PROJECT SOANE

There is a separate site dedicated to Project Soane here: www.projectsoane.wordpress.com

Quick links to my posts about Project Soane, a crowd-sourced reconstruction of John Soane's Bank of England using BIM.  Please note that any extracts from Soane's original drawings are © Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.  You can visit the museum archive at the following link:

SOANE MUSEUM COLLECTION


Recent work on St Peter's Walworth


First weekend of modelling for the second of Soane's three London churches


Developing the model and putting it in Site Context. Enscape3d images.



The Board of Trade Building (corner of Downing Street)


First post about this fascinating late project of Soane's which, like the Bank of England, has been altered almost beyond recognition.

Improving on the Corinthian column family for the Board of Trade model


Reporting on a fairly well developed model





The original sequence of posts for the Modelling Competition in 2015


1  A SENSE OF SCALE
An introductory post, my pilgrimage to London, starting on the screen wall

2  CANOPY DOMES
Massing models of the banking halls, parametric pendentives

3  UP ON THE ROOF
Puzzling over an old photograph

4  ASK NOT WHAT PROJECT SOANE CAN DO
Encouraging more people to get involved

5  SOANE WAS HERE
Sun study, Soane's signature motifs, contributions received

6  THE CONTINUING SAGA
Banking Halls: the Colonial Office & Dividend Office roughed out.

7  STOCK OFFICE FIREPLACE
A challenge that was accepted.

8  BULL IN A CHINA SHOP
Tivoli Corner Details, including a bull's head

9  CECIL THE LION
Questionable attempt at a Lion's Head in Revit

10  SEQUENCING SOANE
Research into the History and sequencing of the Bank buildings

11  DOWN IN THE DUNGEONS
Looking at the cellars with their brick groin vaults

12  LOTHBURY
Fleshing out the Lothbury Screen Wall

13  WEEKEND BANKING
Corinthian capitals and the Threadneedle Street facade

14  WRAPPING THE BANK
A simplified phasing diagram, the Princes St façade, and coloured floor plans

15  LAST GASP     
More work on the cellars, plus some final touch-ups to the last 2 banking halls and Tivoli Corner

16  WHAT FAT LADY ?       
A postscript post, modelling the surrounding streets, and analysing the 5 banking halls

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17  THE WORM TURNS       
Reflections on the Bank as a hinge point of history.

18  MY MIND IS ELSEWHERE       
Linking to a post on Docs.Com

19  WAITING ROOM BLUES       
Making a start on the N.W. Extension: Waiting Room Court & Printing Court

20  RESIDENCE COURT       
Fleshing out the N.E. Extension: Residence Court & Consols Transfer Library

21  RENDERED SPEECHLESS       
Modelling and rendering an Argand Lamp from the Bank Stock Office

22  I SUBMIT (OR NOT)       
Reflection on completion of the Rendering Stage of Project Soane

23  RENDERED SPEECHLESS       
Modelling and rendering an Argand Lamp from the Bank Stock Office

24  FALLING BEHIND       
Further fleshing out of Lothbury Court

25  PROJECT SOANE RENDER GALLERY       
Terrific work done by many participants.  Visualisations based on the models we built in stage 1


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  2. Excellent work on the John Soane's Bank of England project. I'm currently studying the Bank of England for my thesis project. Is it possible for you to upload the model of the project in the forum. It'd be very helpful to me

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    1. Hi Adhavan

      Please send me an email via the contact widget and we will organise something for you

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