Design Ideals Journal <p>The <strong>Design Ideals Journal (DIJ)</strong> of the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, IIUM is dedicated to creative output, product and proposal of ideas and designs related to theory, experiments, research, development and applications of the ideas and practices of the built environment professions in Malaysia and elsewhere.</p> IIUM Press en-US Design Ideals Journal 2735-1785 PREFACE <p>PREFACE</p> Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 EDITORIAL <p>EDITORIAL</p> Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 TABLE OF CONTENT <p>TABLE OF CONTENT</p> Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 X-HAUSTIVE: AN INNOVATION OF STORAGE SYSTEM FOR PRESERVATION OF TEXTILE COLLECTIONS <p>This study focuses on the designing of a storage system for a full set of Malay traditional costume consisting of headgear, clothes, samping, and accessories. Malay traditional costume has a historical value that need to be preserved well for the future generations. The aim of the study is to innovate an existing storage system to a new design that will save space in the storage room. Data is collected via internet research and other reliable sources to gain as much information about the storage system. Face-to-face interview session with Department of Museums Malaysia was conducted with experienced staff member in managing the storage system for the textile collections. At the same time, visual analysis was conducted by making observations on the existing storage system availablein museum and in the market. The data obtained was analyzed to be included in the stage of designing a product. The selection of materials and shape were also considered in order to avoid the collection being damage and deteriorate. Enamel metal was proposed to be used as a material for structure of the storage system. Other than that,polyethene foam, acid-free paper and metal rod also used for this new design of storage system.</p> Muhammad Affzan Mohammad Shamzani Affendy MohdDin Rajabi Abdul Razak Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 COMPORT : REDEVELOPMENT OF KUALA BESUT TERMINAL AS COMMUNITY HUB IN TERENGGANU <p>Besut district located in the state of Terengganu on the East coast of Peninsula Malaysia which is rich in cultural heritage and various tourist attractions. However, the district's tourism sector has yet to reach its development potential. The town, Kuala Besut, is just a tourist route for those who want to get to Perhentian island. Tourists bypassed the town's innate attractions. From the survey, three issues were identified. The first issue is the lackadaisical state of the boat terminal facilities, such as restaurants, seating areas, toilets, and parking. The second issue is the seasonal business, where vendors at the terminal can only operate during the dry season. The third issue is the need for more opportunities to promote the art and cultural products of Kuala Besut at the tourist prong jetty. Therefore, the thesis aims to redevelop Kuala Besut terminal, which can solve all three issues architecturally. The objective of the study is to design appropriate terminal facilities, spaces for vendors and spaces for art and cultural products promotion. The research methodology used for this study is the qualitative method using literature reviews, case studies and interviews for brief formulation and site studies for context. The study's findings create an architectural solution for the three issues and help to boost Kuala Besut's local economy and tourism industry.</p> Abdussalam Khalib Zeenat Begam Yusof Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 RECONFIGURING HOME SPACES: AN EXPLORATION OF THE SPATIAL DIMENSION OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING FROM THE DWELLERS’ PERSPECTIVE <p>Providing quality housing has been a major agenda item in the effort to achieve a decent standard of living for all Malaysians by 2030. However, previous housing schemes especially for low-income people have shown no signs of further innovation in improving the quality of domestic space based on the findings of previous studies which continue to discuss the suitability of space design with the social patterns of dwellers. This article investigated the underlying knowledge from the perspective of the dwellers through the exploration of the spatial dimension. Using the creative method, this study processed the information from the dwellers on how the domestic activities were transferred to the dreamhouse model and revealed how the spatial order can be reconfigured creatively by the designer. This research clearly illuminated the underlying knowledge of spatial characteristics based on low-income opinions.</p> Ahmad Shuib Yahya Mohd Hamdan Ahmad Asan Ali Golam Hassan Pau Chung Leng Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 LOCAL CONCEPT FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OF THE NGABATATA WATERFALL AREA, EAST NUSA TENGGARA, INDONESIA <p>Ngabatata Waterfall is famously regarded as a natural tourist attraction with a unique natural charm, despite the inevitable problems to be solved in optimizing the potential of this waterfall. The problems include difficulty to access the location through revamped roads, absence of signage and entrance gates, and unavailability of tourist facilities such as toilets, camping grounds, and other tourist supporting facilities. Therefore, this study aims to propose a development concept for the Ngabatata waterfall based on local characteristics to reinforce the image of this area. This study applied a qualitative method to identify the potential and problems of the area by conducting descriptive analysis and formulating the concept and design of the Ngabatata waterfall area. The output of this research includes the development concept of Ngabatata waterfall as a Tourism Triangle based on nature and local culture in the Heart of Flores Island.</p> Risal Rasyid Mila Karmilah Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 PLACEMAKING : A DECENT NEW HOME FOR THE INTERNALLY DISPLACED SYRIANS AT BUFFER ZONE, SYRIA <p>Displacement is a global phenomenon; the causes of displacement vary between violence and natural disasters. Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis, having multi-displacement due to several effects such as armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights, or natural or human-made disasters, especially for the IDSP who moved&nbsp; to&nbsp; the&nbsp; North.