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APPARATA: Abacus, Capital, Base

21 September - 11 February
Organized by: RIBA
Venue: RIBA
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place

The RIBA has commissioned emerging London-based architects APPARATA (Nicholas Lobo Brennan & Astrid Smitham) to design a site-specific installation in the entrance to the RIBA’s landmark building at 66 Portland Place.


The installation forms a complement to the RIBA’s major exhibition featuring the artist Pablo Bronstein, while acting as a prominent sculptural and functional object within the RIBA Foyer.


In this installation, APPARATA reframes an understanding of classical architecture, charting its restrictions and opportunities through the use of contemporary materials and construction technologies.