E is for Ecology, sustainability, love & respect for the environment.
C is for Collaborative, Collectivity, Consciousness, Cross-Culture
U is for Urban, landscape, regeneration, renewal. For the Unconventionality & Universality.
A is for Architecture, Art, Awarness, Action.
L is for the Lab: a Laboratory for everyday Life Landscape.
ECUALab was founded in 2016 as an open and collaborative workshop on architecture, landscape, urban design and urban regeneration.
The core of the team is consisted of Maria Peteinaki and Anka Arvanitidi, both with much experience already in their field.
Our work focuses in providing innovative, sustainable, yet cost efficient and affordable, design solutions while ensuring flawless execution for each of our projects.
Maria has lived in Bucharest, Paris, Torino and Athens. She finished French school and studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens. She has worked in several Architectural studios, and early on in her freelancing career she collaborated with a number of construction companies and engineers as their main architect.In 2006, along with Yannis and Chrysie Arabatzi, she founds ODDworks architecture lab.Since graduating NTUA her interest focused on green, sustainable architecture. In this context, she has followed a number of seminars concerning energy saving in buildings design, wooden & stone structures building techniques, natural constructions, cob etc.She dedicates a large part of her time and energy with the commons and the city, organizing urban cultural events, actions, participatory design workshops, reactivation of neighborhoods, localization, degrowth, green policies.Some of those actions have found a professional outcome with her new collective, atathens where the focus is alternative tourism in Athens and the city itself.Her goal through architecture is to create green, affordable, quality living spaces for more people, engage civil society and encourage the common use of public space.
Anna Chalina Arvanitidis studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Agricultural University of Athens. Her interest in art and environmental protection led her to research the role of plants in bioclimatic architecture as well as to participate in educational programs (physical education, floriculture seminars, etc.). She has professionally dealt with museographic studies, building and gardening projects in public as well as private institutions. She has also participated in the research team of the Goudi Metropolitan Park of the Democritus University of Thrace. She has been a scholar of the Indonesian Government completing an annual course on the properties and applications of bamboo. She also participated in a training program on natural agriculture in Nepal. At conferences and workshops she has conducted talks on “The integration of music into contemporary landscape design” and “Redefining the public spaces in modern urban centers”.