Research & Publications

Research Projects

Title: ‘Rejuvenating forgotten waterfront settlements in Malaysia, with specific reference to the Royal Town of Klang’.

Research Grant RM 292,200 over three years from 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2020

Project Team

 

Dr. Camelia Kusumo (SABD) (Principal Investigator)

Prof Robert Powell (SABD)

Dr. Sucharita Srirangam (SABD)

Dr. Mary Varghese School of Liberal Arts)                   

Ms. Hema Letchamanan (School of Education)

Dr. Jasmine Jain (School of Education)

Prof. Moses Samuel (School of Education)

Dr. Logendra Stanley Ponniah (School of Education)

Dr, Rajesh Rajasekaran (School of Engineering)

 

 

Title: ‘Art, Architecture and Place making: Improving Emerging ASEAN Cities via Public Art, Materiality and Tourism’.

Research Grant RM 238,000 over three years From 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2020

Project Team:

 

Dr. Keith Tan Kay Hin (SABD – Principal Investigator)

Dr. Paulo Mura (School of Tourism)

Choy Chun Wei (Design School)

Title: Analysing architecture: Dissecting the Malaysian ‘house’.

Research Grant RM 25,650 from 2nd August 2017 to 30th September 2018

Researcher:

 

Dr, Veronica Ng Foong Peng (SABD – Principal Investigator)

 

Title: The effectiveness of the use of photographs in the conservation of the Royal Museum Kuala Lumpur.

Research Grant RM 19,800 from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018

Researchers:

 

Zahari Zubir (SABD – Principal Investigator)

Prince Favis Asip (SABD)

Nurul Alia Ahamad (SABD)

 

 

Title: Business Strategies of small and medium size contractors in adopting industrialised building systems in Malaysia

Research Grant RM 23,500 from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018.

Researchers:

 

Mohamed Rizal Mohamed (SABD – Principal Investigator)

Title: Graduate Readiness: The Gap Between Learning and Employability

Research Grant RM 29,500 from 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019.

Researchers:

 

Dr Tamil Salvi Mari (SABD – Principal Investigator)

Dr. Sujatavani Gunasagaran  (SABD)

Dr Sucharita Srirangam (SABD)

 

Title: Typologies of Design Thinking: A learner-centred approach  

Research Grant RM 22,000 from 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019.

Researchers:

 

Dr Sucharita Srirangam (SABD – Principal Investigator)

Dr. Sujatavani Gunasagaran  (SABD)

Dr Tamil Salvi Mari (SABD)

Dr Veroniva Ng Foong Peng (SABD)

