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Celebrity couple’s house wins in World Architecture Awards

By KH디지털2
  • Published : Apr 20, 2016 - 14:53
  • Updated : Apr 20, 2016 - 17:03
Korean celebrity couple Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young’s house in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, was recognized in the 22nd World Architecture Awards, the World Architecture Community announced Tuesday.

The couple’s Sincheon-ri House was built by Kwak Hee-soo, principal of IDMM Architects, in December 2013, upon the couple’s request for a serene shelter from their hectic routines, explained IDMM.

Couple Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young’s Sincheon-ri House in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province. (IDMM Architects)

The World Architecture Awards, held three times a year since 2008, are divided into three competition categories: Realized Award, Designed Award and Student Award. In each category, honorary members and previous winners select 10 winners, and community members select five winners.

The Sincheon-ri House was in the Realized Award category. It was selected by both the honorary judges and community members.

The awards are given to projects considered to have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.

By Jung Eun-jin (jej2403@heraldcorp.com)