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A brand new six-part Amazon sequence referred to as NFTMe explores how NFTs rose to prominence.
“The capability to digitally authenticate virtually the whole lot, and the potential of monetizing in methods no person may even think about earlier than. These are a number of the ways in which Amazon’s new documentary sequence NFTMe introduces nonfungible tokens (NFTs). The present options artists, collectors, and business professionals the world over sharing their experiences with NFTs and the way the merger between artwork and know-how has positively affected their day by day lives. In six 30-minute episodes, NFTMe introduces 50 pioneers within the NFT area from 4 continents, together with American singer Susaye Greene of The Supremes; Queen Diambi Kabatusuila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Refik Anadol, a digital artist for SpaceX and NASA; Peter Rafelson, a music producer for Madonna; and Cheryl Douglas of Portion, who launched NFT collections for the Black-Eyed Peas.” [H/T CoinTelegraph]
The winsome New York townhouse that impressed Great City is being demolished.
“One Monday in late November, preservationists, politicians, and neighbors gathered on Manhattan’s tiny Homosexual Road to protest the demolition of a virtually 200-year-old home. The place in query, 14 Homosexual Road, is one in every of six winsome however precarious early Nineteenth-century buildings on Homosexual and Christopher Streets that have been owned for many years by Celeste Martin, who died in late 2018. So town took over her holdings, promoting 14 Homosexual Road and its siblings for about $9 million to a purchaser who flipped them final April to Lionel Nazarian, a 37-year-old developer, for about $12 million. Since then, Mr. Nazarian has finished basis work that has destabilized 14 Homosexual Road and imperiled its neighbors, so town has ordered its demolition, a gradual, laborious course of that started simply earlier than Thanksgiving.” [H/T The New York Times]
The tallest mass timber constructing in Denver is scheduled to interrupt floor subsequent 12 months.
“Denver structure workplace Tres Birds introduced town’s tallest mass timber constructing will break floor in July 2023. The 12-story constructing, named “Return to Type,” will probably be positioned within the River North Arts District. Its structural system makes use of mass timber, a brand new know-how that makes use of timber from sustainably managed forests. By way of steady planting and accountable harvesting, these forests have gotten a supply of renewable and low-impact constructing supplies. The mass timber construction consists of wooden panels which can be glued and laminated collectively. This supplies power, stability, and hearth resistance.” [H/T ArchDaily]
Snøhetta is ending up a clubhouse in a farm-oriented neighborhood in Hong Kong.
“Snøhetta is nearing completion on a trio of clubhouse designs set within the densely populated heart of Hong Kong’s Pavilia Farm residential growth in Tai Wai. As an area for social interplay and shared experiences, the mission serves residents of Pavilia with a significant piece of communal infrastructure whereas additionally offering city farming capabilities and a contemplative connection to nature in a hyper-urban surroundings.” [H/T Archinect]
Aurelien Chen transforms a former Chinese language miners’ canteen right into a cultural heart.
“Aurelien Chen has remodeled a former miners’ canteen in Handan right into a multipurpose cultural heart that includes interventions that reply to the constructing’s communist heritage. The canteen was constructed within the Seventies to serve employees on the Jinxing coal mine in China’s Hebei Province. It’s surrounded by workplace buildings relationship again to 1912 constructed by German architects and that includes a distinctly Western aesthetic. The federal government engaged China State Development Engineering Company to supervise the positioning’s sustainable renovation, with Chen requested to move up the design group. Probably the most vital interventions is a flower-shaped, multipurpose furnishings factor on the heart of the principle corridor.” [H/T Dezeen]
Zaha Hadid Architects designs 27 tents to help refugees throughout the Center East.
“Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has designed 27 tents to serve and help refugee and displaced communities in Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. A three way partnership partnership between the Schooling Above All (EAA) Basis and ZHA, the newly donated tents will function colleges, clinics, and emergency shelters. The weather-proof, modular constructions are designed to be simply moved and re-assembled, incorporating parts that can be upcycled or recycled for sustainability.” [H/T Designboom]
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