We invite to be part of the design process of this year’s installation. Platform https://tab.iheartblob.com created by iheartblob, the winner of TAB 2022 installation competition, allows users to take part to the design process of the “Fungible Non-Fungible Pavilion”. Only 165 blocks available.
iheartblob, rather than designing architecture elements themselves, have built a dedicated platform, a generative NFT tool in which individuals can design and “mint” – the process of creating and authenticating digital ownership – their own objects.
The platform will show an interactive 3D interface where users will have a maximum number of primitive objects such as cubes, triangles and more in different colors and shapes, that they can combine to design their very own block.
Under the design guidance of iheartblob, the built pavilion will be a combination of all of the user’s designed and minted blocks: each of them will be translated into constructable timber pieces.
To purchase their block, users will have to connect to their Tezos (XTZ) blockchain wallet:
“We chose the Tezos blockchain as it is very environment friendly and supports the cleanest NFT processes: just think that to mint one block it uses the equivalent energy needed to post one tweet. Tezos has also a great community of artists and creators and our team has built strong relationships within this network.”
— affirms Shaun McCallum, co-founder of iheartblob.
iheartblob is partnering with OBJKT.COM, the largest primary and secondary marketplace for Tezos NFTs and it has a reputation as a place for young and experimental artists to be able to showcase their work.
Users will own the digital block, their art piece, while physical blocks will not be owned by them. iheartblob wants to encourage future exchange and potential future developments of the Fungible Non-Fungible project.
The pavilion will be composed of unique parts each with different designers and owners, and ultimately reflective of a broader community demand and aesthetic sentiment.
The platform will be open until all blocks are minted, then construction will begin. The installation will be built in July and August 2022 in the lively pedestrian green area facing the Museum of Estonian Architecture and will open to the public during the TAB 2022 Opening Week on September 7th, 2022. The structure will remain in place until the next edition of the Biennale in 2024.
The pavilion will be the first ever blockchain-funded architecture initiative and will open to the public on September 7th, 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia.