Published on: November 12, 2009
A historic building in Bangkok was recently renovated and turned into a museum. The interior renovation is the work of Peter Bunnag and lighting design project was done by TSLE AG – The Spatial Light Environments.
More details about the project from John Marsteller from TSLE AG:
A few years ago we were asked to help in the rehabilitation of an important historic building in Bangkok. The building had been built in 1904 as the Throne Hall for the King, Rama V, better know abroad as King Chulalongkong, the monarch who was greatly responsible for the modernization of Thailand. While cleverly avoiding colonization by either France or Britain, he was anxious to learn the newest techniques from Europe, including architecture, which particularly interested him, thus this new hall for the reception of foreign dignitaries was designed in the then current Victorian Style, with Moorish overtones thought fitting for Asia.
Recently, when a showcase was needed to display of the newly revived Thai Folk Handcrafts, this building was selected. TSLE AG was asked to work with the Thai interior architect, Peter Bunnag, as the lighting consultants. The original historic paint colours were carefully researched and the original Throne restored, but the display cabinets were designed along contemporary lines, in which we includingÂ discreteÂ internal LED lighting.
As this large space was to be a museum for Thai Folk Handcrafts a good level of downlight was needed, while a bit of uplight was needed to emphasize the elaborately carved ceiling brackets.
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