Urban Anatomy Course in Akko (Acre)
Tutors: Arch. Salomon Moshe, Arch. Leonardo Kelijman
During this 'Urban Anatomy' course in the old city of Acre, in the summer of 1996
students were requested to survey a place during the two weeks of the field trip, registering their impressions of the place -by hand- measuring, drawing, without cameras or other mechanical devices.
The course rationale is that architecture being a built entity, it should be studied in site. The prolonged stay in a fixed place allowed the students to learn that the feeling of a place includes many non-built or intangible ingredients such as sounds, moist, wind, sun, smells, ageing of materials, plants, cracks, heat and cold, people.