&nbsp; This&nbsp; research&nbsp; presents&nbsp; a&nbsp; set&nbsp; of speculations&nbsp; for making a decent new home for internally displaced Syrian people forced to flee to North Syria (IDSP). Under the theme of placemaking, this study emphasizes the need to consider the limited available means to survive a decent life under the harsh weather of summer and winter. The other major problem is that the IDSP is economically&nbsp; handicapped.&nbsp; The&nbsp; thesis project&nbsp; aims&nbsp; to&nbsp; propose&nbsp; a prototype decent new home for the IDSP where they can self-sustain by having a proper home to work, live in, and socialize. The project aims to provide passive earth-sheltered houses with vegetable gardens, communal co-op, and seasonal shared farmland, besides having main facilities of the communal masjid with a rescue area and marketplace. This project highlights the suitability of replacing indecent homes with proper decent and passive homes by applying the&nbsp; strategy&nbsp; of&nbsp; earth-sheltered&nbsp; architecture&nbsp; and&nbsp; underground structure to preserve the house heat and coolness throughout the year, which can be a perfect solution for IDP worldwide.</p> Reham Baydoun Abdul Razak Sapian Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR INTEGRATED MULTIDISCIPLINARY COURSE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC <p>Integrated Multidisciplinary Project at the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), generally requires students to solve relevant real problems related to the built environment. The course presents a short-term architectural development project to a cohort of students from various programmes of the Built Environment to tackle these challenges with innovative and creative solutions. The course is conducted annually as a face-to-face workshop-based activity, but during the Movement Control Order (MCO) for COVID-19, the course runs online. Transitioning to online learning can be challenging for architecture and design students as the lack of a physical studio environment limits intensive design discussion. The course requires students to work in groups to produce the design solutions for the multidisciplinary project. Therefore, this paper investigates online studios' learning experiences and challenges for Integrated Multidisciplinary Projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. A qualitative method of research was adopted for the short study. The experiences were investigated by reviewing students works and conducting a semi-structured interview with the project leaders. The findings of the study point to a range of difficulties and advantages of online studio sessions. The overall online students' performance, although positive, was lacking in physical cues. The online interaction technical limitations also hindered in-depth practical design discussion. Students expressed satisfaction with their learning experience but highlighted the need for physical interactions. Though the online studio was convenient, the students expressed the need for more interactive, stimulating, and efficient design discussions where the physical interaction would ease the division of tasks and the overall project management.</p> Fadzli Irwan Bahrudin Asiah Abdul Rahim Nur Ulfah Awatif Umairah Alias Alias Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 REVEALING THE FITRAH OF THE GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE AND VIRTUE <p>This project aims to redesign the Rectory Building Grand Archway and the SHAS Mosque upper courtyard of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). IIUM is known as the garden of knowledge and virtue, which is one of the leading universities in the world, where it is a place for the unification of worldly knowledge with the teachings of Islam. The project is intended to provide the visual context of the main gate entrance and the SHAS Mosque and to improve accessibility in that area.</p> Nur Allysa Md Faris Jasasikin Ab Sani Fadzli Irwan Bahrudin Sufian Hamat Azrin Mohd. Din Julian Osman Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 REVITALISING THE WELCOMING EFFECT OF THE IIUM RECTORY BUILDING; THE INTEGRATED APPROACH <p>The nature of this course is to expose students to the various fields of the Built-environment and familiarise students in working with other related professions in a building team. Therefore, the students’ knowledge and skills in Other than that, this project is done to sharpen the students’ knowledge and skills in leadership, communication and team working in the context of the Islamic Values. Scholars, researchers and tourists from around the world usually make academic or social meetings at this university with the intention of presenting papers, joining intellectual discourses, attending conferences and seminars and/or going on a personal tour. Therefore, the re-design of the Rectory Building Grand Archway including the SHAS Mosque upper courtyard is one of the initiatives of Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design to provide visual context of the Main Gate Entrance and the SHAS Mosque in order to make the mosque as the focal point of the campus. To achieve the objective of this project, students are required to make a new design of the Rectory Building Grand Archway including the SHAS Mosque upper courtyard that will give a better welcoming impression of IIUM by the visitors and scholars that come to this university.</p> Nur Zulaiqha Mohd Hisham Julian Osman Fadzli Irwan Bahrudin Jasasikin Ab Sani Azrin Mohd. Din Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 REVIVING THE DESIGN OF AL-GHAZALI WALK AND COURTYARD AT IIUM <p>The main goal of this project is to create a design that can fulfil the requirements of the project objectives. This project aims to redesign the International Islamic University Malaysia, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (IIUM, SHAS) Mosque’s lower floor courtyard and the road along the Al-Ghazali Walk. The selected concept for this project is ‘Iqtisad of Diversity’, which means to create a harmony of diversity in terms of the built environment and cultures found in IIUM. The idea was to elaborate on the concept of Imam Al-Ghazali in the design.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sarah Sophia Safaraz Nur Affah Mohyin Zeenat Begam Yusof Mohamad Saiful Nizam Shamzani Affendy Maheran Mohd Yaman Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2 NOTES TO CONTRIBUTORS AND GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION <p>NOTES TO CONTRIBUTORS AND GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION</p> Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim Copyright (c) 2022 2022-12-29 2022-12-29 4 2