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...

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 and Film

Architecture In Film: When Buildings Steal the Show

Ever noticed how in some films, it's not just the characters that leave a lasting impression, but the very spaces they inhabit? We're diving deep into the world of architecture in film, exploring iconic films that prove that sometimes, the backdrop can be the star....

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...

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...

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,...

Sketch of a conceptual design of a building with site analysis

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...