Asif Ali

Asif Ali
Aligarh Muslim University | AMU · Architecture Section

M. Arch. Ph. D (Architecture History and Theory)

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Introduction
Dr Asif Ali is Associate Professor of Architecture in the University Polytechnic of Aligarh Muslim University,India. He received his B.Arch. from Aligarh Muslim University with Honors in 1998. He did his M. Arch. from Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur, India. He completed his PhD from School of Housing, Building and Planning, University of Science, Malaysia (USM). Asif Ali's current interests include Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and Islamic Architecture in India.
Additional affiliations
May 2018 - present
Aligarh Muslim University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
May 2004 - May 2018
Aligarh Muslim University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Teaching various subjects to students of diploma in architecture and interior design students
March 2002 - May 2004
Jamia Millia Islamia
Position
  • Visiting Faculty
Description
  • • Taught various subjects to the students of Bachelor of Architecture
Education
February 2017 - August 2020
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Field of study
  • History theory and criticism
August 2010 - July 2012
July 1993 - July 1998
Aligarh Muslim University
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (36)
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Abstract The amalgamation of native Indians and Muslim immigrants eventuated in a prolific way in the realm of literature, art, music, technology and especially in architecture, which reached at its zenith during Mughal period. Akbar, the great Mughal, is greatly recognized for his syncretism and religious tolerance. With the power of his influenti...
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ABSTRACT This paper presents the summary of a recently completed dissertation by the author keeping in view the objectives viz. 1) to study and identify the essential elements of the mosque, their meanings and their functions, 2) to study the evolution of the mosque architecture in Delhi from early Islamic period to present time and 3) to identify...
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In the present time, scrupulous use of energy is a challenge for the world population. The natural resources of energy are depleting day by day and the present resources seem inadequate to fulfil the need of human beings in future. Global warming and depletion of fossil fuels pose the dual crisis for sustainability. The building sector, being a maj...
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The mosque is a place where Muslims gather five times a day to perform their prayers. Besides being a place of worship, the mosque has been used as a multifunctional space throughout the history of Islam in the Muslim world. The spread of Islam, from Medina in the Arabian Peninsula to various regions, raised the demand for a number of places for wo...
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This paper discusses the morphological analysis of domes in Islamic architecture of North India and investigates its stylistic development. With eight selected case studies from the early Islamic to late Mughal period in North India, from two capital cities of Muslim rule, the authors analyze the typology of domes on the basis of their geometry. Wi...
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The first mosque of Islam was built by the Prophet Mohammad (SAW) just after migrating from Mecca to Medina, was an austere, simple and humble building. As Islam spread from Arab to the rest of the world, it demanded the place of worship ubiquitously. Due to different climatic conditions, availability of materials and indigenous architecture of the...
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Purpose COVID 19 has had a profound effect on peoples’ activities and the use of public spaces. Before the COVID 19 pandemic urban parks, as healthy places, were of the most favorable places for urban citizens, but nowadays no vitality is found in urban parks due to the absence of people. The perceived risk seems to affect peoples’ decision-making...
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Problem statement: Several typological qualitative studies are reflecting stylistic similarity between Mughal architecture and Malaysian mosques based on the occurrence of Mughal features. However, these features were distorted in their forms and materials during their adaptation in Malaysian mosques being a different region, climate, and period th...
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چکیده بیان مسئله: تاکنون چندین پژوهش به لحاظ گونهشناسی به مسئلۀ شباهت میان سبک معماری دورۀ گورکانی و مساجد مالزی از طریق مشخصههای این دوره پرداخته ّ اند. اگرچه این مشخصهها از لحاظ شکل و مصالح در انطباق با مساجد مالزی به لحاظ اقلیم، منطقه و دوره زمانی متفاوت دچار تغییر شدهاند، اما همچنان بخشهایی از آن قابل تشخیص است. هدف پژوهش: این مقاله با رویکردی...
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Earliest mosques of Islam were austere and simple constructed with palm tree trunks and covered with palm leaves and mud. When Islam spread to different countries, ubiquitous need of places for worship was necessitated. The early mosque in any region were influenced with the indigenous architecture and later mingled with various styles. In medieval...
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The British architects during the colonial time had adopted and contributed to the Mughal architectural style in their building design in Malaya. A historical investigation has been analyzed for the role of the British architects integrating Mughal styles when working at the Public Works Department in British India and later in British Malaya durin...
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Space syntax is a human-focused approach tool that supports humans to identify the relationship between human activities and the spaces within a habited area. This paper mainly focuses on the space syntax that defined from the existing case study Spice Arena, Penang. Method of utilising information found from the resources like the internet and int...
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The objective of this study is to compare thermal surface performance on west façade of two multi-storey apartment buildings, between Arte S and Plaza Ivory located in Penang, Malaysia. The data was collected from a fieldwork survey during three consecutive sunny days in July from 12 pm to 7 pm in the evening at hourly interval. Fluke Ti20 was used...
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Since the ancient time, man had constructed domes as a roofing solution in the buildings. Ancient Romans and Persians utilized the full structural properties of arcuated system (structural system based on arches and domes). With the growth of Islam in Central Asia and Persia, Muslims adopted the arch and dome in the construction of their buildings...
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Shophouse is a famous building type in cities of Malaysia with its commercial usage on the ground floor and residence on the upper floor. The earliest shophouses were influenced by the indigenous Malay house style. Later, the styles were popular with the western influences due to the application of brick and plaster, construction technique and regu...
