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Smart Architectural Puzzle Archizo

CompanyArchizo Marta Nowacka
Lead DesignersMarta Nowacka
Design TeamMarta Nowacka, Lukasz Orzechowski
Project LocationPoland, Lodz City
Prize(s)Silver in Education / Teaching aids
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Entry Description

Archizo blocks is an educational jigsaw puzzle, which helps users to learn about the components of world-class architectural facades in the form of blocks made of colorful acrylic glass or ecological playwood. The Archizo blocks are in shape of the architectonical zones with drawn details of the represented object. Archizo blocks set becomes decorative object, ideal not just for viewing, but also for tactile experience. The recipient watches the item that he has previously put together. As a result, Archizo Blocks is engaging smart gadget with educational value and interior design element.


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.

Other Awards and Prizes

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.