Architect Design is Not Alone – Accepting the Power of We

Embarking on the journey of Architect design shaping monumental structures, architects often dream of crafting towering edifices, from 20-story buildings to expansive malls. However, the envisioned solo pursuit of these architectural endeavors, while initially enticing, conceals the intricate challenges that lie ahead. Architect Design in the...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Evexia – 1st Gold Sustainable Green Building in Zambia

Evexia is a 5 storey high end commercial office building in the heart of Lusaka, Zambia. This article will cover all aspects the architectural design for the 1st Gold Sustainable Green Building in Zambia   DESIGN BRIEF The brief was to design a high quality, functional and sustainable...

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

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,...