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This paper discusses a level of influence of colonial style to Indian Muslim monuments built in George Town, Penang during colonial time. George Town was the earliest British settlements in Malaysia as well as in South East Asia. From 1786 to 1957, this town functioned as a port city of British East India Company. A colonial era had influenced the...
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This paper analyses the town image and the mental mapping of the structured village at Gelugor, Penang, on five urban design elements, which are the path, edge, district, node, and landmark. Observation, data collection and fieldwork survey are the methods applied in the study. The study finds that Taman Tun Sardon and structural village in Gelugor...
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The study intends to understand and review the spatial organizations of a selected food bank and homeless shelter as representations of their respective typologies. The roles of these typologies, which heavily focus on providing support to the needy, is discussed at length. Methodology: The study is carried out by analyzing the space syntax of the...
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The study analyses the building space planning based on the level of permeability and wayfinding through the different types of users for the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, Malaysia. It is expected that various users may have the different level of permeability and wayfinding experience in the building. This study is executed by doing spac...
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A proper space planning influences efficient design and planning of public and private spaces. This paper analyses public and private space configuration in the Marina Barrage, Singapore. The aim of this study is to identify the level of permeability and way-finding in the case study. The study applies space syntax analysis illustrated in graphs on...
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This study focuses on the urban design element in Tanjung Dawai village in Kedah with reference to Kevin Lynch theory. In spite of the quasi-urban sprawl of Tanjung Dawai created by the residents, it remains unknown to the neighborhood community due to lack of information regarding urban development planning. Thus, the purpose of this study will de...
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خانه-مغــازه یکــی از انــواع معــروف ســازههای ســاختمانی در شــهرهای مالــزی اســت کــه در آن بهصــورت همزمــان از طبقــۀ همکــف اســتفاده تجــاری و از طبقــۀ بــاالی آن اســتفاده مســکونی میشــود. نخسـتین خانه-مغازههـا تحتتأثیـر سـبک خانههـای بومـی ماالیـی قـرار گرفتنـد. بعـد از آن، سـبکهایی کـه بـه تأثیـر از غـرب از آجـر، گـچ و تکنیکهـا و قواعـ...
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The glory of Indo-Islamic architecture has a long history, spanning from thirteenth century to mid of nineteenth century. With the amalgamation of ancient Indian, Persian and Timurid architecture, medieval India encompasses distinct features in comparison to contemporary world. The sculpturesque quality of Indian architecture mingled with openness...
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Due to prohibition of figurative representation in Islam, Arabic calligraphy has been a highest form of art on the surface of monuments. Before the advent of Islam, Arabic writings were not having well developed and definite styles, but revelation of Quran in Arabic opened new vistas for Arabic calligraphy. In the early decades of Islam, the Arabic...
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Earliest mosques of Islam were austere and simple characterized by hypostyle hall and courtyard. For years this typology remained an inspiration for the development of mosques in the Arab world. As Islam spread from Arab world to different regions, several forms of mosques were developed due to different climatic conditions, material available and...
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This study investigates the symbolic meanings of Mughal gardens along with their functional use as improviser of microclimate. A built environment in general is a reflection of culture and society in terms of its meaning and symbol. Outdoor spaces in historical buildings on one hand improve the microclimate of the site while on other hand they have...
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The archeological knowledge is extracted basically from investigations to reconstruct the events of history. Documentation and records of the archeological data is always a challenge for the archeologists, as the data may be from a small piece of artifact to a big city of the past. With the advancement of technology and use of computers, virtual ar...
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Modern knowledge assumes that the issues of sustainability and health are inseparable phenomenon. Multidisciplinary research conducted at different parts of the world concludes that sustainability has its direct bearing on the overall wellbeing of the society. From this point of view, the sustainability has an intertwined relationship with total he...
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Abstract—With the advancement of knowledge about the utility and impact of sustainability, its feasibility has been explored into different walks of life. Scientists, however; have established their knowledge in four areas viz environmental, economic, social and cultural, popularly termed as four pillars of sustainability. Aspects of environmental...
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The age of climate change is threatening the human welfare and their environment globally. The energy resources are depleting day by day. Being the large consumer of the energy resources, the contribution to the climate change is majorly by the building industry. Numerous researches and thoughts have been developed to find the solution by keeping i...
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Sustainable development is a major challenge globally and demand for energy efficient systems is increasing day by day. Several scholarly solutions have been explored throughout the world to solve the energy crisis. Construction industry, being a major consumer of energy, can contribute enough to resolve the problem. Environmental sustainability, b...
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Tughlaq dynasty can be chiefly characterized by more territorial expansion and appointments of Indians as ruling class. Due to rapid expansion of Delhi Sultanate and involvement of Indians in administration, Indo- Islamic architecture got an opportunity to flourish in a major region and developed a more indigenous style. Mongols occupation in the m...
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Mosque is a social and religious centre for the Muslims and it is a place of assembly for the Muslims five times a day. Being an essential structure of Muslim societies and being a place of worship, mosques have extraordinarily been outstanding examples of architectural beauty throughout. The first mosque built by prophet was austere, strictly func...
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In the recent scenario, Polymer concrete has been developed as an innovative architectural material due to its high performance as compare to conventional materials. Polymer concrete has many advantages over conventional Portland Cement Concrete, such as high mechanical properties, rapid hardening, durability, and resistant to chemical and biologic...

