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...

sunken living rm

Sunken Living Rooms – Is This Right For You?

Sunken living rooms – a statement space that draws its fair share of controversy, dividing homeowners between those that love and hate it. Opinions aside, this fun home feature first became popular during the 60s and 70s, aiming to give more intimate spaces for social...

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...

Dar Es Salaam Tanzania Cost of Living

You're probably thinking, this is Africa, right? It's cheap. But you might be surprised if I told you that it can be quite expensive living in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania.  Especially if you buy stuff imported. Dar Es Salaam has changed in the last eight years....

Twiga Brewery First Craft Beer in Tanzania

In this article you will learn how beer is made in 7 steps at Twiga Brewery. The first Craft Brewery in Tanzania. From the mill machine, to the glass. And stick around to read the final honest taste review...

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...

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...

Concrete is a Sustainable Material !! 😈

There has been a lot of talk lately about sustainability in the construction industry and if concrete is not sustainable material and that wood should be used more. There is a misconception with concrete. People say its used because its cheap. That is not really...