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 »

Photo of the Day: Early Morning, Pyongyang

A portrait of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, decorates a building in the capital Pyongyang at dawn. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters) Click image to zoom.

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