Eco-friendly architecture is now becoming a priority to almost many of the architects and designers worldwide. One of the architects that join with the whole world in designing structures with saving the earth in mind is the Philippon-Kalt Architects, whom had designed the first building for social housing in Paris that has solar panels.
“The agency Philippon-Kalt just delivered, opposite the station Barbès, the first building of social housing in Paris with a facade solar panels. Seventeen social housing units for lower income have been created in a very constrained environment with a willingness to implement innovative environmental techniques. The facade shows its solar panels on the Boulevard de la Chapelle, and capturing solar gain free to provide 40% of domestic hot water needs. A control system to verify the system performance of solar water heating. Robin Sun sensors, in the absence of technical advice, were the subject of a notice of the specific area of operation. Double skin, double use, solar panels reflect the image a powerful instrument panel, atypical in the scope of protection of historic monuments. It preserves the privacy of passengers’ views of dwellings from the Skytrain and offers private balconies protected from the noise of the Boulevard de la Chapelle by forming trellis acoustic masks. “