Photos from the interior and exterior of the Ripon Chapel, situated in Oxfordshire. Design by Niall McLaughlin architects. Photos by Dennis Gilbert.
In the interior space the columns meet to form a filigree vault, allowing light from the clerestory to wash through the chapel. Its central feature is a lectern, emphasising the educational function of the space. From the exterior Its elliptical form presents an uncompromising and ‘proper’ architecture at ease with the majestic presence of surrounding mature trees.
Its delicate arboreal structure wrapped in an armature of stone, Ripon Collegeʼs new chapel is a subtle synthesis of nature and the sacred. (via ar)