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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

The design works with two simple ideas: one a hallow in the ground where people can meet, the second, the uplifting spirit of a ship-like timber structure rising to the sun. From these oppositions, the architect has woven a space that seems to envelop the occupant in gentle, defuse light.

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RIBA National Award winners 2013

RIBA International Award winners 2013

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