North Korea, also known as the Hermit Kingdom is the most isolated country in the world. Ironically, in a Godless country, the only God is their beloved leader Kim Jong Un. As part of a project with the Koryo Tour group, an architect working in North Korea was asked to design buildings suitable for sustainable tourism with no constraints on cost or possibilities. The aim was to tap into the creative spirit of those living and working in the DPRK. Here are 7 out of the 13 images. For more, visit CNN’s official website – A North Korean vision of the future [ 2014 ]
A futuristic silk cooperative that aims to bring together workers of the countryside has plenty of space for wind turbines and helicopter landing pads. The style depicts a traditional Korean hand wheel which is used for weaving. Image copyright: Kroyo Tours
A riverside guesthouse designed by North Korean architects called “The Bird’s Nest.” Many of the illustrations bear resemblance to old Korean structures. The base of this building is designed with this in mind and aims to use timber sourced from the surrounding woods. Image copyright: Kroyo Tours
VICE on HBO Season One: The Hermit Kingdom
VICE makes history on a trip to North Korea to play hoops and meet with supreme leader Kim Jong-un. With NBA great Dennis Rodman and a trio of Harlem Globetrotters in tow, VICE traveled to the capital of Pyongyang for a tour of the city, a basketball clinic, an exhibition game, and a first-ever meeting between the leader and an American delegation.