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Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired , Archizo Marta Nowacka | International Design Awards Winners
Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired , Archizo Marta Nowacka | International Design Awards Winners
Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired , Archizo Marta Nowacka | International Design Awards Winners
Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired , Archizo Marta Nowacka | International Design Awards Winners
Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired , Archizo Marta Nowacka | International Design Awards Winners
Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired , Archizo Marta Nowacka | International Design Awards Winners
Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired , Archizo Marta Nowacka | International Design Awards Winners

Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo for the blind and visually impaired

CompanyArchizo Marta Nowacka
Lead DesignersMarta Nowacka
Design TeamMarta Nowacka, Łukasz Orzechowski
Project LocationPoland, Lodz
Client education, disabled people
CreditsPhoto by: Archizo
Prize(s)Bronze in Education / Teaching aids
Project LinkView
Entry Description

Archizo Blocks for the blind and visually impaired is the 2nd release of Archizo Blocks. The new blocks also reflect building's facade. The details are depicted through the use of contrasting colours (yellow, blue) and convexity. The user assembles the object by himself thanks to a dedicated frame. He experiences architecture, learns its shapes, divisions, and gets to know the scale inaccessible to him. That's why the blocks fight against social exclusion of disabled people. Archizo rehabilitate – it recreate and develop perspective memory, hand-eye coordination, exercise small motor skills.

Bio

Archizo is a creator of the highly innovative architectural building blocks.
Archizo blocks was developed by Marta Nowacka - art historian, historic preservation officer, pedagogue and cultural manager. She was establishing an original curriculum of workshops in the field of architectural identity. She needed an teaching aid, but she could not buy it. In the end she designed Archizo blocks, because no such teaching aid existed previously that would allow to effectively convey knowledge about the history of architecture. The Archizo blocks were used to complete over 200 workshops.

Awards and Prize

In 2018 Archizo won the “Points for Łódź” Award for the best architectural teaching aid in the world.

In the same year Archizo was in final of the competition Młodzi w Łodzi – Mam pomysł na start-up [The Young in Łódź: I have an idea for a start-up]

Two years later in 2020 Archizo was awarded Bronze Prize in product design in competition Design that Educates Awards 2020

and received a distinction in the competition Must Have organized by the Lodz Design Festival.

In 2020, Archizo received the International Design Award - IDA 2020,
Silver - in the category - Education-Teaching Aids

PROJECT NAME - Archizo intelligent architectural puzzle