Pyongyang Sallim

Pyongyang Sallim


Seoul, South Korea




2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism


DDP, Seoul, S. Korea


Dongwoo Yim, Calvin Chua

Organized by

Seoul Design Foundation


Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna, Jungmin Kim, Hyesoo Oh, Jae Hoon Jang, Kahyun Kim, Kyuyeon Park, Denise Lee, Gabi Quek, Sam Tang

​Photos by Kyungsub Shin


Atira Ariffin, Cristiano Bianchi, Kristina Drapic, Eddo Hartmann, Jungon Kim, Yunoh Kim, Hyun Chul Kim, Yantao Wang, Sihui Ren

Catalog Design

Jung Min Kim, Denise Lee

North Korea Items

Choson Exchange, AA Visiting School Pyongyang, Koryo Tour, Jean Lee (AP)

Furniture Manufacturer

Huihejiaju (CN)

Wallpaper Supplier

Xing Hong Ye (CN)

Tiles Supplier

Oprahn Ceramics (CN)

Curtain Supplier

Rome International (CN)


Pyongyang Salim focuses on an apartment constructed at a time of change and shows how daily life has changed for Pyongyang residents in many ways. Although this new style of apartment is not representative of the lifestyles of all Pyongyang residents, it can serve as a good example that suggests what the future direction of urban development could be in Pyongyang. By displaying a recreation of an apartment built in Pyongyang, the exhibit focuses on the idea that, in addition to being the habitations for people, residential designs can reflect various complex aspects of life, such as culture, customs, and symbols. The model house consists of five spaces including an entrance hall, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a bedroom space. Each space is displayed together with authentic goods and articles brought from North Korea. In the model house, visitors can directly experience a three-dimensional recreation of the life of Pyongyang residents.



서울시 성동구 광나루로4길 13

13 Gwangnaruro 4Gil

Seoul, S.Korea [04054]



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