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...

Climatically Driven Architecture in Dar Es Salaam

NIC Investment House in Dar Es Salaam is an awesome site, if you ever go and visit. I’m always influenced by designs that are climatically driven and this is very much so. I can’t find exactly when this was built, but I suspect it was...

African Vernacular

African Vernacular Architecture- Be Practical

There is a lot of talk about African Vernacular Architecture recently. Many people are saying there should be more of this in Africa and to not keep buildings western styles architecture in Africa. Some say, these new buildings are flawed, especially for the region. Vernacular...

Architect Russell in Dar Es Salaam

Architect Abroad: The Story of How I came to Tanzania

Ever since I started studying, I've always knew I wanted to work abroad and work as an architect abroad. However, being a registered or licensed architect, tied to a particular country makes this unsettling to say the least. So how did I end up in Tanzania?...

Working In Africa: Learn Quicker Than The West

After working in Tanzania for eight years, it is now on par with the the eight years I have worked in western countries. Honestly, I have learned more about designing and constructing buildings, while working in Africa,  than I did while working in the UK...

Maasai Indigenous Tribe and their Architecture

Maasai Indigenous Tribe and their African Architecture Maasai Indigenous Tribe and their Architecture at Ngorongoro Crater is a wonderful place to visit. So whats it like. Here's what you should know How the Maasai let you in their village? When you visit the Maasai Indigenous Tribe at Ngorongoro...

Evexia, Lusaka, Zambia Construction Update, December 2018

Evexia - Construction update for December 2018. Excavation done in Lusaka, Zambia Two Basement slabs   ✔️Ground Floor slab ✔️Construction update for Evexia, Two basements and Ground floor slab cast. Lusaka, ZambiaBringing beautiful architecture to a beautiful developing country Russell M. Henderson is a practicing RIBA Chartered Architect based in Tanzania,...