Not all of our projects make it on to the webpage - and we at Counter Projects are far too guilty of not putting 'Works in Progress' on the news page! From now on we'll be trying a lot harder to keep you all abreast of the many different projects we are delighted to be working on.
Just having a quick play with the models for this interesting rendering competition: www.projectsoane.com
Sir John Soane
Sir John Soane (1753 –1837) was an English architect who specialized in the Neo-Classical style. The son of a bricklayer, he rose to the top of his profession, becoming professor of architecture at the Royal Academy and an official architect to the Office of Works. He received a knighthood in 1831.
On 16 October 1788 Soane was appointed architect and surveyor to the Bank of England, where his work would continue for the next 45 years. During his tenure, Soane rebuilt much of the bank, and vastly extended it.
Sir John Soane’s Bank of England
Sir John’s Soane’s contributions to the Bank of England were destroyed in the 1920s to make way for renovations, in what is considered by some architectural historians to be one of modern architectural history’s greatest losses.
Today, the memory of Soane’s Bank of England is revered by architects worldwide for its spectacular use of natural light and mesmerizing effects of scale.
To learn more about Sir John Soane and his Bank for England, please visit Sir John Soane’s Museum: www.soane.org