Conference Papers 2015-2018

  • Normah Sulaiman and Robert Powell, A Heritage Landmark of the Royal Town of Klang: Balai Bomba, Klang Seletan, World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Design, Planning Symposium (WMCAUS) 2017 12th-16th June 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. Funded by Taylor’s University. Published in WMCAUS On-line Journal; Vol.245 4th November 2017. WOS and SCOPUS Indexed ISBN: 978-1-5108-5199-3, ISSN: 1757-8981 Print version by Institute of Physics, Dirac House, Temple Back, Bristol BS1 6BE UK (2017).
  • Ian Ng Aik Soon, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Kuala Lumpur, DAKAM International Architectural Design Conference, Istanbul. Turkey on 16th-17th June 2017. Funded by Taylor’s University
  • Zahari Zubir, Koh Jing Hao, Nor Hayati Hussain & Prince Favis Isip, Rejuvenating the Shophouse: Conservation of Historical Buildings in Penang’s Unesco World Heritage Sites, 15th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture at Alicante, Spain on 9-11th May 2017. Funded by Taylor’s University. Published in ‘International Journal of Heritage Architecture’ Vol 2 No 2 &3. Published  Heritage Architecture Studies, Eds V Echari and C A Brebbia, WIT Press, Southampton Boston 2018, pp 335-346. ISBN 978-1-78466-273-8
  • Nurul Alia Ahamad & Nor Hayati Hussain, Reliving Memories though Photographic Mapping of the Royal Museum in Kuala Lumpur, 15th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture at Alicante, Spain on 9-11th May 2017. Published in WIT Transactions of the Built Environment. Vol 171 WIT Press, 2017, pp 147-158.
  • Sateerah Binti Hassan, Mohamed Rizal Mohamed, Siti Balkish Roslan and Nor Hayati Hussain, Reviving a Historic Street: A Case Study of Jalan Sultan Iskander, Pekan Ipoh, Perak, Great Asian Street Symposium (GASS), National University of Singapore, 12-13th December, 2016.
  • Keith Tan, Re-Constructing Heritage: The Mission Schools of Malaysia, In “Archi-Cultural, Interactions through the Silkroad”, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015 Published in Conference Proceedings
  • Robert Powell, Designing the Arabian City for a Post-Petroleum Era, accepted for presentation at 1st International Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation, (Euroca 2018), School of Engineering, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Selangor, Malaysia. 27th June, 2018. To be published in Journal of Engineering Science and Technology and SCOPUS indexed.
  • Sucharita Srirangam and Camelia May-Li Kusumo, Centrality through History: A discussion on Space Syntax and Urban Morphology, accepted for presentation at 1st International Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation, (Euroca 2018), School of Engineering, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Selangor, Malaysia. 27th June, 2018. To be published in Journal of Engineering Science and Technology and SCOPUS indexed.
  • Robert Powell, Camelia May-Li Kusumo and Sucharita Srirangam, Rethinking the Public Realm: Behavioural Settings in Malaysian Cities, 56h International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2018), Singapore, 14th-15th May 2018. Published in Conference Proceedings and SCOPUS indexed.
  • Hanif Chattan and Sucharita Srirangam, Co-working Spaces for Young Entrepreneurs: Towards an Architecture of Shared Spaces for Urban Communities in the Context of Malaysia, 2107), 5th International Conference on Urban Planning and Property Development (UPPD2017), National Univesrity of Singapore, Singapore. 9th-10thth October, 2017. Published in Conference Proceedings
  • Robert Powell, Towards a Malaysian Pattern Language, 5th International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2017), Singapore, 8th-9th May 2017. Published in Conference Proceedings
