Aliyah Nur Zafirah Sanusi

Aliyah Nur Zafirah Sanusi
International Islamic University Malaysia | iium · Department of Architecture (ARCH)

PhD in Energy and Sustainable Development (U.K)

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Publications (45)
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When Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020, it had affected many job sectors’ working norms. Employment and employability rate were also hugely affected from this outbreak. The movement control order demands new normal working environment, where people had to work from home (WFH). Inevitably, some still have to work from office (WFO) and sometimes, work...
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An architect’s dream is often regarded as an engineer’s nightmare, especially when dealing with architecture that requires challenging amalgamation of structure and sculpture. Often, the so-called parametric design could only be realised when the designer uses high-end computer aided design software. Nevertheless, with critical algorithmic explorat...
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In the curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Architectural Design subjects are the main subjects, which are supported by other theory subjects. The Architectural Education pedagogy was programmed with integration of the Architectural Design subjects with the theory subjects at all level. However, the current situation of Covi...
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Malaysia is one of the marine biological diverse countries. The marine ecosystem covers highly diverse habitats of coral reefs, with a record of 612 coral species, equivalent to 77% of known coral species worldwide. Marine Park Islands (MPIs) in Peninsular Malaysia are famous marine tourism destinations for local and international tourists. Tourism...
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Throughout the study duration of an architect-to-be, undertaking research has been one of the essential methods of students' architectural knowledge seeking. Architectural schools all around the globe necessitate research competency as part of the graduation requirement both for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The importance of research an...
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Beginning from the year 2020, covid-19 pandemic has imposed on the abrupt necessity to change the teaching pedagogy-from face-to-face to online method-upon architectural schools, worldwide. The main challenge for academicians is to maintain the quality of architecture education, and ultimately its expected learning outcomes amongst undergraduate ar...
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This paper aims to report factual findings on the National Architecture Identity of Malaysia from the perspective of Ar. Hajeedar Abdul Majid. For almost 42 years, Ar. Hajeedar and his associates have been actively upbringing Malaysia's now booming architecture industry. The research is conducted through a descriptive analysis of an extensive inter...
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Malay traditional art and craftmanship hold cultural heritage values of the Malay Archipelago. Examples of the art are carvings, jewellery, batik, pottery, handicrafts and many more. The most forgotten art is Malay traditional wood carving. The art is on the verge of extinction because few skills carvers survived, and young generations have no inte...
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This chapter enquires the potentials of bamboo as building materials and evaluates the strategies of using bamboo based on case studies of existing bamboo buildings throughout the tropical regions of Southeast Asia. Bamboo is well known to be a versatile material for the building industry, yet its usage in building construction is very limited that...
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Before the pandemic, residents in the Klang Valley tend to prioritize indoor living space to outdoor. This study analyzed the importance of outdoor green space in residential buildings. It consists of two objectives; to identify the type of home pocket gardens used and to evaluate the significant impact of home pocket gardens on the quality of life...
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This This chapter enquires the potentials of bamboo as building materials and evaluates the strategies of using bamboo based on case studies of existing bamboo buildings throughout the tropical regions of Southeast Asia. Bamboo is well known to be a versatile material for the building industry, yet its usage in building construction is very limited...
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This study evaluates the effective Daylighting design strategies of Colonial Mosques in Malaysia. There are two objectives, and the first objective is to examine the Daylighting performance of the main prayer hall of three Colonial Mosques in Malaysia. The second objective is to identify effective Daylighting design strategies from the Colonial Mos...
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This study aims to investigate the daylight performance of Colonial Mosques in Malaysia. The first objective of this study is to identify passive daylighting strategies from the colonial mosques. The second objective of this study is to evaluate the daylight performance of the colonial mosques. The research methodology consisted of table research,...
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Higher learning institutions are where knowledge of many different disciplines of educational programs is concentrated and disseminated to students. Besides gaining knowledge in the tertiary education system, students are engaging in diverse social, economic, and cultural activities. Students have minimal exposure to outdoor learning activities in...
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Purpose The paper aims to investigate and evaluate the impacts of the voids combination as a passive design feature on wind-driven ventilation performance in high-rise residential building units. It proposes a series of building models and thereon indoor ventilation performance and outlining why and how these building models designed with architect...
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Traditional Malay architecture symbolizes the manifestation of Malaysia's indigenous cultural heritage throughout centuries. Unfortunately, many elements of the architecture are depleting fast, due to improper maintenance, and the demise of Malay woodcarver artisans. Studies have shown that the issue of non-existence of cultural meanings in contemp...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate the impacts of introducing voids combinations on natural ventilation performance in high-rise residential building living unit. Design/methodology/approach This study was carried out through field measurement and computational fluid dynamics methods. The parameters of the study are void types and sizes, and a...
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The Ministry of Housing and Local Government Malaysia (MHLG) commits to provide enough houses for Malaysian residents (2020). Meanwhile, most Malaysians prefer to have landed property partly because landed houses usually have a portion of vacant land either at the front yard, sideway, or backyard. At least seven (7) types of landed houses are avail...
