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Age-Friendly Home Bathroom: Walk-in Bathtub or Walk-in Shower
Learn from home designer Aryo Falakrou why a walk-in tub might be a more comfortable investment at the start, but costs more to use long-term.

Inspiring Design 

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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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Choosing A Niche: ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be Forever’
Choosing a niche can feel like sacrificing other types of projects. For Co Govers of ZEST Architecture (Barcelona, Spain), the niche of sustainable, high-end private real estate fit well, yet wasn’t what she had originally planned to do. The region was in a seven- year real estate crisis, however. After attending an Architects Marketing class, she knew she had to choose.