Maria Vidali studied architecture in the U.K.: at Portsmouth University (BA), Kingston University (Diploma) and holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Architecture. During her studies she worked with the practices of the architects Harry Bougadellis, Christos Papoulias and Eleni Kostika. Since 2006, she has been living permanently in Athens and participating in conferences in Greece and abroad. Her research work: Village and Land was published in December 2009 by Futura Publications and the Municipal Development Company of Τinos’ Exombourgon.In 2011 she attended a furniture design course at Central St. Martin's College in London. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Thessaly in Greece, studying Tinos’ rural landscape through human activity and narrative. Also she is an adjunct instructor in Drury Centre in Greece (Drury University) since the spring semester of 2016.
Μaria Vidali Architect is a practice based in Athens since 2007 and since 2011 it has branched out on Tinos island, in the Cyclades. It was founded by Maria Vidali and it embraces a wider circle of specialists, collaborations and partnerships according to the requirements of each project. The practice carries out projects of different scale, which range from product design, furniture design, interior design, individual houses, commercial spaces, building refurbishment and landscape design, including research work. Urban, rural and natural landscape is very important to our practice, and so are the historical, social and ecological aspects of the relevant place. Observation and research provides the ground while architecture responds to the place and natural environment. Οur work is based on natural models and uses 3D design and digital photography. By this means, it is made possible to study the natural proportions of landscape in relation to architectural volumes together with the quality of space, light and the materials used.