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Comparison inventory of UNESCO World Heritage Villages: Kampung Morten, Melaka and ogimachi village, Shirakawa-Go, Gifu

Ab Rahman, Syakir Amir and Mahamod, Lukman Hakim 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. Built Environment Journal, 17 (2). pp. 21-28. ISSN 1675-5022 E-ISSN 2637-0395

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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.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7642/81888
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heritage village, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kampung Morten, Ogimachi Village
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT401 Rural groups. Rural sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr. Syakir Amir Ab. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 16:09
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 16:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81888

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