Tamil Salvi Mari

Tamil Salvi Mari is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture, at Taylor’s University. Salvi’s research area revolves around investigating the humane design-the interaction between humans, the built environment, and the natural environment, focusing on current societal and environmental needs. Thus, she is interested in exploring ways in the process of designing a better living/working environment to accommodate the elements of humane design and tapping into nature not only for the resources but also as the inspiration. Her research interests are also shaped by the emerging trends of sustainability in multi-story residential/office buildings in urban areas focusing on wellbeing, carbon footprint, alternative building materials, and exploring the potential of vertical/urban farming to mitigate urban heat island issues, operational energy and to promote social sustainability.

Publications

Insights on Resiliency and Urban Development
Ungku Norani Sonet, Tamil Salvi Mari. © 2024. 379 pages.
Cities worldwide are at a crossroads, facing the pressing need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The impacts of climate change, economic shifts, and population growth...
Online Learning Using Game Design: The Architecture Student Experience
TamilSalvi Mari, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Sivaraman Kuppusamy, Veronica Ng. © 2023. 18 pages.
This chapter reviews students' online learning experiences in an architecture module: designing a game as the learning outcome. This game design approach uses constructionism...
Student Acceptance of Using Apps to Achieve Learning Outcomes in Architecture and Environment
Sujatavani Gunasagaran, TamilSalvi Mari, Nik Syazwan Shawn Nik Ab. Wahab, Azim Sulaiman, Khairool Aizat Ahmad Jamal. © 2023. 22 pages.
The use of mobile apps for learning is not common in learning of technical modules in architecture, but studies have been advocated to learn its potential two decades ago....
Work-Based Learning as a Catalyst for Sustainability: Study of Architecture Students' 21st Century Skills
TamilSalvi Mari, Veronica Ng, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Sivaraman Kuppusamy. © 2023. 20 pages.
This research examines architecture graduates' perceptions of their proficiency in 21st-century skills. A quantitative methodology was employed for this study. The data was...
Investigating Key Factors Influencing Malaysian Architects' Use of Glue-Laminated Timber: Insights Into the Adoption of an Innovative Building Material
TamilSalvi Mari, Daniel Rosien, Veronica Ng, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Sivaraman Kuppusamy. © 2023. 21 pages.
Glue-laminated timber (GLT) and closely related cross-laminated timber (CLT) represent a technological shift that has brought about new possibilities for architects to employ as...
Impact of Restorative Environments Within the Office Developments on the Mental Wellbeing of Office Workers
TamilSalvi Mari, Tan Wei Sen, Ng Veronica, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Sivaraman Kuppusamy. © 2023. 20 pages.
The stress and mental health risks associated with living and working in cities have increased the importance of designing urban spaces. It is, therefore, crucial to prioritize...
Work-Based Learning for Enhancing Architecture Students' Sustainable 21st Century Skills
Tamil Salvi Mari, Sivaraman Kuppsamy, Sujatavani Gunasagaran. © 2023. 20 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to investigate the architecture graduate's viewpoint on their 21st century skills. The study used a quantitative approach. Data was collected...
Design Aspects in Urban Greenspaces to Enhance the Social Interaction of Users in Klang Valley
Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Hong Shi Lik, TamilSalvi Mari, Sucharita Srirangam. © 2022. 26 pages.
The rapid growth of the development of urban cities such as Klang Valley adversely affects ecosystems and human social patterns among the urban residents. What is detrimental is...
BIM for 4IR: The Challenges in Malaysian Architecture Practice From a Designer's Perspective
TamilSalvi Mari, Marina Abd Majid, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Sucharita Srirangam, Sivaraman Kuppusamy. © 2022. 22 pages.
This study intends to discover the challenges of implementing BIM in the Malaysian architecture industry to further integrate BIM with Malaysia's green building rating tool...
The Possibility of Integrating Biophilic Design Elements Into School Designs to Enhance Student Well-Being
TamilSalvi Mari, Lau Hui Ming, Sivaraman Kuppusamy, Sujatavani Gunasagaran. © 2022. 26 pages.
The physical environment of the Malaysian schools has remained unchanged for decades, thus not providing a conducive learning environment that promotes the well-being of...
Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Architecture Students' Well-Being
TamilSalvi Mari, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Wey Shan Lim, Sze-ee Lee, Khairool Aizat Ahmad Jamal. © 2022. 19 pages.
University students' well-being has become an increasing concern in higher education. The COVID-19 lockdown situation has brought this vulnerable population into renewed...
Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher-Learner Partnerships
Pradeep Nair, Michael James Keppell, Chee Leong Lim, TamilSalvi Mari, Nurhanim Hassan. © 2021. 378 pages.
Empowering learners for life requires a fundamental shift in higher education curriculum design. New priorities, pedagogies, technologies, spaces, and assessment strategies are...
Student-Faculty Partnership: Student's Experience From the Architecture Course
TamilSalvi Mari, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Sucharita Srirangam, Sivaraman Kuppusamy, Xia Sheng Lee. © 2021. 20 pages.
Successful student-faculty partnerships should evidence the presence of the three guiding principles: respect, reciprocity, and shared responsibility. Therefore, the study...
Students as Partners in Architectural Design Education: Towards the Typologies of Design Thinking
Sucharita Srirangam, TamilSalvi Mari, Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Foong Peng Veronica Ng. © 2021. 24 pages.
Architectural design study is subjective. In order to aid a new pedagogy that welcomes the diversity of design approaches, the research project funded by Taylor's University...
Partnership of Learning Construction Through Model Making: Case Study or Designing?
Sujatavani Gunasagaran, Tamil Salvi Mari, Sivaraman Kuppusamy, Sucharita Srirangam, Mohamed Rizal Mohamed. © 2021. 21 pages.
Project-based learning offers an engaging instructional method to make learners active constructors of knowledge. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of learning in...