Oliver Wainwright is a talented photographer, architecture and design critic for The Guardian, who currently based in London, UK. Oliver toured North Korea and documented the very special architecture and interiors of this very closed country. The images are a huge contrast from what we typically imagine the country to look like – namely, depressing buildings surrounded by a joyless atmosphere. Wainwright visited North Korea over the summer, he was stunned by the symmetry and color inside some the buildings he toured.

For more stunning photos of North Korean interiors, follow the Wainwright’s tumblr.