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...

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...

Ipad for architects

iPad for Architects: The Truth of a love/Hate relationship

December 2015. I was in a California Apple Store and I was in love. I bought the first generation of iPad Pro. We all know its fun and beautiful to use. But is it actually productive for architectural drawing and design? After 5 years, I...

Time management for architects

Architects! Simple Time Management To Empower You

https://youtu.be/3dS_gs7cHeM The architect’s work is never done.  Simply by saying that, architects will never get anything done. We sometimes get a bad reputation from all the sleepless nights and all nighters, stemmed from student days. Architects must juggle a number of tasks, drawings, meetings, coordination, projects,...

The Honest Truth for New Architects

The architecture industry is tough. It's hard to find a job, it's even harder to get a job, and it's the hardest to get a good job that you like. If I go back in time and could give some advice to myself when I...