We created this website with the aim of introducing some of Christchurch’s heritage buildings in a way that encourages playful learning.
It’s for locals as much as it’s for visitors to Otautahi. We want to invite people to take a closer look at the city’s architecture - to look around to see what’s around them with fresh eyes.
The design and concept for Archichips has been guided by our interest in engaging a new generation of audiences to our heritage buildings and how they connect to the story of the wider city, both past and present. We believe our ‘chips’ provide a whimsical entryway for learning.
The external links we’ve included to already existing online resources for each of the buildings are an important feature of the website as it creates a pathway to a more in-depth learning.
We’re planning to grow the selection of buildings/sites overtime and we’re also working on additional website features.
We’re so excited you’re here and we hope you’ll keep returning to see this project develop.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! You can contact us via our contact page or keep in touch through our Facebook page.
The Archichips team consists of three creatives currently based in New Zealand and France with a shared interest in tech, collaboration and learning through play.
Airi is a Christchurch local who has a background in Fine Arts and Arts History with experience in the arts and tourism industries. Through Archichips, she is looking forward to contributing to people's experience of the changing city by offering a new platform for sharing knowledge of heritage buildings.
Vianney first started creating websites in 2007. Since then he has worked as a Project Manager for five
years in Singapore, China and France in the electronic department of Decathlon. He brings to Archichips his
international experience in managing product development, built on strong working relationships and
Running and doing anything music related in his personal time keeps Vianney a balanced human being.
With a passion for illustration and storytelling, Sarah brings five years experience working in digital
communication agencies in Paris. Check
out her portfolio full of designs for the web, video animation and brand identity work.
“Collecting things, working on a series, creating patterns and noticing details in architecture are some of my passions. That’s why I’m so happy to collaborate in the development of Archichips.”