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Zuraini Binti Denan
Assistant Professor

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Zuraini Denan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design. She is a senior lecturer who has been working in the department since 1998. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University, Texas, USA and Master of Architecture degree (MArch) from University Technology Malaysia, Skudai, Johor. Her Ph.D is from Cardiff University where she researched on the topic of Visual Comfort (Window and Lighting ) under Daylight of Office Buildings in Hot Humid Country. Administratively, she has held several admini ... show more

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture - Doctor of Philosophy, Cardiff University
  • Master in Architecture - Masters Degree, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Bachelor of Architecture - Bachelor Degree, Texas Technology University
  • Unspecified ~ Environmental Sciences ~ Environment Technology / Industry ~Other Environment Technology / Industry - Sustainable Architecture, Daylighting
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Architecture ~ Other Architecture n.e.c. - daylighting, Office Building, Heritage and Conservation, Culture and Environmental Psychology
  • 2014 - 2014 , Departmen of Landscape, KAED, IIUM
  • 2013 - 2013 , Department of Landscape, KAED, IIUM
  • 2012 - 2012 , IIUM and University Islam Bandung
  • 2008 - 2008 , Research Management Institute Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • 2006 - 2006 , Universiti Teknologi Mara
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1 (STUDIO) 2008/2009 2016/2017
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2 (STUDIO) 2014/2015 2016/2017
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 (STUDIO) 2011/2012 2012/2013 2015/2016
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 4 (STUDIO) 2011/2012 2017/2018
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 5 (STUDIO) 2013/2014 2014/2015
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 6 (STUDIO) 2012/2013 2013/2014 2015/2016
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II (STUDIO) 2008/2009
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III (STUDIO) 2004/2005 2009/2010
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV (STUDIO) 2009/2010
ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS 2011/2012 2013/2014 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 2004/2005
CULTURAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2008/2009 2009/2010 2013/2014
CULTURE & HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2006/2007
DESIGN THESIS 1 2010/2011
DESIGN THESIS 2 2010/2011 2011/2012
DESIGN WORKSHOP 2018/2019
DISSERTATION 2019/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUS DESIGN 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS 2004/2005 2005/2006
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & SYSTEM 1 2004/2005
HABITAT DESIGN I (STUDIO) 2007/2008
HERITAGE STUDIES 2004/2005 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2014/2015 2016/2017 2018/2019
HISTORY AND CULTURE OF SOUTH EAST ASIAN ARCHITECTURE AND ITS BUILT ENV 2010/2011
INTRO. TO BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2016/2017 2018/2019
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE 1999/2000
MASTER DESIGN STUDIO 1 2018/2019
MASTER DESIGN STUDIO 2 2018/2019 2019/2020
MASTER DESIGN THESIS 1 2018/2019 2019/2020
MASTER DESIGN THESIS 2 2019/2020
MASTER THESIS DESIGN 2 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODS & TOPICAL STUDIES 2005/2006
RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012
RESEARCH METHODS IN ARCHITECTURE 2012/2013 2014/2015
THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE 1999/2000
TOPICAL STUDIES 2008/2009 2009/2010
In Progress
2018 - Present Towards Malaysia Education 4.0: Assessing Physical Learning Environment of Design Studio in Promoting Teamwork and Collaborative Experience Among Students in Public University in Malaysia
2017 - Present Towards Green Office Design: Assessment of Green Interior Design Element in Shop Office Building Typology in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2015 - Present Analyzing the Fundamental Eco School/Green School Program in Solving Basic Problems of Sustainability of School Environment in Malaysia
Unknown - Present Towards Malaysia Education 4.0: Assessing Physical Learning Environment of Design Studio in Promoting Teamwork and Collaborative Experience Among Students in Public University in Malaysia
Completed
2016 - 2016 Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Tool (MYCREST) Assessor Refreshment Course
2015 - 2017 Fundamental Guide to the Design, Symbolism and the Making of Malay Garden
2015 - 2019 Analyzing the Fundamental Eco School/Green School Program in Solving Basic Problems of Sustainability of School Environment in Malaysia
2013 - 2016 Empirical Evaluation of Aesthetics Preferences and Environmental Performance of Sun Shading Devices Using Carving of Malay Traditional Houses
2011 - 2012 Turath - Heritage
2011 - 2014 RU 2011: Discovering The Architectural Significance of Perak Heritage Palaces at Kuala Kangsar, Perak
2011 - 2014 RU 2011: The Efficiency of Various Shading Devices in Reducing Glare Under A Hot Humid Daylight in Malaysia
2008 - 2010 An Observation on the Effectiveness of Adaptive Reuse Works of Old Shop Houses at Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
2008 - 2011 Sound Absorption of Carved Wood Panel with Islamic Geometric Pattern
2008 - -1 Daylight Performance of Long-span Airport Terminal Design and its Link with Energy Effeciency and Visual Comfort.
2006 - 2009 Integration of Environmental Simulation and Analysis in A Virtual Reality Framework: The Assessment of Urban Masterplan And Outdoor Spaces Based On Environmental Performance in A 3D Real-Time Visualisation In Hot, Humid And Hot, Arid Climates
13 June 2014 Gold Medal. International Research Invention & Innovation Exhibition for 2014 - University level.
08 November 2013 Best paper Award. International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment (ICABE) - International level.
20 September 2005 Best Paper Award. International Seminar in Sustainable Environment & Architecture (SENVAR), Bandung Indonesia - International level.
Article
2018 Determining model configuration for thermal simulation of urban mosque façade design. Planning Malaysia , 16 (1) pp.348-359
2018 Office interior: the influence of office environmental factors towards task performance. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE) , 7 (3) pp.116-119
2018 Design analysis to achieve green/eco school building design typology for Malaysia. Planning Malaysia , 16 (2) pp.39-49
2017 The implementation of environmental education and green programs in schools to achieve sustainability. Advanced Science Letters , 23 (7) pp.6261-6265
2017 Physical versus augmented reality model: Comparative study toward learning experiences at heritage studies gallery. Advanced Science Letters , 23 (2) pp.890-893
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
2016 Designer’s office in Malaysia: comparative analysis on space planning and design issues. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities , 6 (6) pp.427-432
2015 An analysis of indoor air temperature and relative humidity in office room with various external shading devices in Malaysia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences (179) pp.290-296
2015 An assessment on glare from daylight through variuos designs of shading devices in hot humid climate, case study in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. International Journal of Engineering and Technology , 7 (1) pp.25-29
2015 Ratio determination of solids and voids for traditional Malay carvings: a preparation for environmental performance. International Journal of Engineering and Technology , 7 (2) pp.126-129
2014 Cultural preservations through digital reconstruction of Bytul Anwar, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity (IJSSH) , 4 (5) pp.387-390
2014 Importance of preserving the natural environment in the design schools in Malaysia . Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
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
2013 Cultural sustainability and Islamic perspectives in introducing a cohesive retirement village for Muslims. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences , 85 pp.164-178
2008 A review of office buildings in Malaysia: the window and lighting designs . Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal , 2 (4) pp.45-68
2008 Evaluation of residential satisfaction of low-cost housing in Kano state. Al-Risala (8) pp.79-94

