An initially vague idea has led to Sweet Dreams, a new group of objects first presented at the exhibition, Herzog & de Meuron. No. 250. An Exhibition, at the Schaulager in Basel. They form a counterpoint to the traces and waste products created in the design process. They are fantastic shapes of cast and sculptured sugar landscapes. Unrelated to a particular project, they follow the trail of formal ideas that preoccupy the architects like a vague obsession.
Curators of the collection at Basel University permitted us to make casts of three original Acheulean finds from the oldest Stone Age, between 500,000 and 100,000 thousand years old, for further experiments. We selected three completely different objects: a hand axe, a blade and a laurel-leaf point.