  • Sucharita Srirangam, Robert Powell & SP Clement Wong, Jalan Alor – The Ingredients of a Great Asian Street, Great Asian Street Symposium (GASS), National University of Singapore, 12th-13th December, 2016. Published in Conference Proceedings
  • Normah Sulaiman and Nor Hayati Hussain, Transforming Public Space Sociability and Measuring Street Life of Kuala Lumpur, Great Asian Street Symposium (GASS), National University of Singapore, 12th-13th December, 2016.
  • Sivaraman Kuppusamy and TamilSalvi Mari, Environmental Literacy Level among Architecture Students in Private Universities, Klang Valley.  2nd Malaysia University, Industry Green Building Collaboration Symposium (MU-IGBC 2018), UKM Bangi, Selangor 8-9th, May 2018. Proceedings accepted for publication in IEEE Xplore, SCOPUS indexed
  • Sucharita Srirangam and See Kwang Li, Skills on Demand: An investigation on industrial expectations onto fresh graduates’, Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, 30 Sep & 1 Oct 2017.  To be published as book chapter in the TTLC2017 Publication in 2018 
  • Sucharita Srirangam, Normah Sulaiman, Shazreene Shamsuddi & Siti Balkish Roslan, ‘Define and Refine the Skills: Prioritizing the challenges faced by the future workforce to study heritage sites’, Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, 30 Sep & 1 Oct 2017.
    To be published as book chapter in the TTLC2017 Publication in 2018
  • Sivaraman Kuppusamy, Mohd Faris Khamidi, Lee Xia Sheng & Tamil Salvi Mari ‘Sustainability knowledge using ‘AKASA’ model among architecture students from Klang Valley private universities, Malaysia,’ 1st International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2017), Kuala Lumpur, 8th-9th May 2017, IOP Publishing, IOP Conference Series materials science and engineering 291(2017) 012010 doi 1088/1757-899X/291/1//012010. SCOPUS Publication
  • Sivaraman Kuppusamy & Tamil Salvi Mari, ‘Relationship between Environmental Awareness and Environmental Knowledge Using “AKASA” Model among Architecture Students in Private Universities’, Klang Valley, Malaysia. 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications (ICKEA), Imperial College, London, 21st-22nd October, 2017. Reviewed in the IEEE Xplore, and indexed  in Ei Compendex  and SCOPUS Publication 2017 IEEE Catalog Number: CFP16H70-ARTISBN: 978-1-5090-3471-0
  • Tamil Salvi Mari, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, and S Kuppusamy,  Development of Career Related and Teamwork Skills Using Service-Learning in Undergraduate Architecture Education’, TARC 4th International Conference on Learning and Teaching (TIC2016) – Empowering 21st Century Learners Through Holistic and Enterprising Learning, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 – 18 October 2016
  • Sujatavani Gunasagaran and Tamil Salvi Mari, ‘Using Digital Simulation as an e-learning tool to create dynamic learning in Architecture students’, 2nd Global Conference on Business & Social Sciences, Aston Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 17-18 September 2015, “Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review 3 (1), 107-114.
  • Khairool Aizat Ahmad Jamal, Mohammad Fadhil Mohammad and Norfashiha Hashim, Towards Vision 2020: Exploring Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation from the Malaysian Architect’s Perspective, accepted for presentation at 2nd Malaysia University-Industry Green Building Collaboration Symposium (MU-IGBC 2018), UKM Bangi, Selangor 8-9th May 2018.  Proceedings accepted for publication in IEEE Xplore, SCOPUS indexed
  • Tamil Salvi Mari and Sivaraman Kuppusamy, Assessment of Embodied Energy: The Missing Piece-The Recurring Embodied Energy, 2nd Malaysia University, Industry Green Building Collaboration Symposium (MU-IGBC 2018), UKM Bangi, Selangor 8-9th, May 2018. Proceedings accepted for publication in IEEE Xplore, SCOPUS indexed

