Research

ISArcH embarks in research to always refer the Al Quran and Sunnah, next the jemaah or scholars’ qiyas and ijtihad last. Currently ISArcH members are involve din researches in the following areas.

  • Masjid Architecture
  • Islamic Architectural Heritage in Non- Islamic Countries.
  • Women’s Space in Masjid Architecture
  • Syariah Compliant Hotel Architecture
  • Islamic architecture resources
  • Fire Safety in Heritage Buildings
  • Thermal Comfort in Heritage Buildings
  • Universal Design in Heritage Buildings
  • Landscape Heritage Conservation

Members are currently undertaking the following researches.

1. Architecture of Australia’s Muslim Pioneers.

Funded  by ( AUD 360,000) Australian Research Council Linkage Grant in Collaboration with University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum.

Principle Investigator from IIUM: Assoc. Prof. Dr. md Mizanur Rashid

Co- researcher from IIUM: Asst. Prof. Dr. Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh

2. Root vs. Route:  A comparative study of Architecture of Malays Diaspora in the Southern Hemisphere.

Funded by Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia under Fundamental Research Grant Scheme ( FRGS) ( RM 88000).

PI: Associate Professor Dr. Md Mizanur Rashid.

Co- researcher:  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Raza Soomro, Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Aziah Arefin, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh and Asst. Prof. Dr. Rosniza Othman.

3. Empirical Evaluation of  Aesthetics    Preferences and Environmental Performance of Sun Shading Devices Using Carving of Malay Traditional Houses 

Funded by Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia under Exploratory fundamental Research Grant Scheme ( ERGS) .

PI:  Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Hanita Abdul Majid

Co.-Researcher : Asst. Prof. Dr Zuraini  Denan and and Assoc. Prof. Dr Abdul Razak  Sapian .

4. Discovering The Architectural Significance of Perak Heritage Palaces at Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Funded by IIUM Endowment Fund B

PI: Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Hanita Abdul Majid

Co Researcher: Asst. Prof. Dr. Zuraini Denan

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