Keti Hoxha

XXXIII Cycle - (A.A. 2017-2018)

Home Institution: Polis University Tirana
Scholarship (with research contract)
Curriculum: Architecture (ICAR12)
Research Topic: DfA & Accessibility to spaces
Tutor DA-UNIFE: Giuseppe Mincolelli
Tutor Polis University: Llazar Kumaraku
Nationality: Albanian




Born in Tirana (AL) in 1990, Keti is an Architect graduated in Tirana in 2013, with a Thesis research entitled “Mental Hospital for Tirana”, proposing architecture as a healing tool. During her working experience in various architectural firms in Tirana, she has been a participant in several projects, such as Interior Design, Architectural Projects, Restoration and Urban Planning Projects. She currently attends the International PhD Course (a.y. 2017-2018) in Ferrara.

Research skills
Architecture | Restoration | Public Buildings Design | Interior Design | Public Spaces

Scientific activities



Doctoral research

Emotions and Architecture:
The Case of Cultural Public Buildings in Albania

Architecture is a nonverbal language and multi-sensorial experience which involves the collaboration of the sensorial and perceptual experience. It is a tool for transmitting emotions and psychological effects through atmospheres created by configurations, elements, characteristics and shapes. Throughout years, architecture has been a product of focusing in form, function and technology, leaving aside the importance of the involvement of all senses in designing architecture, such as vision, hearing and touch. Perception in architecture is the main focus of the research. It is an activity when the subject is aware of objects and properties present in a surrounding environment through physical sensations. It is an important process because it allows individuals to adapt to the environment. The main question is: How architecture is perceived when one of the most important senses, vision, is missing and what should it offer in order to provide an accessible design? To bring out conclusions it is necessary to focus on specific disciplines, such as Neuroscience and Phenomenology. Neuroscience in Architecture is the scientific study of the nervous system reaction to the built environment, as a consequence, to the psychological and emotional aspect. It is a challenge of adopting neuroscience to the need of architecture and analyzing how the design of buildings affects the human’s brain. Phenomenology in Architecture promotes the integration of sensory perception as a function of a built form. The dynamics of human perception, of the individual and the community, should influence design form and function, in terms of circulation and organization of an elastic program to produce sensory architecture. Architecture should be designed to serve the needs of human activity; therefore, creating a relationship between human senses and the building to transform into emotion.

Architecture | Phenomenology in architecture | Neuroscience in architecture | Interior Design

Eventi next

Open day giugno 2024


10/06/2024 - 11/06/2024 Primo piano del Salone d'onore, Dipartimento di Architettura, Palazzo Tassoni, Via Ghiara 36 -Ferarara.

Final Exam International Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Planning (IDAUP) / Esame Finale del Dottorato Internazionale in Architettura e Pianificazione Urbana (IDAUP)

Cycles/Cicli XXXIV, XXXV and XXXVI

19/04/2024 09:00 - 13:00 Sala Consiliare, Palazzo Tassoni

VINCENZO LATINA, l'architetto traduttore

Lezione dell'architetto Vincenzo Latina nell'ambito del corso di Storia dell'Architettura Contemporanea

10/04/2024 15:00 - 18:00 Dipartimento di Architettura (Aula D3) | Via Quartieri 8 | Ferrara

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