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Born in Milan in 1924, she took her degree in the Polytechnic of the same city in 1951.
She started her independent professional activity in 1963 (after a period of collaboration with Marco Zanuso) working in architecture and design.
She designs houses, apartments and shops both in Italy and abroad, paying particular attention to the study of the functionality of the space in smaller house and the psychological relationships between man and environment.
In the area of industrial design she concerned herself with furnishing elements and components for the building trade. Different examples of her achievements can be found in museums and international exhibitions and she has been awarded many prizes, among which, in 1979, a Compasso d'Oro.
She runs courses in the Architecture faculty in the Polytechnic of Milan and holds conferences in the universities of various cities in the world.
She has published, among others, "The human size of houses" (Milan, 1980).