Reflections of a Seasoned Architect

As I find the reflections as a seasoned architect firmly planted in my mid-40s, I can't help but reflect on the journey that has led me to this point in my career as an architect. It's a journey filled with highs, lows, and unexpected turns,...

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...

Designs Trending in Architecture

7 Designs Trending in Architecture in 2023

Image Source: Pexels Welcome to a journey into the future of architectural design! In this article, we will explore the most cutting-edge and captivating architectural designs set to shape the year 2023. From innovative concepts to iconic structures, the world of architecture is poised for an...

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...

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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...