17 Sep Shades of Grey: Project Soane – A Sense of Scale
Four weeks ago I dragged my son Tom around a bunch of John Soane buildings in London, taking photos like a nutter. There are 3 churches, his tomb, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, his house in Lincolns Inn, and of course the Bank of England (what’s left of it) I didn’t get around to Pitzhanger Manor or the Chelsea Hospital Stables, but I did pick up some books which reference these and other project that are either outside London, have been demolished, or were never built.
All this, inspired by Project Soane. Look it up if you don’t know. I’m very excited to be contributing to this initiative which brings into the public realm ideas I have been banging on about for some time now. In particular the belief that the BIM pencil is an amazing tool with applications way beyond what we do in our day jobs: education, research, publications, history of architecture, history of civilisation, lots of stuff that we have been doing with ordinary pencils since before John Soane was born in a village near Reading, son of a bricklayer, destined to rise to dizzy heights in an age of revolutions.