Roshida Abdul Majid

Roshida Abdul Majid
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | UTM · Department of Architecture

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Roshida Abdul Majid is a Senior Lecturer (Architecture) at the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Her areas of expertise are sustainable architecture, housing and environmental behaviour. She is currently leading the Research Group namely ‘Green Environmental and Energy Building (GEEBS)’, UTM.

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The study aimed to establish the relationship between values and people’s preferences for sustainable improvement in Nigeria’s indigenous housing context. The relationship was tested in SEM using ordinal survey data obtained between February and March 2022 with 241 valid samples. The mainstream values were statistically validated using CFA while th...
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The quest for contextual identity and value-based developments by concerned authorities justifies the necessity to explore the inherent motivating factors that influence housing formation and the built environments of the varied Nigerian ethnic groups. Rapoport's identification of socio-cultural values as the primary influencers of house form has c...
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An office is a place where office task is carried out. An important building component that provides a view to the outside is the window. This paper aims to investigate the effect of office and view factors on occupants' satisfaction. The research uses a cross-sectional survey method, data was collected from five offices in Kogi State in Nigeria wi...
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Studies have shown that a very wide range of parameters affect thermal comfort of building occupants. Heat transfer through the roofs has been identified as one of the causes of overheating in building interiors. Building Performance Simulation tools can be used to determine appropriate roof design parameters with optimum thermal performance in tro...
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There are indications that buildings that include vertical shafts can affect the ‎performance of buildings. Many ‎Publications in major peer-reviewed journals from different fields ‎‎(energy and buildings) were found using various ‎keywords (Air shaft, light well, vertical shaft, thermal performance, etc.). The review of previous studies was on the...
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Workspace is a place should be concerned by society since that people spend one third of their life in it. The quality of workplace can be based on visual comfort and occupants’ job satisfaction. Job satisfaction can affect not only occupants’ performance during work and affects occupants physically and psychologically. Visual comfort is one of the...
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The study intended to compare the effectiveness of the two distinctive methods of measuring the school buildings' thermal performance using a classroom block as a specimen. The building under study is located in the Birnin-kebbi area of the Kebbi state of Nigeria. The methods are Design builder, energy efficiency software (Computer Simulation), and...
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The study was designed to assess professional Architects' awareness of the use of compressed earth brick (CEB) as a sustainable wall material in North Western Nigeria for decades, most parts of the world have used the earth as a building material for various structures. Earth material was well-known for its numerous long-term benefits. Therefore, t...
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The Means-End-Chain model, originally developed to elicit customer values through consequential benefits and attributes of a product in marketing research, is becoming increasingly productive in other practical disciplines such as architecture and housing. Although initial applications of the means-end chain in Architecture were mostly in housing c...
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Office occupants’ have always preferred workplaces that have windows that connects them to the outside. Window access to the outside can influence occupants’ satisfaction with the combination of other workplace features. This study aims to identify the window and view factors relationship in the workplace, to confirm the reliability and validity of...
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Meenware' is a vertical shaft that is carefully implemented in buildings as a design solution to provide daylight and natural ventilation for internal spaces. In Saudi Arabia, Meenware is typically applied in apartment buildings to overcome issues associated with deep plan buildings and allow daylight, natural ventilation, and services. Residents m...
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The partnership of public and private sectors, civil society and citizens are required in the realization of the Envision 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Target number 8 goal is the main focus of this paper, by investigating the current work environment effects on its occupants. Office occupants spend most of their time in the work environment,...
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Surrogate view is an element that helps to improve the indoor quality in a windowless office. This study proposed the preference of surrogate view among different types of office workers as an immediate solution in windowless office. Through the survey the most preferred surrogate view among indoor and outdoor workers are the window with sea view 2...
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Improving public open space is becoming one of the prerequisites for effective future of public life in cities. The potential of social interaction attributes, which are one of the predominant factors of public open space, is often neglected in India. The factors of social interaction varies according to the context due to variation in culture, dem...
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Many of the existing elderly care homes in Malaysia are lacking in terms of design consideration to fulfil the requirements of seniors as they age further. Past literature on elderly care homes nevertheless, only much focuses on the aspect of management and services, social health care program and facilities as well as living arrangements suitabili...
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This paper proposes 'Skycourt Apartment' as a solution for more socially sustainable high-rise residential and considerably more cost-effective in comparison with Malaysian conventional affordable apartments. The provision of skycourt is proven to be a socially sustainable and environmentally viable option for high-rise living, as numerous previous...
