Urban Anatomy Course in Jerusalem
Tutor: Arch. Salomon Moshe
During the 'Urban Anatomy' course in the old city of Jerusalem, in the summer of 1995
students were requested to survey a place during the two weeks of the field trip, registering by hand their impressions of the place, measuring, drawing, without cameras or other mechanical devices.
The course rationale is that architecture being a built entity, it should be studied on 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.
Those impressions were compiled and edited by students Osnat Birman and Eran Ben-Dov and published by the Technion Press in 1996.