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The emerging interest in preserving historical monuments in the last few decades has motivated scholars to explore the composition of the materials used in the historical building. Due to incompatibility with ancient masonry materials, modern materials cannot be employed in the restoration and conservation of heritage buildings.
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Indoor environment quality is an essential for a comfortable living in enclosed spaces. I want to know its relation with environmental sustainability in the buildings.
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Indoor environmental quality depends on thermal comfort, Indoor air quality, visual comfort and acoustics. There is a hierarchy of importance among these factors. Thermal comfort and air quality affects IEQ most. I want to know how much visual quality and acoustics contribute to IEQ
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Traditional cities are center of art and culture of any country. They are significant for sense of place and sociability. How traditional cities are important from their social sustainability aspects.
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Style has been used in several areas such as performing art, visual art, painting, literature and architecture. How do you define it in architecture?
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I want to measure the influence of one architectural style over the other. What may be the possible dependent variables?
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Stylistic influence have been used in literature quite often.How can we define it in reference to architecture?

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The blast explosion nearby or within the structure is due to pressure or vehicle bomb or quarry blasting. These causes catastrophic damage to the building both externally and internally (structural frames). Resulting in collapsing of walls, blowing out of windows, and shutting down of critical life-safety systems. Buildings, bridges, pipelines, industrial plants, dams, etc are the lifeline structures and they play an important role in the economy of the country and hence they have to be protected from such extreme loadings. These structures should be protected from the blast effects, which are likely to be the targets of terrorist attacks. The dynamic response of the structure to blast loading is complex to analyze, because of the non-linear behavior of the material. Explosions result in large dynamic loads, greater than the original design loads, for which the structures are analyzed and designed. Analyses and design of blast loading require detailed knowledge of blast and its phenomena.
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Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and its effect on occupant well-being and comfort is an important area of study. This project is an attempt to find relationship between indoor environmental quality (IEQ) (thermal, acoustic, visual and air quality) of a building and the comfort, health and productivity of the occupants.
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Documentation and records of the archaeological data is always a challenge for the archaeologists, as the data may be from a small piece of artifact to a big city of the past. With the advancement of technology and use of computers, virtual archaeology has been established to assist the archaeologists not only to maintain the record but to simulate historical environment.