Person-focused Analysis of Architectural Design - PAAD

Key Info

Basic Information

01.01.2021 to 01.01.2025
Josep Llorca Bofi



Josep Llorca Bofi

Junior Principal Investigator


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The PAAD research group is led by the Junior Principal Investigator Dr. Josep Llorca-Bofí and hosted by the Institute of Technical Acoustics, at RWTH Aachen University. In 2020, PAAD was awarded one of the RWTH Junior Principal Investigator fellowships and is funded for a period of four years starting on January 2021. The group is constituted by the leader and one full-time doctoral candidate.

PAAD´s research vision

The main task of PAAD is the study of the architectural design, with a focus on people’s perceptions, especially in situational contexts where sound matters. PAAD’s vision is person-focused, since architectural design covers different personal needs ranging from the basic safety needs, well-being and comfort, communication, to the religious experiences. Moreover, it is person-focused as long as it bridges the scientist´s and architect’s knowledge through personal vocabularies. The visionary approach is to offer new knowledge about architect’s designs implications on people’s perception, by passing over the specific languages of other research areas, such as acoustics. It is the hope of PAAD that this knowledge will help the architects in their daily design practice and, in a long term period, improve people’s life in our cities.

More information on the project's current research areas is available on the institute's website.