Architects of Change

By John Feffer, Huntington Post
December 20, 2011

More than a decade ago, I sat down with the head of the academy of architecture in Pyongyang. The school was housed in a large, drafty building in the center of North Korea’s capital. Students were building models out of cardboard and wood. A few were in front of state-of-the-art desktops using the computer-aided design software that had become indispensable to modern architects. But there was one element missing from the architecture program. North Korean builders paid virtually no attention to energy efficiency. More … 

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