Blog Pick :: Anarchitecture


 
Written by Alyce Packard, BID Candidate

Anarchitecture is an Austrian based blog related to architecture and architectural thinking. Although it is Austrian based, it is internationally focused and it's a resource for anyone that is interested or inspired by architecture. This blog is by Christoph Wassmann who lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Photo from www.an-architecture.com
"Guerrilla Wayfinding" is a network of DIY signs around town called Walk Your City. These signs show how much time, in minutes, it takes to get to a destination, a QR code, an arrow showing which direction the destination is, and a color code depending on the type of destination. They believe that "everyone should have the choice to be a pedestrian in their community. Walking is not scary but in some cities and places it can seem that way."

I think this is a great idea, especially in a place like Boston that’s crawling with students and tourists. It's a simple, creative, and clever idea that gets the community involved in helping each other.

Photo from www.an-architecture.com
Visit walk-yourcity.com to get involved!

Photo from www.an-architecture.com
This picture is part of the "Broken Houses" series by Ofra Lapid. This series is based on photographs of abandoned structures neglected by man and destroyed by nature. He finds the photos on the web and uses them to create small scale models.  Once the models are built, they are photographed with a gray background. I think this is a really original idea. It's taking something temporary and unique and preserving it in a productive and meaningful way. I find these pictures really cool and beautiful in their own weird way. These could never be re-created, the whole thing was unintentional.

Photo from ofralapid.com
This blog is filled with clever ideas and projects, check it out here!