Whichever side of YouTube you spend your time on, whether it’s the beauty vloggers and makeup gurus or travelers that stoke your wanderlust, it’s always a pleasant surprise to stumble on a channel worth your while. Our recent great discovery is local content creator Llyan Oliver Austria’s channel. His impressive knowledge of architecture coupled with his sense of humor will have you smashing that Subscribe button on both of his channels.
All about architecture, for students and non-students
Austria’s first YouTube channel, Llyan Austria, already has 391k subscribers as of writing. A quick look through his ‘About’ page says he’s an architect, a creator, a skater, and a musician (the last two he assures us aren’t exactly his strong suit). His videos cover mini informative lessons on architecture, his own experiences in the field, and various other tricks and tips. Even non-architecture students (like me) will learn a thing or two from his vlogs.
Humor + education
What makes Austria’s channels entertaining even for people who aren’t studying architecture is that he explains things with ease and he sprinkles his monologues with memes and corny (sorry) jokes. Many have likened him to that cool college professor who makes you laugh even when the subject makes you want to cry. Humor has always been an effective tool for teaching and if bingeing Austria’s videos get you that architecture education you need, go ahead and watch! It’s much cheaper than paying for an P8,000 review center class.
He is a top notcher
His ‘Architect Reacts’ has got a million views
Austria has been posting on YouTube since 2017 but what really catapulted him to fame was his Pinoy Architect Reacts series on his second channel, Oliver Austria. Made for “random kalokohans and eberydae shenanigans,” Austria’s second channel already has 650k subscribers despite only being created in late 2019. His frustrating but entertaining review of Buknoy Glamurr’s house reached 1.9M views and his commentary on Lloyd Cadena’s house reached 4.4M views. Mind. Blown.
NGL, we binged his videos in one sitting
It’s totally fine to spend an hour of your day binge-watching his Pinoy Architect Reacts videos in one sitting! I know I did. There are currently five in total. Aside from the Lloyd Cadena and Buknoy video, Austria also made one on the JaMill’s house, CongTV’s Payamansyon, and Kryz Uy and Slater Young’s Skypod.
Look at how he’s charmed everyone on the internet
Review center: 7-8k php
Youtube: free pic.twitter.com/nEI5HnAz9w
— Aaron (@aieos) July 27, 2020
HAHAHHA PINAPANOOD KO SHA KAHIT DI AKO ARCHITECT???? (anrami ko na alam sa bahay lololol)
— Isa does, but she cannot even RN🙄 (@sisasaid) July 27, 2020
Luv Llyan Austria’s yt content! As a non-archi person, i find his videos so insightful + he explains everything in such a way that d viewer could immediately grasp. if ur bored & wanna learn something new esp related to architecture, i suggest u watch his architect reacts on yt!
— Effie (@epimere_) July 25, 2020
y’all future filo architects, watch Llyan Austria. I used to think of taking up architecture so I happen to stumble upon his yt channel and loved him immediately ajdjkf. He’s really amusing to watch + his vids are really educational and he delivers his lessons well. 😭✨ https://t.co/907ZoXsspA
— Yisizy Akiyama 🌻 (@yis_aki) July 28, 2020
Smart? Check. Sense of humor? Check. Can design an awesome house? Check. Are we looking at local YouTube’s next obsession?
He also has a knack for editing photos
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Antler Lagoon 🦌 Edit by me 🙌 OPs: Unsplash, Pexels . . . If nature puts a burden on a man by making him different, it also gives him power. 🔌 This edit is inspired by those large bison thingies seen in the movie “kong skull island”. 💀 . . . #photomanipulation #manipulationclan #enter_imagination #theimaged #spacewheel #ournaturedays #gooviral #killerselects #gramheist #gearednomad #moodygrams #gottolove_this #weekly_feature #ig_creative #livefolk #pr0ject_uno #eyecandy_collective #weeditit #creativegrammer #collabstream #berebel #mextures #artistfound #awesome_surreal #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #discoveredit #wrldcreators #buck
Okay, we might have stalked his Instagram profile too. Austria’s skills do not stop at architecture knowledge. If you’ve binged his videos already, you’d know that he has a lit intro (pun intended) and that he’s got his video editing skills down pat. His Instagram boasts beautiful and surreal edits that are, quite literally, out of this world.
Other YouTube channels with educational content
If Austria’s videos are your first encounter with the educational side of YouTube, you’d be pleased to know that there are more channels with similar goals. There are YouTube channels with videos that will teach you essential life skills such as minor home repairs, adulting, and managing finances. But there are also channels that produce educational content like TedEd videos, science experiments, and language learning.
Spending hours watching videos doesn’t have to be a mindless task. In the “new normal”, it looks like everyone will have to adapt to remote online learning. Watching educational content on YouTube might be a stepping stone to getting used to it.
What’s your favorite educational YouTube channel?