时间的眼睛 | Eyes of time
Despite several manuscripts, the space in the center for only one person has not changed. It looks like a monument, and it make surrounding objects become meaningful. Inside the 1 m2 room called ‘Moment’, there will be an exhibition about Mur Mur Lab and Unibrown. We will start a discussion of the relationship between coffee, construction and the flowing of the space, and it is also about connection between the ‘time’ and ‘personal identity’.
Through the folds that looks like the curtain of veil, we often watch the looming crowd, the spread of the terrace and the greenery outside the window. The noise and jolly time belong to the outside world, but the quietness and serenity belongs to inside world, like being on the mountaintop.
▼透过帷幕看到若影若现的人群，through the curtain to see the shadows of the crowd ©WDi
▼上层空间被帷幕覆盖，the upper space is covered by a curtain ©WDi
▼空间内的台阶休息区，step rest area inside the space ©WDi
自然 | Nature
▼模仿自然地形打造的咖啡空间，coffee space modeled after natural terrain ©WDi
▼该空间以色调、材质、尺度影响人的体验，the space affects people’s experience with color, material and scale ©WDi
▼给人舒适体验的空间，giving comfortable experience ©WDi
This is the nature terrain inside the city. The rolling hills define different experience: either sitting or standing, grouping or being alone, where everyone can find the most comfortable posture. This is a design that is closely related to the body. With dimensions, form, color, and light as the guide, and the space affects the body’s feelings, and then affects emotional experience.
▼分析图，analysis diagram ©Mur Mur Lab
这是Mur Mur Lab探索“走向自然叙事的空间”中一个特别的尝试。每一处严谨的几何关系背后，都有自然的联想和参照。可能是山谷，可能是星光，可能是雾霭，我们不想将它们与形式语言一一对应（那样只会破坏最美好的想象），但身处其中，已经不需多言。所以这也是一个与自然紧密关联的设计，它从自然中抽象而来，又回到自然的体验中去。
This is a special attempt that Mur Mur Lab explores the concept of ‘the space towards the nature narrative’. Behind the strict geometric relationship, there are associations with the world of nature. It may be a valley; it may be a starlight; it may be a fog. We do not want to associate them with the formal language one by one. That will only destroy the best imagination. However, when you stay in that space, it is unnecessary to use any language. That is all about the design which closely related to nature. It abstracts from the world of nature, also returns to the experience of nature.
▼通过一系列装饰营造出的山谷、星光，through a series of decorations to create the valley, starlight ©WDi
▼金属质感的吊灯就像满天的繁星，the droplight with metallic sense resembles the stars all over the sky ©WDi
▼山谷、星光，the valley, starlight ©含之
通感体验 | Synaesthesia
Whale Circus created a music for the space. We planted a ginkgo tree in the “Valley”. With a cup of warm coffee in the hand, and everything becomes alive. Under the tree, I nestled in the sofa, watching the leaves constantly being blown by the air, listening to the rustling white noise and the wind bell that occasionally reminded me of. There is still a cluster of green outside the window, and the interior is already golden. The temperature and aroma of the coffee passed to hands and mouth. The senses are connected, communication is intertwined, and together they form a different world.
▼音乐、灯光、色彩共同带来了一种通感体验，music, lighting and color bring a synesthetic experience ©WDi
▼漫天的金色吊灯就像飞舞的银杏叶，the golden chandelier is like ginkgo biloba ©WDi
▼帷幕下若影若现的吊灯，under the curtain if the shadow of the chandelier ©WDi
▼帷幕细部，details of the curtain ©WDi
Music is really a wonderful thing that brings everyday a sense of ceremony. The sound came from the sky, and the hanging small silk thread was accompanied by the wind bell ringing in, the pleasure was just right. The criteria for Mur Mur Lab select projects are not depends on if it is interesting or not. Gradually, we are more concerned about if we are able to take care the sense and feeling between human beings through our design.
▼温馨的氛围溢出窗外，the warm atmosphere spilled out of the window ©含之
▼从窗外看向室内，look inside from the window ©含之
▼模型，models ©Mur Mur Lab
▼平面图，plan ©Mur Mur Lab
项目设计 & 完成年份：2019.12
Project Design & Completion Year: 2019.12
Main creative and design team: Xia Murong, Li Zhi, Gao Hanzhi, Zheng Qin, Chen Ye (Internship)
Project address: Infinity Tower, 168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Building area: 60 square meters
Photography copyright: WDi, Hanzhi