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Mosque architecture in Malaysia has been classified into three different styles: vernacular, colonial, and modern. This paper focused on evaluating the passive design strategies adopted in colonial style mosques. In general, colonial building styles were built from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. This style was brought in by the Europea...
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The blended learning, nowadays widely referred to as B-Learning, has emerged as one of the most popular pedagogical concepts and the most significant development of the 21 st century. Scholars regard B-Learning as a combination of a wide variety of instructional models, teaching methodologies, teaching techniques and e-learning processes to develop...
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The term "Go Green" is a widely used term having a wide variety of meanings depending on who uses it. Going green may be perceived in three simple steps "conserve energy, reduce pollution and save money" in our day to day chorus. More you achieve them, more you are going green. It may also be the way of life in which individuals are conscious of ho...
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Energy consumption and quality of indoor environment are the main challenges for multi-story residential buildings in tropical climates. MSRB users rely heavily on mechanical ventilation systems due to local climate conditions. Various studies revealed that natural ventilation can enhance thermal comfort indoor air quality and energy efficiency in...
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From the Malaysian Independence Day until present time, new school buildings in Malaysia were built according to the standard design of the Malaysia government Public Works Department. These schools, known as National School, have been found to be thermally uncomfortable by previous researchers. This study is intended to evaluate thermal comfort pe...
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Ever since the first establishment of the public school (primary and secondary school) in Malaysia, the building design for most of the schools is almost the same until now. Public school for primary and secondary education is based on a standard layout designed by the Malaysian Public Works Department. Evolution of varieties education system emplo...
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Ever since the first establishment of the public school (primary and secondary school) in Malaysia, the building design for most of the schools is almost the same until now. Public school for primary and secondary education is based on a standard layout designed by the Malaysian Public Works Department. Evolution of varieties education system emplo...
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Architectural education is considered unique in the sense that it is built on the principle of learning by doing, and associated with apprenticeship, where knowledge dissemination and skill development requires face to face interaction between learners and teachers. Hence, attempts at changing the established method would require thorough investiga...
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Environmental education is one of the solutions to sustainability. Besides having students learning in a healthier environment, it is an environmental awareness and education (EE) for the next generation. The objective of the paper is to analyse existing eco/green school program and facilities in Malaysia and neighbouring countries. The research an...
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Study on the conditions of existing paediatric oncology ward exist in Malaysia towards enhancing the caregiver spaces with affordable design intervention
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This paper focuses on Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) for architectural heritage restoration as an alternative technique to visually restore the ruined rear house of Rumah Datuk Setia, Kuala Kangsar, Perak. The research consists of the development of Virtual Heritage (VH) based on the architectural heritage information of the ruined rear house, such...
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This paper focuses on Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) for architectural heritage restoration as an alternative technique to visually restore the ruined rear house of Rumah Datuk Setia, Kuala Kangsar, Perak. The research consists of the development of Virtual Heritage (VH) based on the architectural heritage information of the ruined rear house, such...
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The study is intended to evaluate the comfort level of learning environment in three naturally ventilated colonial schools in Malaysia through the voice of students aged between 13 and 17. This study focuses on the influence of the colonial school classrooms physical environment towards the students’ comfort and behaviour. The research has two obje...
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This research explores the application of Augmented Reality (AR) in architecture education, specifically focusing on students’ understanding of steel architectural construction. The research has the following objectives: to reconstruct virtual 3D construction steel details with AR application, to analyze students’ feedback on their explorative lear...
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The success of every housing area is determined by its user satisfaction level, living there. The quality of the house, its spaces within the unit, housing neighbourhood and green open space can directly influence the quality of life. Limitation of space following high land cost in an urban area, evaluation of the housing environment as a whole inc...
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This chapter presents an extended exploration of the performance of low-energy earth–air heat exchanger (EAHE) cooling in hot and humid Malaysia from the published work of Sanusi (2013). The increasing demand of air-conditioning for cooling purposes motivates this investigation in search for better cooling alternatives. The passive technology, wher...
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The implementation of the earth-air pipe heat exchanger (EAPHE) system as a passive cooling technology for both residential and commercial buildings in the hot humid climate of Malaysia is relatively new. To date, this technology has not been implemented in Malaysia, although it is proven in many studies particularly in drier climates, that it has...
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This study analysed the feasibility of introducing environmental analysis software called ECOTECT to 1st and final year Part 1 Architecture students in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The study evaluates the students’ response and perception towards the software after completing the environmental analysis assignment, as well a...
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This paper presents an investigation of Earth Pipe Cooling Technology, conducted in a university campus in Malaysia. It was intended to seek for a passive cooling alternative to air-conditioning. The technology, where the ground was used as a heat sink to produce cooler air, has not been investigated systematically in hot and humid countries. In th...

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