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KICC Kenya – Penis or Flower Inspired?

This article delves into the captivating history of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. From its inception in the 1960s to the distinctive architectural features that defined its identity, let's explore the details that made KICC Kenya a unique piece of the...

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Green Building Tips in East Africa

This following is a brief summery from a talk given by Russell M. Henderson on Green Building Tips in East Africa on 10th Jan 2024 for the Rotary Club Dar Es Salaam. Introduction: Thank you for having me today to discuss sustainability. I'm Russell, an architect with...

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WELL Tips for Office Design

In today's dynamic architectural landscape, the pursuit of sustainable and health-conscious design has become paramount. Enter the WELL Building Standard, a revolutionary framework that places human well-being at the heart of architectural endeavors. Tailored for architects and designers alike, the WELL Standard encompasses vital aspects...

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Architecture Design for Fire Safety

Fire safety is a paramount concern in architecture and building design. Ensuring that a structure is resistant to fire, complies with fire regulations, and provides safe evacuation routes in case of emergencies is essential to protecting lives and property. In this article, we will delve...

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Doctor Vs Architect

This blog features a chat between a professional Tanzanian Doctor based in Tanzania and a British Chartered Architect based in Tanzania. Both discussed the differences between a Doctor or Architect or Doctor Vs Architect.   Below are the ten questions given to them both to answer. 1. What...

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What is a Professional?

What is a professional? Each country usually has a professional registration board or license for professionals. Like doctors and lawyers, architects are professionals that go through lengthy and rigorous education, training, experience and interviews to qualify and register.     Professional requirements and quality can vary from country...

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Paint Types Used in Architecture

These are the five different paint types used in Architecture and interior design, with their advantages / disadvantages. Finally broken down simply. Stick around to the summery at the end which explains it in simplistic terms - its not rocket science.  Its all about  reflectiveness,...

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Sustainability & LEED

This articles is about sustainability and green buildings and LEED, which is a rating system used to rate green buildings.   Russell gives an overview of sustainability and LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) rating system including:   1. What is sustainability? 2. Why get a building sustainability rated or...

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The Broke Architect

Russell M. Henderson (Architect Russell) and Jason Boyle This is the eighth recorded episode of The Broke Architect Podcast brought to you by the Global Architect Alliance (GAA)  In this episode RIBA Nuclear Architect, Jason Boyle talk to Russell M. Henderson  also known as Architect Russell,...

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How to Design Buildings?

Designing a building can very complicated and long process. But it does not have to be. This article will teach you a process you can go thru to make designing a building more structured and simple, not just for the designers but for everyone working...

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Architect Work Experience in UK

Getting the right  architect work experience to become a registered architect can be difficult and there are a lot of challenges on the way. In this article you will learn from Russell's experience as he talks about working as an architect in the UK, leading...

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Sydney. Architect Experience in Australia

Architect Experience in Australia

This article is going to be about working as an architect experience in Australia. I'm going to talk about subjects like First impressions Arriving in Australia Finding a job in Australia, Work life and salary Visas Getting registered as an architect. Lessons learnt and advice Podcast: Video: First...

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Architect’s Life in Bangkok, Thailand

Moving away from home can have its challenges and is a life changing experience.  It's a tough decision and you can miss your friends and family. Especially and architect's life in Bangkok, Thailand.   Podcast: Video: In this episode, Russell talks about 1. How to get a job in Thailand 2....

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Who is Architect Russell?

Four different continents 🌎 A burning passion 🔥 And viral content 📷 Who really is Architect Russell? Russell Henderson is a British Chartered Architect who moved to Dar Es Salaam 10 years ago and never left. But this story is rather different. Russell is a content creator...

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Paje Beach Zanzibar

Paje Beach. One of the best places to stay in Zanzibar. In this article, I'll be trying to make it all the way round to Jambo Disco at Paje Beach Zanzibar. -Hotel and Price -The legendary Paje Village. And is there really no ATM available there? -Then trying...

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Maasai Indigenous Tribe and their Architecture

Maasai Indigenous Tribe and their African Architecture Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater lies a vibrant tapestry of culture and tradition—the Maasai Indigenous Tribe. Visiting their village is not just a sightseeing experience but an opportunity to delve into centuries-old customs and witness a...

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National Park In Tanzania African Safari

National Park In Tanzania African Safari In this article National Park in Tanzania African Safari you will find out: -Is going to a National Park in Tanzania African Safari  really a one-in-a-lifetime experience? -How much is an African safari at a National Park in Tanzania ? -How many different...

