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The Serendipity of Creativity: How Luciano Mazza Designed Microsoft Founder Paul Allen's Architectural Legacy

The Serendipity of Creativity: How Luciano Mazza Designed Microsoft Founder Paul Allen's Architectural Legacy

Today on the show we talk to Luciano Mazza, an international architect, and designer of H club in LA. The H.Club started as the brainchild of Paul Allen, global philanthropist and co-founder of a little company called Microsoft, and musician Dave Stewart. But Luciano, who’s been an architectural entrepreneur for the past couple decades, brought that idea to reality. Luciano currently is director of Hospitality Architecture at HKS Inc. in London, and his experience designing hotels and luxury resorts includes projects from the Four Seasons to Shangri-La. Luciano describes architecture as the balance between elegance and efficacy. But for Luciano, it’s those intimate, personal aspects of architecture that are most important. Luciano thinks deeply about the people he wants to serve, and the buildings he designs aim to guide emotional reflexes using space. Empathy is paramount to understand the emotional reflexes of various cultures, and in pursuit of this multi-cultural empathy, he’s worked everywhere from Los Angeles to London. Luciano has had an extensive career, and he’s indebted to the myriad of cities that helped to cultivate his creativity and empathy, but probably most impactful was the city where it all started. One of the most beautiful and storied cities in the world: the vibrant city of Mantua, Italy. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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