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Beautiful Bishop Edward King Chapel Contains a Forest of Wood Arches Within

Posted By Lori Zimmer On June 20, 2013 @ 5:18 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Sustainable Building,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

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Niall McLaughlin Architects [3] used sand-colored stone to create the criss-crossing pattern on the façade of the Bishop Edward King Chapel. The façade emulates the hue of the trees surrounding the property and coincides with the historic limestone featured in other buildings on the campus. The chapel is mostly day-lit [5] thanks to a row of windows that span the wooden roof enclosure, and the perimeter of the chapel is shaped like an ellipse.

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Timber dominates the interior of the church [6] – particularly in the form of beautiful arches that stretch to the ceiling, drawing a comparison with the trees outside.The tree-like arches delineate an ambulatory in the middle of the chapel with a latticework of wood, creating an intimate space around the altar in the center. The columns, which break off into three branches each, cast shadows throughout the day as daylight filters in from the elevated windows.

Niall McLaughlin Architects [3]’ design was chosen in a RIBA competition [7] to design a new chapel for the site.

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Via Dezeen [8]


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[3] Niall McLaughlin Architects: http://www.niallmclaughlin.com/projects/bishop-edward-king-chapel-oxford/

[4] archways made from sustainable timber: http://inhabitat.com/modular-wooden-tree-of-life-chapel-features-slatted-walls-for-inspring-light-and-storage/

[5] chapel is mostly day-lit: http://inhabitat.com/fatmaisons-translucent-revival-sunset-chapel-enlivens-a-forest-clearing-in-central-africa/

[6] Timber dominates the interior of the church: http://inhabitat.com/rio-roca-ranch-chapel-is-an-ethereal-wooden-church-filled-with-air-and-light/rio-roca-chapel-maurice-jennings-architect-12/

[7] RIBA competition: http://inhabitat.com/1800-year-old-chedworth-roman-villa-wins-2013-riba-architecture-award/

[8] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/19/bishop-edward-king-chapel-by-niall-mclaughlin-architects/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dezeen+%28Dezeenfeed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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