Photographer Captures Socialist Architecture Of North Korea In Pastel Aesthetic

Monument to Party Founding, Axis 1

Cristiano Bianchi

In ‘Model City Pyongyang’, published by Thames & Hudson, Cristiano Bianchi and Kristina Drapic offer the reader an immersion in the heart of the capital of North Korea, to discover its “socialist architecture” and its “grand visions”. Through its buildings, the two Italian architects based in Beijing reveal a city with a strange atmosphere and beauty, between its concrete, its pastel tones, its axes and its symmetry. Continue reading »

Entertainment, North Korean Style: The New Natural History Museum In Pyongyang


Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

This photo gallery offers you a glimpse of some of the North Korean capital’s attractions, such as the natural history museum that was recently opened to the public. The construction of the new natural history museum reportedly began in 2014 along with a number of other projects, such as high-rise apartments, an equestrian center and a massive water park.

The museum was built as part of Pyongyang’s existing zoo. Continue reading »