Comparison inventory of UNESCO World Heritage Villages: Kampung Morten, Melaka and Ogimachi Village, Shirakawa-Go, Gifu / Syakir Amir … [et al.]

Amir, Syakir and Hakim, Lukman and Nordin, Nurul Emmira Natasya and Rosli, Nur Syazwani and Mohamad Shokri, Nur Adila and Mohd Salleh, Nur Zafirah and Mohamad Pisol, Khairul Anuar and Ramlan, Abdul Aruf (2020) Comparison inventory of UNESCO World Heritage Villages: Kampung Morten, Melaka and Ogimachi Village, Shirakawa-Go, Gifu / Syakir Amir … [et al.]. Built Environment Journal (BEJ), 17 (2). pp. 21-28. ISSN 1675-5022


Heritage villages within UNESCO World Heritage Sites are often associated with natural, cultural and social characteristics of the urban and sub-urban fabric of the previous era. Kampung Morten, Melaka and Ogimachi Village, Shirakawa-go, Gifu each constitute important historical evidence in and of themselves. The villages have existed since the 11th century and each has a strong sense of community. Their traditional social systems and lifestyle customs have sustained the traditional houses and their associated historic environments. The integrity of the nominated areas in both villages is related to the presence of all the elements necessary to express their outstanding example of type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates their significant stages in human history. The villages have retained their authenticity; listed monuments and sites have been restored with appropriate treatments regarding design, materials, methodologies, techniques and workmanship, in accordance with conservation guidelines and principles. Thus, this paper seeks to understand and identify the characteristics of these historical villages by focusing on the use of traditional materials and techniques, as well as their viewpoints of setting, function, and UNESCO management systems.


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Amir, Syakir
Hakim, Lukman
Nordin, Nurul Emmira Natasya
Rosli, Nur Syazwani
Mohamad Shokri, Nur Adila
Mohd Salleh, Nur Zafirah
Mohamad Pisol, Khairul Anuar
Ramlan, Abdul Aruf
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Conservation and restoration. Preservation and restoration of architectural monuments
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Historic buildings
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
ISSN: 1675-5022
Volume: 17
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 21-28
Keywords: Heritage village, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kampung Morten
Date: July 2020
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