On June 14, the T.S Kim Architectural Fellowship Foundation (TSK Fellowship) and the Mokchon Kimjungsik Foundation announced Kim Daehyun (Co-Principal, Hogabang Architects) as the winner of the yearly TSK Traveling Fellowship. The TSK Fellowship programme provides opportunities for overseas travel to young architects under the age of 35 who have received architectural training in South Korea. 27 architects have been awarded from 1991 to the past year.
This year, a total of 14 applicants applied for the programme, and two screening sessions were conducted. In order to evaluate the characteristics of each applicant, each portfolio was reviewed in the first screening process. The screening was held at the TSKP studio in Hartfold, the United States and T.S. Kim, along with three other architects reviewing their works, selecting Lee Kwang-hoon, Min Jihee, Kim Dae-hyun as the final runners. The second screening, in which three applicants will announce their travel plans, was conducted at Mokchon Kimjungsik Foundation in Seoul on 30 May. The screening committee consisting of Choi Wook (Principal, ONE O ONE architects), Kim Chanjoong (Principal, THE_SYSTEM LAB), Kim Junggon (Professor, Konkuk University) scrutinized not only the travel plans but also the architectural thinking of each applicant through individual interviews.
Kim Daehyun, who was selected as the winner of the fellowship, said that he opened Hogabang Architects studio in 2018, and has worked on remodeling projects in office and commercial spaces as well as a number of newly built projects, refining his architectural language. His furniture design and exhibition-related works were also mentioned in the jury process.
Choi Wook praised his ‘sincere approach’ to a consistent architectural language in his beautiful works, while Kim Chanjoong evaluated the way that his works quietly resonate with a unique simplicity and seriousness. Kim Junggon mentioned the winner’s ability to incorporate his talents in the plans and details of his architecture.
The winner will be awarded USD 12,000 for travel expenditure. <by editorial team>