Model of the Heliodome’s Bioclimatic Architecture
After ten years of research inspired by the principles of sundials on how volumes may be generated by the annual and daily path of the sun, the patent for the Heliodome was filed in January 2001 and issued in April 2003 .
Many awards were collected during these years of development :
After the completion of numerous models of various dimentions, the building permit for the first full-sized, solar architecture in Cosswiller (Bas-Rhin) was ontained in March 2005.
The laying of the first foundation stone of the Heliodome
The foundation stone was laid in June 2006 and, after completion of the pioneering engineering studies (field studies, load distribution, design structures, structural work plans, etc..)
Construction of the prototype of this first bioclimatic Heliodome house began in September 2008.
The have used various building materials in the construction of this solar house :
Building site of the first Solar House Heliodome
This first prototype Heliodome has ancillary equipment for increased comfort:
The character of Heliodome’s bioclimatic architecture is strengthened by the addition of a retrieval system for rainwater and a Canadian well.
Thanks to media interest, many visitors motivated by their interest in the ecological habitat came, sometimes from far away, to visit the prototype of the Heliodome, then still under construction.
Today, the surprise and enthusiasm of the visitors confirm that the principles of sundials had not lied.
This reinforces our commitment to work in partnership with consulting firms on other variants derived from the principles of the solar architecture of the Heliodome to meet various expectations.
Currently other projects are being designed at the request of owners located in Alsace, Switzerland and Austria.