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KICC Building Kenya

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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