ESKYIU is a multi-disciplinary architecture studio that explores how Architecture intersects with transformative cultural landscapes, media, products, print, experimental fabrication systems, educational tools and social sustainability. Founded in New York by Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu in 2005, they established theHong Kong studio-office in 2007. Their architectural practice operates in an open and collaborative environment, at various scales (product-objects to urban scale projects) working closely with various disciplines in a rigorous and sensitive manner.
ESKYIU seeks to design a possible future that responds to everyday needs while also referencing the past by creating a design and research practice actively integrating culture, art, community and technology. Their interest lies in examining the ways in which the built environment and constructs of labor shape social relationships by forming connections between civic engagement, social values and sustainable design. In utilizing modest approaches they seek methods that use architecture, animation, art, and technology as a means to engage the larger public. Their tools examine, propose and advocate for change in how resources are used, managed and deployed. Challenging and rethinking how architecture plays a role in the city and global networks specific to the two sites they work and research in. Their projects range from filmic research of unique architectural spaces, media narratives, interactive public installations, manufacturing models to curatorial projects that deal with cultural education, social sustainability and community participation. Such projects involve collaborative operational techniques that bring different disciplines together to experiment in creating new possibilities