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All accountants to register with BICA

By Esther Amogelang Speaking at Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) corporate workshop on Monday at Gaborone International Convention Centre, Mr Duncan Majinda said his role as a CEO is to put in place strategies that will ensure that BICA becomes the qualification of choice in Botswana. Some of the goals the institution has put […]

Practice 2.0: Dear Architecture school, please tell us it is ok to do this…

It seems as though a week doesn’t go by these days without someone asking me if I miss design… Two and a half years ago I made the decision to leave the traditional path, and cross over to the dark side. I became a consultant (cut to dark stormy clouds and lightning). A technology consultant nonetheless… As […]

Educating an Architect and the tradition of end of year student exhibition

Last week Friday 13th marked a very important day in the calendar of the University of Botswana’s architectural degree training school. The UB’s Department of Architecture and Planning hosted a well attended public student exhibition, the second of its kind and was official opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), […]

Project Jouberton. A Collaboration by Nottingham University and Education Africa

  Introduction What do you remember of your second year of your Architecture degree? For some it must be relief at having made the step up from the first year. For others it is the excitement of the renewed challenge that a degree in architecture can present with every passing project. For William Gowland, and […]

An Architecture School Experience

Nothing can really prepare you for architecture school.  It’s a time of pain, confusion, tiredness, and frustration, and yet many architects would say it was some of the best few years of their life – I would be one of those people.  You are put through 5 years of grueling tutorials, pin-ups, presentations, and reviews […]

How to become an ‘Architect’, internationally and in Botswana

To become an ‘Architect’ in most industrialized nations is a protected process. Most countries have protected the use of title ‘Architect’ but mostly not the function or role of what an architect does. Therefore one has to undergo through an education programme, approved by an authorized body. In the UK, the Architects Registration Board (ARB) […]

China Homelife Fair 2016




The Architects’ Registration Council will conduct workshops to, apprise the public, create awareness and educate the public on the requirements of the Act and the mandate of the Council as stipulated in the Architects’ Registration Act.

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GROPIUS HOUSE / Architect: Walter Gropius / Location: Lincoln, MA, USA / Completion: 1938

Gropius House


The home Walter Gropius built for his family soon after moving from to the US from Germany had a dramatic impact on American architecture. Its detailing keeps strongly to the principles of the Bauhaus, which Gropius had founded and directed in Germany, exploiting simple, well-designed but mass-produced fittings for steel wall lights, chromed banisters etc., as well as in the structure of the house (glass block walls complementing the wooden frame and New England clapboarding).

Boidus Quotes-‘what they say..’

"Modern architects – scum of the earth. It doesn’t matter what you ask them to design, they still come up with something that looks like an old dustbin with a bicycle sticking out of the top."