Hyperion Longfor TOD by Karv One Design: 2019 Best of Year Winner for Exhibition
This is no orbiting mothership. Instead Karv One Design’s Hyperiôn Longfor TOD is a slick marketing exhibition made to sell commercial space in the Longfor Hyperiôn Project, part of a 5-million-square-foot Chinese real-estate development centered around Chongqing’s new high-speed rail node.
Futurism is the point of departure in the variety of tech-driven interiors that borrow visuals from science fiction. The 14,000-square-foot location, inside a mixed-use high-rise, offered a relatively low 11-foot finished ceiling. So some of surfaces have been dematerialized with reflectivity to add depth and luster: shimmery copper ceiling panels and mirror-finished black stainless-steel walls. The polished black marble floor of a darkened passageway only enhances the sense of wandering through an LED-lit Tron sequel. That passage terminates in a floor-to-ceiling animated wireframe “wheel” projection that, when you watch it turn for a few ticks, is revealed to be an abstracted clock.
“There isn’t much furniture because the exhibition is about mood and lighting,” founder Kyle Chan says. What pieces are present, from lounge vignettes to café settings, are tailored and sybaritic, nodding to art-moderne style.
Project Team: Jimmy He; Derek Ng; Derrick Leung; Korver Tsang; Leon Zhang; Edwin Ng; Carol Chan; Sushila Law; Yang Yang.