Architecture's golden team

By ABC ByDesign

Gallery of Modern Art, Architectus.

Last week Australia's most prestigious architecture prize - the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal - was awarded for the first time to a husband and wife team. The team is Kerry and Lindsay Clare, Kerry being only the second woman to receive the honour in the Gold Medal's 50-year history. The Clares came to prominence through their designs for sub-tropical, low-impact sustainable houses across Queensland, where they also designed Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art, GOMA.

24 March 2010



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