Concrete as you’ve never seen it before

In the mid-20th century, architects influenced by the Bauhaus movement adopted concrete as a signature building material for their designs. Today, preservation of the resulting Brutalist buildings often stokes controversy because the bland fortified look of many of these buildings is out of style with many modern-day policy makers and planners. In North Korea the modern use of concrete is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, resulting in very decorative fanciful designs, as seen in this photo essay.

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Why North Korea's capital is the 'perfect science fiction film set'

By Steffy Chung

CNN

August 14, 2016

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