Mur Mur Lab

Mur Mur Lab

Shanghai, CN


A hat on the tree

Sponsored by AmazonKids, Mur Mur Lab got the opportunity to implement an interactive installation for kids.


In this project, Mur Mur lab continues to explore the spatial performance of simple geometries. Three perpendicular pillars support differently oriented rings and vertical load of the installation. Three horizontal poles connect to the trunk at different heights to resist horizontal disturbances. 

White strings interweave in space. The sun light and the green color of trees render the site into an abstract painting.  

Exhibition petite:

This small tree house later transforms into an exhibition space. During its temporary existence, it hosted a series of small exhibitions. “Tree house in the eyes of Hozi” is the first one. Hozi took photos of the tree house. He printed them out and installed them in the tree house. When we looked these photos through our own lens, a feeling of continual existence generates. Hozi’s photos of the tree house inspired visitors to discover their own ideal tree house. 

And it’s a special experience of climbing up and down on the tree to see the show. 


It is a dress designed for the tree and also a gift for lovely kids. The tree house gently embraces the tree in the air, just like the one in kids’ dream. It doesn’t take up much compact outdoor space and doesn’t block visitors’ sight from looking towards other buildings. The tree house is light and transparent. It doesn’t stop the summer rain from falling to the ground and shadow of trees in the sunlight.

Kids climb up and down in the tree house. The white string net would be their bed if they feel tired. Their laughter can reach the ground and we catch it with happiness.

Whisper of the site, this is Mur Mur Lab’s gift for Children’s day.

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Status: Built
Location: Shanghai, CN
Firm Role: Leading Designer