Haunted Playhouse by Torafu

Torafu's Haunted House installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Torafu Architects designed a child-friendly haunted house to get young visitors interacting with art. The installation was part of ‘Ghosts, Underpants and Stars,’ the museum’s summer exhibition for children.

Outside, the temporary structure appears as a set of ordinary walls hung with historic portraits. But a closer look reveals all is not right with the paintings as they appear to spin, change shape and take on new faces. The tinkering is made possible from a chamber hidden within, where kids can mess with the works using mirrors and fixtures.

Torafu also left its mischievous mark in the exhibition hall beyond the haunted house, fixing eyeball stickers to the walkway that appear to follow visitors around the space.

Photos by Fuminari Yoshitsugu.

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