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Giusi Mastro: Italian Architect ‘Born Into Art’

“I have always been aware of my creativity, since I was very young,” says architect Giusi Mastro, “but the day that one of my favorite teachers told me‚ ‘Giusi, tu sei …figlio d’arte’ meaning you are ‘born into art,’ I at last felt validated.”

Giusi Mastro was born in Grottaglie, in the region of Puglia, Southern Italy. Her father and grandfather were ceramists; on her mother’s side were builders, and her grandmother was a famous seamstress.

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As An Italian Architect, Design Is Like A Wonderful Romance

In my practice, I have always tried to give each individual client the right amount of attention, and the peace of mind that each seeks. One occurrence especially enlightened me to a new perspective, through a special client. When it comes to collaborating with a couple on designing, often there is one person who is speaking just a little more, who is maybe getting the most attention to wants and needs.

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In Real Time: Architect John Hrivnak

For architect John Hrivnak’s special needs housing clients, he sketches out freehand pencil perspectives in 3D instead of the usual 2D. Whether for the aging-in-place individual or couple or for families with health or medical challenges, John involves them in the design process through this ability to sketch plans and perspective vignettes in real time, right at their kitchen table.

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Interior Designer Tanya Shively Blends Green Living, Luxurious Lifestyle

Tanya Shively, ASID, LEED AP, is Arizona’s foremost authority on green design. She is the principal interior designer and founder of Sesshu Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Her mission – to create innovative, sustainable and timeless designs that improve people’s health and well-being.

“I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them to create a beautiful home that is healthy for them and healthy for the planet,” she says.

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