"A collection of illustrated paper cut-out models portraying brutalist architecture of Paris from late 1950s-1970s. The series features buildings scattered around the City of Paris` arrondissements, as well as the infamous "banlieues" built over newly incorporated suburbs which quickly became a playground for the HLM office (Habitation à Loyer Modéré) pioneering "rent-controlled" housing in Paris. The concrete blocks of Cité des 4000, round towers of Les Choux de Créteil, Cité Curial-Michelet - largest estate of Paris, and high-rise Orgues de Flandre towers, were to provide thousands of new homes for the rapidly growing population. Soon however, some of these urbanizations became affected with social problems and gained off-limits status. 1990s and 2000s brought renovation and demolition frenzy in France, and the spectacularly blown-up slabs of Cité des 4000 became a metaphor of the fall of urban dreams of functional concrete homes for middle and w

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