Paper Cloud is a striking site-specific installation realized by Studio 3A on the occasion of this year’s Festival des Architectures Vives. The installation is composed of about 2,000 pieces of plastic laminated paper rings assembled without any bolts or glue but simply by slotting them into each other.
This phenomenal environment is filled with light and shadow by reflecting various colours in different times. Visitors are responding to these sequential changes through the tactile sense. Their bodies are therefore linked to the space and become part of the installation.
This simply assembled monochromatic paper structure contrasts with the massiveness of the stone pavement and walls in the courtyard. However, once stepping inside the installation, this cloud-like structure merges with light and its existence seems to disappear like bubbles.
Another stunning project of this year’s Festival des Architectures Vives was the Immersion installation by Lucia Martinez Pluchino and Raquel Duran Puente, which filled with red balloons a hidden courtyard in Montpellier.
all images courtesy of Studio 3A