north korean interiors oliver wainwright

North Korean Fairyland Shot by Oliver Wainwright

Guardian design and architecture critic Oliver Wainwright delivers his album of travel pictures after a summer trip in Pyongyang, North Korea and it’s quite different from the idea that we have of this city, overhung by a depressing atmosphere.

Overflowing with ice cream pastel hues, the interiors are characterized by a ruthless symmetry and kitschy decoration. The Auditorium of the National Theatre and May Day Stadium are some of public buildings that have been recently renovated with Soviet-era fittings into candy-colored fairyland, easily getting confused with Wes Anderson stage sets!

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

north korean interiors oliver wainwright

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