Dar es Salaam vs Nairobi: Settling the Score

Time to settle the score between these two city face-offs: Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. [caption id="attachment_4689" align="aligncenter" width="1100"] Dar Es Salaam[/caption] From the soaring skyscrapers to the rhythm of the streets, we'll dive deep into the architectural wonders, the vibrant people, and the pulse of daily...

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...

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...

Ponte City – The Urban Slum

Dar Es Salaam (Heaven of Peace), Tanzania

Working in Tanzania as an Architect

  This article will give you an idea of what its like working in Tanzania. I am an architect but this could be for anyone interesting working in Africa. Starting from how I got a job in Tanzania. Arriving in Tanzania. First impressions working here. What's it...

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...

An Architect & TikTok Content Creator – Russell M. Henderson

Episode Description Russell M. Henderson (RIBA Chartered Architect and Tiktok content creator, Dar Es Salaam City, Tanzania). Russell currently have over 300 000 Followers on Tiktok and 8,5 million likes. Visit his profile here    Mustafa Sherif from Urbanistica asked him the following questions :   - What kind of...

Rammed earth mud house

Mud House Visit – What I learned

Today I went to visit a Mud House on the outskirts of Dar Es Salaam. But why are people fascinated with building made of mud? Well, probably because they are actually a lot better and stronger than what people actually believe. A mud house with...

International Architects working abroad

  Have you ever wondered what the experience is like for International Architect working abroad? Join me to hang out with TikTok’s #1 international Architect Russell M. Henderson who became a RIBA Chartered Architect in 2008 and packed his bags to work in Tanzania, East Africa and...

Melia Zanzibar The Level Full Review

So I just checked into the Melia Hotel on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. And I'm lucky enough to stay at The Level, which is the exclusive part the Melia Hotel. But is it really worth the money? And is it really exclusive? So I'm...