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Cultural Landscape of Minangkabau Traditional Settlement in Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement

Harmonious interaction between human, nature and culture in a settlement present a concept of a cultural landscape. Traditional settlements which have distinctive arrangements according to the customs that apply in their area form cultural landscapes. One of the traditional settlements, namely The Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement, is a representation of the Minangkabau people's settlement in the form of a Nagari. A study will be conducted on the concept of living in The Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement in revealing a cultural landscape as a settlement identity of Minangkabau people. The method used is descriptive qualitative through theoretical studies, field observations and interviews. The findings show that the cultural landscape in The Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement refers to the comprehensiveness of the physical elements in the formation of a Nagari based on the customary provision, namely basosok bajurami, balabuh batapian, barumah batanggo, babalai bamusajik, basawah baladang, and bapendam bakuburan. These physical elements form a cultural landscape, which represent the natural, cultural and spiritual values. While the values are manifested in the land use that are in harmony with nature and the need of space for agricultural activities, residential, worship, housing, graveyards as well as influences on the form and the use of traditional buildings and settlement arrangement. Furthermore, the findings preserve knowledges for future generations in recognizing their history, as well as ecologically it presents a concept of sustainable land use.

Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement, Minangkabau, Cultural Landscape

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Mei Mayasari, Antariksa, Lisa Dwi Wulandari. (2023). Cultural Landscape of Minangkabau Traditional Settlement in Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 9(1), 6-13.

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Mei Mayasari; Antariksa; Lisa Dwi Wulandari. Cultural Landscape of Minangkabau Traditional Settlement in Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2023, 9(1), 6-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20230901.12

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Mei Mayasari, Antariksa, Lisa Dwi Wulandari. Cultural Landscape of Minangkabau Traditional Settlement in Nagari Sijunjung Traditional Settlement. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2023;9(1):6-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20230901.12

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