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February 27, 2023

Melissa DelVecchio Speaks on Project Soane at NC State University

Melissa DelVecchio Speaks on Project Soane at NC State University

One of architecture history's greatest losses is the demolition of Sir John Soane’s Bank of England. Soane worked on the labyrinthine complex for 45 years from 1788 to 1833, designing dramatic spaces with neoclassical forms, natural light, and effects of scale. The bank’s interiors were demolished in the 1920s, living on through an incomplete set of documentation.

But what if architects today could virtually experience Soane’s sequences of spaces at the bank and the experiential quality of moving through them?

This question was the basis of Project Soane, a worldwide crowdsourced BIM reconstruction and rendering competition organized by RAMSA, HP, Autodesk, NVIDIA, CASE, CGarchitect, and Sir John Soane’s Museum and Foundation in 2015. Using Revit, participants around the world modeled four spaces in the bank.

Melissa DelVecchio, partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, will discuss the modeling and visualization tools used during the competition, the variety and creativity of the renderings produced, and possibilities for Project Soane’s future. Join us for the virtual presentation hosted by NC State University on February 27, 6:30PM EST.

To register and for more information, please visit the university website.

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