architecture / culture

Charlottesville Boys & Girls Club

A facility for kids is so often confused with bold primary colors, a cacophony of visual clutter, and pattern making as adults impose their own vision of a childlike environment. But, this is not at all the case with the new Charlottesville Boys and Girls Club, designed by SMBW Architects. This is a masterful exercise in restraint, simplicity, and modern authenticity. The building design lifts children up to a level of maturity rather than panders to their youth by providing a neutral background upon which they may discover their own sense of self in an ordered, and well choreographed series of indoor and outdoor spaces filled with natural light.

Read all about it here.

photo: Ansel Olsen via SMBW Architects

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