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What is BIM? (Quick, simply explained)

What Is BIM In Architecture?(Quick, simply explained) Architects don’t really use CAD any more in architecture, unless you are a Dinosaur. So what is BIM? Instead they use Building Information Modelling (BIM).  So what is BIM? Well its (kind of) a type of software used to model...

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Top 25 Best Tik Toks 2020

Top 25 Best Tik Toks Viral Vertical Vids from Architect Russell Here are Architect Russell most popular short videos 2020 on TikTok. Top 25 Best Tik Toks in no particular order really. All videos is in high definition so better quality than on Tik Tok. I would...

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Thailand’s Most Incredible Temple

Thailand's Most Incredible Temple - Pattaya Thailand Sanctuary Of Truth This is the Sanctuary of Truth Pattaya. It was used in the series Money Heist Thailand Scene. It is Thailand's Most Incredible Temple. The 105m tall building is locally carved from timber. Find out who envisioned this...

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The Hilton Hotel DoubleTree Nungwi Zanzibar Review

The Hilton Hotel DoubleTree Nungwi Zanzibar Island - Full Review Review of The Hilton Hotel by DoubleTree in Nungwi Zanzibar Island. Zanzibar, Tanzania is one of the most beatiful Islands in Africa. [caption id="attachment_1159" align="alignnone" width="1060"] Hilton Hotel by Double Tree, from above at Nungwi Beach[/caption] So I...

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Swahili Food Near Me, Tanzania

Swahili Food Near Me Street Food Safari Africa Tanzania Tanzania, a land of vibrant culture and diverse traditions, offers a culinary adventure unlike any other. From the bustling streets of Dar Es Salaam to the tranquil shores of Zanzibar, every corner of this East African nation...

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Guilin Yangshuo River Cruise

Guilin Yangshuo River Cruise The River and area and Cruise around Guilin and Yangshuo is renowned throughout China, if not the whole world, for its hundreds of misty limestone mountains scattered around the countryside. The beautiful scenery here is a common subject of Chinese paintings as...

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Evexia Construction Update, April 2019, Lusaka City, Zambia

Bringing beautiful architecture to a beautiful developing country. Drone footage from Evexia office building, a new project currently under construction in Lusaka Zambia 2019 April. Two Basement slabs ✔️ Ground Floor slab ✔️ Level 1 slab ✔️ Level 2 slab ✔️ Level 3 slab ✔️ 🔴 Subscribe for more content like this: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrrussellmhenderson?sub_confirmation=1 ✅...

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Tianzifang French Concession Shanghai

Tianzifang French Concession Shanghai Tianzifang is in the French Concession area of Shanghai. It consists of arty, hip alleyways and streets, shops, restaurants, bars, design studios, craft shops and street food. The word Tianzifang or Tian Zifang comes from the earliest recorded painter in...

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Skyscraper Tour Shanghai

Skyscraper Tour Shanghai After flying a drone at Shanghai Bund this vlog gives a skyscraper tour of Shanghai City. Mega skyscrapers include the Shanghai Tower (2nd tallest in the world and No.1 highest viewing deck), Shanghai World Financial ...

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Lusaka City 2019 by Drone

Lusaka City 2019 by Drone Drone footage from my recent visit to Lusaka, Zambia in Africa. Includes areas along Cairo Road and around the Sunshare Building. 🔴 Subscribe for more content like this: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrrussel...

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Jollibee Champ Vs Big Mac Philippines

Jollibee Champ Vs Big Mac Philippines. In Davao, Philippines I walked around exploring while waiting to get  glasses from the opticians.  For evening nightlife we checked out a live band bar/ restaurant in Roxas area in Davao City, Philippines, which was a fantastic place to eat,...

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Magpupungko Beach, Siargao

Magpupungko Beach, Siargao and rock formation. Despite many rocks, this top attraction is a beautiful day out in Siargao, but dont expect a secret lagoon, if you go in the afternoon its a bit crowded. Vid includes 4K drone footage in General Luna and Magpupungko...

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Evexia Construction starts in Lusaka

Evexia Construction starts in Lusaka Construction begins on Evexia - a new high end commercial building in Lusaka, for Estim Construction. Predicted the 1st LEED Gold building in Zambia, in south-central Africa. The building has 5 floors using green technology, solar shading and its contemporary design will...

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