Comparison Inventory of UNESCO World Heritage Villages: Kampung Morten, Melaka And Ogimachi Village, Shirakawa-Go, Gifu

  • Syakir Amir International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Lukman Hakim
  • Nurul Emmira Natasya Nordin
  • Nur Syazwani Rosli
  • Nur Adila Mohamad Shokri
  • Nur Zafirah Mohd Salleh
  • Khairul Anuar Mohamad Pisol
  • Abdul Aruf Ramlan

Abstract

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.
Keywords: Heritage village, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kampung Morten, Ogimachi Village

Published
2020-07-15
How to Cite
AMIR, Syakir et al. Comparison Inventory of UNESCO World Heritage Villages: Kampung Morten, Melaka And Ogimachi Village, Shirakawa-Go, Gifu. Built Environment Journal, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 21-28, july 2020. ISSN 2637-0395. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/bej/article/view/8970>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/bej.v17i2.8970.