Daniel Siret is a researcher for the French Ministry of Culture and Communication at the Graduate School of Architecture of Nantes (CERMA laboratory, UMR 1563 “Ambiances Architecturales et Urbaines”). He holds a PhD in Architecture (1997), and an accreditation to supervise research (2010). His work deals with the ways in which sensorial dimensions are taken into account in the conceptions of the built environment, especially with regard to the architectural and urban expression of solar radiation. He is recognized for his work on the sun in architectural modernity, particularly on the theories of the architect Le Corbusier. He was in 2012 a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, where he began a research on William Atkinson, an American pioneer of the development of solar analysis in architecture and urban planning. He is also involved in the management of the International Ambiances Network, and he was, with Jean-Paul Thibaud, co-chair of the 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, held in Montreal in September 2012.
Many of his publications are available at:
Daniel Siret will be visiting CIRHUS from December 2013 to January 2014