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The research paper examines the level of users satisfaction regarding spatial organization in Indian public open space. Moreover, for comprehensive investigation, it also seeks to explore the difference in responses between gender and age group. The methodology of research includes quantitative method with questionnaire-based survey, evaluate by us...
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The public open spaces are the inevitable part of the cities. These spaces act as a focal point which reflects the culture and the pubic life. There are in-numerous cities which are known for their public life while many are still struggling to satisfy their users need. This difference could be due the local significance and the context of the city...
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Spatial organization can be attributed to diverse physical factors in Public open space. The spatial organization act as one of the major factors for describing the identity of the architecture of a particular space and builds a relationship between architecture spaces with culture and their application. Therefore, this research explores the factor...
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High degree of social interaction, being a major component of social sustainability, is crucial in ensuring development that best suits the civil society evolution. Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) is one of the major developer in Malaysia that emphasise on providing affordable housing. However, typical solutions unbacked by any significant social...
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Rapid urbanization currently seen in the major cities of Malaysia such as Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Penang are responding to the equally rapid population growth. This phenomenon has at the same time instigated the rise in housing prices (Diwa Samad, Mohd-Rahim, Nurshuhada Zainon, Lou, & Karim, 2016). The rapid growth and evolution of nuclear fa...
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The climatic conditions of Bauchi city is characterized by hot and dry tropical climate. Due to the effect of intense solar radiation, building interiors become overheated thereby creating thermal discomfort to the occupants. The aim of this study is to evaluate the indoor and outdoor thermal comfort conditions in the Secondary School classrooms in...
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1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA) is one of the biggest affordable housing providers in Malaysia. The design employed is of a very typical solution, with no significant social feasibility study behind. Sites are planned for efficient land usage, maximising the number of units and essentially creating contained communities within each fen...
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Window and view significantly influence the visual comfort in the work space. It is important to ensure an effective working environment as the employees normally spend one third of their daily life in the working space. Lacking of windows with appropriate view in the Malaysia offices, especially the intermediate shop offices lead to the problem of...
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A comfortable indoor working environment plays a vital part to motivate employee as it helps to maintain employees health and well-being. Effective working environment is very important for employee as they normally spend one-third of their life in the working space. Recently, most offices in Malaysia are having problem with lack of window in work...
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This paper aims to determine the performance of the air well system in a hot and humid tropical climate with existing full-scale air well of single-storey terraced house. The application of air well in residential building widely applied in a traditional building, especially in the Middle East and Europe countries. However, resulted from the develo...
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This paper aims to determine the performance of the air well system in a hot and humid tropical climate with existing full-scale air well of single-storey terraced house. The application of air well in residential building widely applied in a traditional building, especially in the Middle East and Europe countries. However, resulted from the develo...
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Over the past decade, Malaysia's major cities experienced influx of migration, resulting in high demand for urban housing. Consequently, living in vertical housing has undeniably become the ultimate solutions to this matter. Nevertheless, upsurge of urban high-rise residential supply come with the price of socially defective community. The governme...
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With constant rising of population migrated to live in the city, there are need of having a high rise as residential solution in the city. Flat, apartments and condominium are inarguably general accepted housing typology to cater for the demands of housing supply in urban area where land are scarce. Nevertheless, influx of high-rise residential sup...
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Public open spaces have always been considered as a focal point of the city as it describes the distinctive character of public life. There are in-numerous cities which are known for their public life while few cities are still struggling to satisfy their users need in public open spaces. Various researchers have defined distinctive factors to asse...
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Visual privacy is influenced by the manipulation of the neighbourhood surrounding and environment. The characteristics of a house location in a neighbourhood set a privacy parameters of a house that generally relate to physical aspects, such as distance between a house and other fronting buildings. A house frontage is the first line of defense for...
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It is a generally held view that, in tropical countries, traditional house is more sympathetic to the prevailing climate and provide comfortable interiors. This study analyses the above hypothesis for Tropical House in ‘Taman Tropika’ (TTH) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), which was designed emplacing tropical design strategies. This house...

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