Arcteryx & Obelix

Guillermo Santomà, Jara Varela, Raquel Quevedo


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In the summer of 2020, when the restrictions due to the pandemic were relaxed a little, a group formed by Raquel Quevedo, Jara Varela, Guillermo Santomà and Xavier Mañosa went to spend a few days in the forest, settling in a construction made with plastic and ropes built by Santomà. They ended up staying there for almost two months.

Arcteryx & Obelix gathers images taken mainly by Jara and Raquel, and some of Guillermo himself. They are not so much intended to show the days spent there as a diary, but to document the ephemeral architecture in constant mutation that their presence generated.

The book includes a text by Guillermo Santomà that functions almost as a personal manifesto on his current approach to architectural practice, mixing in an almost hallucinatory way themes such as capitalism and landscape, mineral materiality and living organisms, human fragility and the cosmic absolute.

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ISBN 978-84-121495-3-1
Edition First, 500 copies
Binding Softcover
Pages 84
Size 245 x 345 mm.
Designer Raquel Quevedo