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AIA Announces Housing Award Winners; Brutalism Considered

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute of Architects has selected ten winners for its 2012 Housing Awards. The Pierre residence (above), designed by Olsen Kundig Architects, was selected in the "One and Two Family Custom Residence" category. The stunning San Juan Islands home was built from concrete and steel between two massive boulders. [AIA]

EVERYWHERE—Brutalism, that most unloved of all midcentury architectural styles, faces demolition much more frequently than its contemporaries. With that in mind, William Menking considers the future of Brutalist buildings in an editorial for The Architect's Newspaper. [Arch Paper]