Dead Architects Society is a new collection of 1,000 NFTs paying homage to the greatest architects from history. The first collection of NFTs is called the 1000/2000 collection, and each NFT represents an architect from history who died before the year 2000.
The first 100 are to be released on Tue 22 Mar, 2022, and will be available to purchase on the DAS website for 0.01 ETH.
A whitelist is available giving people early access to the launch.
Each NFT gives the holder membership to the Dead Architects Society. Members get exclusive access to a members’ zone, as well as members only rewards such as priority access to upcoming drops.
The NFTs will be issued on the Ethereum blockchain and once minted will be tradeable on OpenSea.
The identities of the first 100 architects will be revealed once they are all minted. Buyers of NFTs will not know which architect they have got until the reveal, which will take place once the first 100 sell out.
The collection focuses on the Western architectural tradition but will aim to include architects from as many countries and styles as possible. Examples include Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Lina Bo Bardi, Mimar Sinan, Elizabeth Wilbraham, Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto and many other renowned names.
Facts about the first 100 architects
Earliest: Born in the early 15th century
Latest: Died at the end of the 20th century
Countries of birth: Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Sex distribution: Male 80%, Female 20%
Styles represented: 47 separate styles represented in the first 100, including modernist, international, beaux arts, neoclassical, renaissance, jacobethan, palladian, baroque, rococo, gothic, postmodern, prairie, and several other sub-styles and revival styles.