch will be served during the presentation. For logistic aspects, participants are kindly requested to register via this link before Monday 25 April noon.