Architecture is thought of in terms of strength, stability and fortitude. But an exhibit on now at Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine shows us how delicate, beautiful and intricate a building can be.
The incredible exhibit, which incorporates wall-wide hand-cut paper designs as well as laser-cut sculpture cities and collage dreamworlds, is stunning in its combination of simplicity and complexity, and, well, flammability.
These constructions by the likes of Ingrid Siliakus, Peter Callesen, Béatrice Coron, Stéphanie Beck and Mathilde Nivet show us that strength lies not only in stability, but also in ingenuity, flexibility and patience.
5€-8€ (Free on 1st Sunday of the month)
Through 17 March 2013
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Métro: M6, M9 to Trocadéro