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Opulent “Cloud City” Constructed Entirely Out of Paper

Paper landscape called "Cloud City"

The Makerie Studio worked in collaboration with photographer Luke Kirwan to create “Cloud City,” an alluring landscape inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan architecture. Three egg-shaped palaces seemingly float in mid-air—connected only by ladders—and give the viewer a bird’s-eye-view into the opulent locales. Gilded rails, tiered fountains, and gold lattices are fashioned entirely out of cut paper, but with the moody lighting and incredible craftsmanship, they fool the eye into thinking these structures might just be real.

Cloud City structure

cloud city ceiling

cloud city ceiling

Cloud City look into window

Cloud city ceiling detail

Cloud city structure

Cloud city ceiling detail

Cloud City ceiling detail

Full Cloud city landscape

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