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RIBA winner Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford by Níall McLaughlin Architects.

Photo credits: Curtsey of Níall McLaughlin Architects.

One of the winners of this year’s RIBA awards is The Bishop Edward King Chapel, in Oxford, England, designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects. It was placed in the National South South East category.

The architect describes the mood of a lovely summer day spent on the site, with a breeze, light, air and the rustling of leaves as the qualities they tried to capture within the architecture

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APR

Galaxy of stars in a Zen garden: The Crescent house by Andrew Burns Architects.

The Crescent House occupies a position verging on art. It also act as a mediator suggesting to others, ordinary things that might merit aesthetic consideration. It frames a hedge, transforms sunlight into a galaxy of stars, and calms the tumult of an outside world. Read more

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APR

Spanish Architect Alberto Campo Baeza wins top award.

2007 Benetton Nursery Treviso, Venice, Italy.

The Spanish Architect, Alberto Campo Baeza, has been awarded this year’s Arnold W. Brunner memorial prize. The prize is handed down by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture as art. Read more

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APR

Clay from the earth? Stoke-on-Trent City Bus Station by Grimshaw.

The city of Stoke-on-Trent’s new bus station, designed by Grimshaw, will open officially next week. The result of a competition win in 2010, it promises to become a landmark for the city.

The building is conceived as a microcosm of the very landscape in which it is located seeking to perpetuate the idea of a common identity. Read more

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Tent city: Amman airport by Foster + Partners.

Aerial view. Photo credits: Foster +Partners.

Another superb airport designed by Foster + Partners in Amman, Jordan has just opened. The Queen Alia International Airport will propel Amman in to the international airport super league with capacity to grow at 6% for the next 25 years. Read more

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