Death Penalty Museum
DEATH PENALTY MUSEUM
TA-TIEN, BKK
THAILAND
 
TYPE MUSEUM
PROJECT COURSEWORK
Death Peanlty Museum based on a publising about death penalty in Thailand, Prison Death and Freedom by Joe Bangkwang. The objective of the writer was to show the cruel of capital punishment and the most desperate moment while prisoners were living behind the bar and counting for their last breath.
 
To translate the writer's objective into a space, DEPRESSED and FREEDOMLESS are the chosen keywords for this project. The keywords were transfered to the space by using narrow space and grunge materials.
Mood Board and Material Selections
The story was rearrange for an exhibition inside the museum following the objective of the writer and the museum. 
 
1. INTRODUCTION To introduce visitors about the exhibition and to raise the question that is " Why does Buddhism country likes Thailand has the right to of kill human by law." The introduction presented by projector. Gimmick of this zone is the seatings which were tied with fetters.
 
2. HISTORY OF DEATH PENALTY To educate about the history of death penalty by showing tortures devices and screening the information on wallboards via projectors.
 
 
4. FREEDOM TO FREEDOMLESS To simulate the departure from the court to Bangkwang prison (The only prison where has death penalty in Thailand). The visitors will transfer from first floor to second floor by hydraulic room where decorated to be similar with prisoner transport bus. In the room project a short video about Bangkwang prison.
 
5. WELCOME TO BANGWKANG PRISON To giving information about welcome ceremonywhich the prisoner was beaten up by the other prisoners. The information was shown by projectors. The visitors can wear a prisoner's uniform as an optional, in order to understand the feeling of being identified as an inmate.
 
6. ROUTINE This area shows the information of prisoner's routine and answer questions of how do they live? where do they sleep? how the bar looks like? The jail's floor was placed with mats where prisoners sleep and chains. The chains will make a sound when visitors walk on them, to represent the frustrated feeling of prisoners who must wear flutters all the time. How the chains' sound can impact human's emotion?
 
7. LAST MEAL Prisoners have a right to ask for whatever they want to eat for the last time. Thus, this area 
shows what did prisoners ask for their last meals by models.
 
8. LAST STATEMENT Prisoners have a right to write a letter to their relative for the last time to give a last statement to their families. Thus, this area shows what did prisoners write. The statements are exhibited on canvas stands.
 
9.SALAYENJAI Salayenjai is eight angles pavilion Bangkwang prison where prisoners practice religious ceremony for the last time before they get executed. Salayenjai was simulated into this zone, to educate the sin of killing and human's right following Buddhism.
 
10. EXECUTING To show the cruel of executing, the exhibited area was the gradient narrow walkway from bright to dark, then after visitors arrived the end of the walkway there's a scaffold which was hilighted with dramatic lighting.
 
11. DEATH The visitors have to walk into a coffin to take an exit on the first floor.
 
12. GHOSTDOOR Ghost door is a traditional red-door which the body of executed prisoner has to exit through this door. There are many people who were judged  and executed with unfairness judgement because of money or power. This area is the memorial for people who were executed by misjudgment.
Story Outline and Story Board
Layout Plan
Furniture Section
1. The section of pagoda in Zone12 Ghost Door. Traditionally, people will put bone ash into a pagoda.
2. The section of object stand in Zone2  History of Death Penalty.
Zone2  History of Death Penalty Elevation
Reception Area
Zone2  History of Death Penalty.
Zone 6 Routine.
The hallway between zone 7 and 8. The void connect to reception area on the first floor.
Zone 7 Last meal.
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