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 Thermal comfort studies on houses in hot arid climates. In: 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering ( ICACE 2018 )
2018 The myth and reality of historic Nusantara Masjid architecture: Nusantara Islamic Architecture. In: International Heritage and Cultural Conservation 2018 (INHERIT2018)
2018 Case study on perspicacity of collaborative learning experiences. In: International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2017)
2017 Spatial analysis of modern shop office floor plate in Malaysia. In: 3rd Putrajaya International Built Environment, Technology and Engineering Conference
2016 Architecture for all: ageing & aged: a perspective from academia and practice in Malaysia. In: UIA-Symposium on Asian Age-Friendly City
2016 Physical vs augmented reality model: comparative study toward learning experiences at heritage studies gallery. In: 2016 International Conference on Education (ICOED)
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 Designer’s office in Malaysia: comparative analysis on space planning and design issues . In: 2015 4th International Conference on Humanity, History and Society
2015 Ingenious Malay wood carving as daylight filtering devices. In: Asian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies 2015
2015 An analysis of indoor air temperature and relative humidity in office room with various external shading devices in Malaysia. In: International Conference Green Architecture for Sustainable Living and Environment (GASLE)
2015 Shariah compliance hospitality design: a Malay Muslim oriented architecture. In: 6th Asian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs 2015)
2014 Extracting the principles of sustainability from the architecture of colonial hospitals in Malaysia: appreciating the past wisdoms as best practices. In: XXVth International Union of Architects World Congress
2014 Importance of preserving the natural environment in the design schools in Malaysia . In: Asian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs 2014)
2014 An assessment on glare from daylight through various design of shading devices in hot humid climate, case study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In: 2014 International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Development (ICEED 2014)
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 Spatial usage in the royal and commoner residences in Kuala Kangsar: a compatibility analysis to the Islamic guidelines and custom manifestations. In: International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment 2013 (ICABE2013)
2013 ECOTECT analysis: integration of architectural studio project with theory classroom assignment through computer simulation. In: The European Conference on Education ECE 2013
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
2012 Ecotect: as part of the learning experience for young architecture students to raise awareness in environmental responsive building design. In: Malaysian Architectural Education Conference (MAEC) 2012
2012 User perception at different architectural office setting: case study at International Islamic University Malaysia. In: 2012 International Conference on Humanities Historical and Social Science
2010 A study on daylight performance through various complex shading devices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In: 11th International Seminar on Sustainable Environmnet and Architecture (SENVAR)
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)
2010 In search of appropriate environment for the retirees in Malaysia. In: International Seminar on Public HealthCare
2009 Experiencing and understanding the Minangkabau culture as part of architectural education experience. In: International Conference on Construction Industry 2009
2008 Evaluation of residential satisfaction of low-cost housing in Kano state. In: 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers' Associations MICRA 2008
2008 Developing a virtual environment for viewing urban spatial planning and constructional features of an urban heritage site - the case of Fatehpur Sikri, India. In: 8th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2008)
2002 Towards a sustainable environment: an analysis on courtyards microclimate in the tropical region. In: Building Research and the Sustainability of the Built Environment in the Tropics

Book

2014 Architecture as a celebration of multi-culturalism: revisiting Fatehpur Sikri. IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674183363
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

2019 Symbolism and meaning in old masjid architecture of Malay archipelago: a case study of Masjid in Kerinci, Jambi, Indonesia. In: MAMUR CEVRE VE GELECEK - The Future and the Built Environment Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University Publication . ISBN 978-605-2386-17-0 , pp.71-86
2017 In the spirit of tradition: ornamentation, expressive forms and the environment. In: The resilience of tradition: Malay allusions in contemporary architecture Areca Books . ISBN 978-967-5719-31-8 , pp.95-105
2015 Research Methods for Visual Comfort Study . In: Methodologies in Architectural Research IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-331-8 , pp.87-106
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 Beyond vernacular Malay architecture : the perception on the conservation and adaptive reuse of old townhouses at Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur . In: Malay Vernacular Architecture : Traditional and Contemporary Expressions, IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-057-7 , pp.92-107