Publications

  • Veronica Ng Foong Peng and Ian Ng Aik Soon, ‘Old Market Square as a container of diasporic Meaning in Chinese Kuala Lumpur’, in Milllennial Asia, Sage Journals, Vol.9, Issue 1, April 30th 2018. SCOPUS Indexed
  • Tan, K.K.H. (2018). From ‘Artistic Ape’ to tourist: How the evolution of art mirrors that of tourism. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 7(1), 101-106.
  • Tan, K.K.H. (2018). Classic Book Review: The tourist gaze: Leisure and travel in contemporary societies. Annals of Leisure Research. The above is a SCOPUS indexed journal.
  • Veronica Ng, ‘Development of MOOCs module in the Architecture classroom’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Education, 2016
  • Keith Tan, ‘Energy, in and out: Current Practices in Sustainable Buildings’, in Pengeluaran Bersih/Cleaner Production, DoE, 2015.
  • Robert Powell, Critical Regionalism and Malaysian Architecture. New Zealand Academy of Applied Research International (NZAAR) Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 27th January, 2018. Published in Conference proceedings
  • Robert Powell, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) – Designing a city for a world without petroleum. New Zealand Academy of Applied Research International (NZAAR) Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 15th July, 2017. Published in Conference proceedings
  • Robert Powell. Sri Lankan Modernism (In Japanese), Laurence King (UK) and Graphic-Sha (Japan), forthcoming September 2018. In Press.
  • Nor Hayati Hussain, Co-Editors Robert Powell and Tony Liew Voon Fun, Translator Zahari Zubir, Stadium Merdeka, MASSA Research Monograph, Taylor’s University, Selangor, Malaysia, December 2017.
  • Nor Hayati Hussain, Co-Editors Robert Powell and Tony Liew Voon Fun, Translator Zahari Zubir, Dewan Tunku Canselor, MASSA Research Monograph, Taylor’s University, Selangor, Malaysia. August 2017.
  • Robert Powell (Ed.), Future Communities: Future Cities. The PAM 2016 Masterclass, Taylor’s University School of Architecture, Building & Design and Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, April 2017
  • Tony Liew Voon Fun (Ed.), House Vision KL (HUNI:KL), Adaptus Design System and School of Architecture, Building and Design, Taylor’s University, Selangor, Malaysia, 2016.
  • Robert Powell, Singapore Good Class Bungalow, Talisman Publishing, Singapore, Sept 2016.
  • Veronica Ng, Theorising Emergent Malaysian Architecture, (Volume 1), Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2016.
  • Veronica Ng, Nor Hayati Hussain and Ar Azaiddy Abdullah with Tony Liew Voon Fun (Ed), The Living Machines, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia and School of Architecture Building and Design, Taylor’s University, Selangor, Malaysia, 2016.
  • Robert Powell, The New Sri Lankan House, Talisman, Singapore, 2015
  • Keith Tan, Mission Pioneers of Malaya. School of Architecture Building and Design, Taylor’s University,
  • Robert Powell, Foreword to Stadium Merdeka, Nor Hayati Hussain, Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia , Taylor’s University School of Architecture, Building and Design, Selangor. Malaysia, February 2018.
  • Robert Powell, Foreword ‘Veritas: The Third Decade’, in VERITAS 1987 – 2017, Veritas Design Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2018, pp 14-23.
  • Robert Powell, ‘Developing Subsystems: Evolutionary Trajectory’, in Constructed Ecosystems; Ideas and Subsystems in the work of Ken Yeang, Applied Research & Design Publishing, California, USA, July 2016.
  • Robert Powell, ‘ Foreword‘, in Theorising Emergent Malaysian Architecture, by Veronica Ng, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2016
  • Tony Liew Voon Fun, ‘Foreword’, in PAM Masterclass 2016, School of Architecture, Building and Design, Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016.
  • Tony Liew Voon Fun, ‘Education of an Architect: Another Point of View, in Journal of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA),Pusat Binaan Sdn. Bhd., Malaysian Institute of Architects, Issue 2, 2015
  • Veronica Ng Foong Peng,Architecture Education and the Return to the Humanities: Learning Architectural Design Through Dialogue With People and Place’, in Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education, Editors: Siew Fun Tang (Curtin University, Malaysia) and Chee Leong Lim (Taylor’s University, Malaysia), IGI Global, April 2018, pp 271-286. ISBN13: 9781522540809|ISBN10: 1522540806|EISBN13: 9781522540816|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4080-9.ch016 SCOPUS indexed
  • Robert Powell,  ‘The Merdeka Timeline’, in Views, Reviews and Interviews, Merdeka Jubilee Architecture Symposium, PAM, Kuala Lumpur, 26th August, 2017.
  • Ahmad Nazmi Mohamed Anuar, ‘The Case of Razak Mansion’, Kuala Lumpur Architectural Festival (KLAF) Catalogue. Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2017, pp60-63.
  • Clement Wong and Sucharita Srirangam, ‘An Urban Condition, Content and Conflict’, in Architecture Malaysia, Volume 29, Issue 2, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, April 2017, pp 70-73.
  • Veronica Ng, ‘Analysis I To Analyse,’ in Architecture Malaysia, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, February 2017, pp 80-81.
  • Veronica Ng, ‘Emerging Voices’ in Architecture Malaysia, Volume 28, Issue 6, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, December 2016, pp 89-95.
  • Veronica Ng, ‘Malaysian-ness’, Architecture Malaysia, Volume 27, Issue 6, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, June 2016.

Research-by-Design

  • Ar. Lee Cheng Yih & team, 2nd Place in the architectural design competition for the proposed new MBAM Centre. Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, October 2017
  • Nazmi Anuar Mohamed Anwar & team. 3rd Place in the architectural design competition for the proposed new MBAM Centre. Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, October 2017