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Zaiton Bte Abdul Rahim
Assistant Professor

  • KULLIYYAH OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
  • IIUM Gombak Campus
  • zaiton@iium.edu.my
  • 3759

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A lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) since 1997.

  • Ph.D in Housing Design and Culture - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Masters in Housing in Development - Masters Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor in Architecture - Bachelor Degree, Montana State University
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Construction and Project Management ~ Building Management and Services of Construction (Including of Commercial Building Management Services, Housing Management Services, Industrial Building Management Services, Industrialised Building/ Construction System (IBS/ICS), Structural Products (Wall/Floor Tiles, Roofing Tiles) - Ph.D in Housing Design and Culture
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2 (STUDIO) 2008/2009 2009/2010 2013/2014 2015/2016 2016/2017
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 (STUDIO) 2011/2012 2013/2014 2015/2016 2016/2017 2019/2020
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 4 (STUDIO) 2010/2011 2014/2015
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 5 (STUDIO) 2010/2011 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 6 (STUDIO) 2018/2019
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I (STUDIO) 2008/2009
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II (STUDIO) 2007/2008
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III (STUDIO) 2009/2010
ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS 2010/2011 2011/2012 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
BUILDING MATERIAL I 2001/2002
CULTURAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2010/2011 2016/2017
CULTURE & HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN THE BUILT ENVIRON. 2001/2002
CULTURE & HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2007/2008
CULTURE& HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2002/2003
DISSERTATION 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
DISSERTATION 1 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
DISSERTATION 2 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION 2007/2008 2014/2015
HABITAT DESIGN I (STUDIO) 2007/2008
HABITAT DESIGN II (STUDIO) 2008/2009
HERITAGE STUDIES 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2014/2015 2016/2017 2018/2019
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE 2002/2003
TOPICAL STUDIES 2010/2011 2011/2012 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
WORKING DRAWING AND SPECIFICATION 2016/2017
Completed
2011 - 2016 RU 2011: Assessment on the Relationship Between Housing Design and Malay Culture Pertaining to Privacy, Community Intimacy, Segregation and Hospitality
2009 - 2015 The Architecture of Royal Places: The Influences of Socio-Cultural Factors
2008 - 2016 Terrace Housing Modification: Factors, Satisfaction and Effects
2008 - 2012 Assessment of Residential Satisfaction in High -rise Condominium and Terrace Housing:Case Studies from Kuala Lumpur.
2007 - 2011 Urban Spaces Definitions and Typologies
Unknown - 2009 Housing for the Poor, Lubok Jong for Yayasan Zainuddin
Article
2019 Science centre engagement on visitor personal connection. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) , 7 (6S5) pp.1547-1555
2018 Behavioural adaptation of Malay families and housing modification of terrace houses in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies (ajE-Bs), 3(6) , 3 (6) pp.49-57
2018 Towards an Islamic application of visual privacy principles on Malaysian terrace housing: a conceptual framework. Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners , 16 (2) pp.1-11
2017 Women space in the design of masjid in Malaysia: how much space do women need?. Advanced Science Letters , 23 (7) pp.6294-6298
2017 The implementation of environmental education and green programs in schools to achieve sustainability. Advanced Science Letters , 23 (7) pp.6261-6265
2017 Understanding science centre engagement in making an exhibition experience. Asian Journal of Business Management Studies , 8 (2) pp.51-63
2017 Sustainability concepts in Malay and Aceh traditional houses. PLANNING MALAYSIA: , 15 (1) pp.1-15
2017 An analysis of privacy in the space organisation of traditional Malay houses in peninsular Malaysia. Advanced Science Letters , 23 (7) pp.6208-6212
2015 Indoor environmental regulation hrough preference and behaviour of inhabitants in houses. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences , 170 pp.527-536
2014 The journey of murabbis in architecture pedagogy: the case of studio teaching as laboratory of passion and duty to future khalifas of the built environment. World Applied Sciences Journal (30) pp.148-166
2012 Behavioural adaptation of Malay families and housing modification of terrace houses in Malaysia . Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies , 3 (8) pp.1-13
2012 Adapting to terrace housing living in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences , 36 pp.147-157
2008 The influence of privacy regulation on urban Malay families living in terrace housing. ArchNet International Journal of Architectural Research , 2 (2) pp.94-102

Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Analysing the fundamental values of Islam in the planning and design of historic Nusantara-vernacular masjid architecture for regional sustainable Malay Islamic architecture. In: Exhibition and Lecture Series: Malay Architecture-The Resilience of Tradition from Origins to the Contemporary
2019 Symbolism in Nusantara masjid architecture: Why and wherefores. In: Exhibition and Lecture : Malay Architecture Resilience of Tradition from Origin to the Contemporary
2018 The myth and reality of historic Nusantara Masjid architecture: Nusantara Islamic Architecture. In: International Heritage and Cultural Conservation 2018 (INHERIT2018)
2018 Cultural and medical space design: case study. In: The 5th Asian Medical Service Facilities Architect Forum, the 19th China Hospital Construction Conference/ Hospital Build & Infrastructure China Exhibition & Congress
2018 Science centre engagement on visitor personal connection. In: International Conference Of Islamic Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering
2018 Case study on perspicacity of collaborative learning experiences. In: International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2017)
2017 Tracing the influence of stakeholders of the Nusantara masjid architecture. In: International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2017)
2017 Revolutionizing Malaysian terrace housing design by adopting Islamic visual privacy principles: a pilot study on Malay occupants. In: Dakam's International Architecture Studies Meeting March 2017
2016 Architecture for all: ageing & aged: a perspective from academia and practice in Malaysia. In: UIA-Symposium on Asian Age-Friendly City
2016 Women space in the design of Masjid in Malaysia: how much space do women need?. In: International Conference Architecture and Built Environment (ICABE) 2016
2016 Sustainability concepts in Malay and Aceh traditional houses. In: International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment :Sustainable Well-being in Architecture & Environmental Sciences (ICABE2016)
2015 The influence of culture and religion on visual privacy. In: Asian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs2014Seoul)
2015 Humanising healthcare spaces through culture: design of labour delivery room for the Malay-Muslim community as case study. In: UIA-Public Health Group 2015 UIA-PHG Seminar & GUPHA Meeting Programme
2014 Investigation on women's space in masjid architecture: case study of selected masjids in Malaysia. In: XXVth International Union of Architects World Congress
2013 An observation of seating provision and users’ behaviour in the regional shopping complexes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . In: International Conference Architecture and Built Environment (ICABE)
2013 The journey of murabbis in architecture pedagogy: The case of studio teaching as laboratory of passion and duty to future khalifas of the built environment. In: International Conference on Innovation Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research & Practice (ICMRP) 2013
2011 Behavioural adaptation of Malay families and housing modification of terrace houses in Malaysia. In: ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs 2011)
2010 The influence of privacy regulation on cultural norms of the malay families living in terrace housing. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010)
2010 Configuring the nature of colonial hospital architecture in peninsular Malaysia-serie 1- Special studies on the tuberculosis ward and hospital administration building typologies of Kota Bharu Hospital. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010)
2009 Experiencing and understanding the Minangkabau culture as part of architectural education experience. In: International Conference on Construction Industry 2009

Book

2013 Istana Kuala Cegar: nostalgic splendour behind a humble facade. IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-272-4
2013 Rumah Tok Menteri II: a continuation of generations. IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-255-7

Book Section

2016 Humanising healthcare spaces through culture: designing of labour delivery room for the Malay Muslim community as case study. In: Health for All: Cultural, Operational and Technological Influences Tesis-Inter University Research Centre . ISBN 978-88-941518-1-7 , pp.51-66
2016 Women and space in masjid architecture: Patterns, principles & perspectives. In: Dimensions of Masjid Architecture-Perspectives and Writings in Theory and Design MPH Group Printing (M) Sdn Bhd . ISBN 978-983-3142-33-0 , pp.77-90
2011 Cultural factors in traditional Malay house. In: Malay vernacular architecture : traditional and contemporary expressions IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-057-7 , pp.19-25
2011 Climate responsive strategies versus the cultural and religioud dimensions in the architecture of Malay traditional house. In: Malay Vernacular Architecture : Traditional and Contemporary Expressions IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-057-7 , pp.59-70
2011 The Minangkabau architecture: students' personal experience at Pariangan Village, West Sumatera. In: Malay Vernacular Architecture : Traditional and Contemporary Expressions IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-057-7 , pp.72-84
2011 Culture and behaviour in the built environment. In: Qualities in architecture IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180331 , pp.1-7
2011 Culture and traditional houses . In: Qualities in architecture IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180331 , pp.8-18