APPARATA

Nicholas Lobo Brennan

Astrid Smitham

Bärschwilerstr 12
CH-4053 Basel

Old Manor Park Library
835 Romford Road
London E12 5JY

APPARATA is a studio for architecture, design and research. They design and construct buildings, furniture and books: tools for everyday life that open up unknown possibilities. They work with how things are put together: materials, structures, identities, communities, landscapes.

They have just completed the design and construction of the reuse of Old Manor Park Library, London, as a new form of public building for the local neighbourhood, and the exhibition design for Seth Siegelaub's diversiform collections and activities for Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art at the Stedelijk, Amsterdam.

They have lectured at TU München, ETH Zürich, EPF Lausanne, Berlage TU Delft; taught at ETH, CASS LondonMet, EPFL, HEAD Geneva, Sandberg Institute; prizes include the Swiss Art Award 2012.

They collaborate with Jake Dow-Smith, David Grandorge, Tom Lobo Brennan, Peter Long, Philip T Ryan.