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Paper Haussmann Buildings Capture the Charming Details of Parisian Architecture

Paper Buildings Haussmann Camille Ortoli

Paris-based “paper designer” Camille Ortoli creates intricate installations that capture the chic side of paper-crafting. In addition to haute couture commissions and other commercial work, Ortoli also focuses on personal projects, including her stunning series of paper Haussmann buildings.

Each splendid model features the characteristic elements of this architectural style: distinctive mansard roofs, decorative reliefs and molding, and rows of windows with exquisitely-crafted balconies. Though they measure only a few feet tall, the paper buildings are rendered in extraordinary detail, showcasing both Ortoli’s architectural knowledge and paper-cutting prowess.

Named after Georges-Eugène Haussmann—the public figure responsible for Paris’ major renovation in the 19th century—Haussmann buildings are found all over the French capital, where Barcelona-born Ortoli now lives and works. In addition to these edifices, Ortoli also finds inspiration in other Parisian sites, from its public art to its pretty side streets.

You can see more of Ortoli’s delicate designs on her Instagram.

“Paper designer” Camille Ortoli creates charming installations inspired by Paris’ iconic Haussmann architecture.

Paper Buildings Haussmann Camille Ortoli

The paper buildings are rendered in an extraordinary amount of detail.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Camille Ortoli.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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