North Korea Vintage Architecture: Photo Essay by Raphael Olivier

This photo essay [by Raphael Olivier] aims to give a small insight into the beautifully preserved vintage socialist architecture of Pyongyang, one of the most isolated and unknown cities in the world.

Almost completely destroyed during the Korean War (1950 – 1953), Pyongyang raised from its ashes in the 1960’s and 70’s with the help of local architects and designers often trained in the Soviet Union, resulting in impressive structures marked by influences of constructivist, modernist, futurist and brutalist architectural styles.”

Here is a selection of Raphael Olivier’s photographs. View the whole essay here. And make sure to check out his stunning portfolio.

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Credit for all pictures: Raphael OlivierCC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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