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De Montfort University Architecture Students Design for Historic Malta

It’s that time of year again and our group of MArch Architecture students working with the Digital Building Heritage Group have completed their designs for their adaptive re-use projects in Malta which they visited for a week in January 2016. … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Digital Heritage Cinema at Greyfriars THI Launch

The Digital Building Heritage Group (DBHG) had their AHRC funded show-stand and a pop-up “digital heritage cinema” at the launch event on Thursday 14th May 2015 for the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) in Leicester, held in the covered courtyard of the Boot … Continue reading

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Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative

After a lot of hard work and collaboration the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative £1.5M  five year heritage led regeneration programme, jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Leicester City Council starts on the 14th May 2015 with a … Continue reading

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Traditional Drawing – Reconstructing Leicester’s Medieval Newarke

It’s always rewarding to collaborate with talented professionals and the Digital Building Heritage Group is fortunate to be working with the renowned and widely published historical visualizer and designer John H. Cook. John uses traditional pencil drawing and pen and … Continue reading

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Digital Building Heritage Group to work with Leicester City Council in successful £1.1M HLF Townscape Heritage Initiative Award

We were delighted with the news that Leicester City Council’s (LCC’s) bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major £1.1M Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) grant for the Greyfriars area of the city has been successful in its first … Continue reading

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Isaac Barradale and No.3 Greyfriars

Modelling parts of cities we often come across interesting architectural connections. This is a good example, it’s St. George’s Chambers at No.3 Greyfriars in Leicester, which was originally the offices of Isaac Barradale FRIBA (1845-1892) a leading architect in the … Continue reading

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3D Fly-Through of the Greyfriars Area of Leicester

Further work is being carried out by the DBHG on the 3D model of the historic Greyfriars area of Leicester. The first pass model is complete with all the major structures within the defined zone having their overall geometry resolved … Continue reading

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King Richard III – Its not just old bones – it’s Historic Urban Regeneration

As many throughout the UK now know our colleagues at the University of Leicester have discovered the remains of King Richard III, on a site in central Leicester called Greyfriars, named after the medieval monastic settlement that occupied it. The … Continue reading

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Large Scale 3D Digital Visualisation – what we did over the summer

So what has the Digital Building Heritage group been doing over the summer? While the students have been away the DBH has been pressing on at full speed with new animations of a wide area of the De Montfort University … Continue reading

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