NFT and metaversa technology and architecture

For many people, terms like NFT, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Metaverse are a distant galaxy. Modern technologies not only change our reality, but also create their own alternative worlds. Where is the architecture in all this? How will new technologies affect the architectural profession in the future? talk about it with Jedrzej Lewandowski from the studio Le 2 Workshop. He was one of the first Polish architects to propose his project as NFT.

Victor Bochenek: The house on the water can be purchased in the form of an irreplaceable token, ie NFT. What exactly is a person interested in buying?

Jędrzej Lewandowski: Man must understand his essence NFT. In general, NFT is an internet address as an impossible token – invariant virtual numeric value. The right to decide the fate of this value belongs only to the person who has this value key Introduction. We have a credit card for transactions in the real world, and we use it in NFT virtual pursethis allows us to encrypt virtual property. Someone who owns NFT has a piece of memory on the internet.

It is a property that has a representative function. People buy NFT to show that they have NFT. It is almost the same now ok luxurious. NFTs are always evolving. Their direction is such that they will represent diversity valuesincluding material. We often bring holiday souvenirs and decorate the house with them. Then, with their help, we can prove to our guests that we have been somewhere. This abbreviated analogy.

NFTs are based on Ethereum cryptocurrency technology. As the metaverse grows, the technology may become more widespread. Sony and Lego have also joined the race to create a virtual reality by investing in the Epic Games project.

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Victor Bochenek: What does this mean in the architectural context?

Jędrzej Lewandowski: This is an example of architecture House on the water. This is a pre-2008 project and has been featured in numerous publications around the world. It is unlikely that this project was actually built. You can now read about it on the Internet and in archive newspapers. Or visit me and look at the printed boards. NFT is your chance to get it design came to life. Maybe someone will buy a “virtual property” and place it on a real plot of land. We will be able to watch it through special glasses or the so-called phone Metaversie. Such real estate can be placed on the Internet, in the game or geolocation Use in real world and virtual space. You can visit it. Can be hired for a virtual meeting. You can also sell.

The cost of NFT problem contracted. We agree on what the sign represents. House on the water I act like a part. If someone decides to buy it at a specified price, they do not get the copyright, but they get the right to say that they are the first in the digital world. owner given object. This is currently the case, but the situation is developing. As an author, I can agree to the transfer of copyright to the new owner of the tokens. Today we are watching media interest in people and entities that own expensive NFTs. Because you can have a unique image monkeys For $ 250,000, you can become a digital owner model unique architecture $ 2 million.

Jędrzej Lewandowski was one of the first Polish architects to approve architectural design

Jędrzej Lewandowski was one of the first Polish architects to approve architectural design

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Victor Bochenek: How is NFT protected?

Jędrzej Lewandowski: In short, NFT belongs to a person who has a digital access key stored in a virtual wallet (for example, Metamask). Based on all technology technology blockchainwhich is used in the so-called market place (for example, OpenSea). Used to document history concluded operation. Thanks to this, it is known where and when such a project was created and who owns it. This eliminates the risk of recurrence of NFT and allows to prove its initial formation. It should be noted that right-clicking on the graph and clicking “Save Different” does not mean that you have NFT. In this way, we store a graphical representation of the NFT token on disk, but it does not become our property. To simplify, we can say that along with the graphics, the address is a value because it is original. They were created on the Internet at a certain place and at a certain time, and someone was busy documenting this fact. This is the digital equivalent Books forever. For example, graphics created by a computer that are not stored in the blockchain are just image files. We can create thousands of them, but it’s not NFT.

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