DOGMA

A Simple Heart, 2002-2009

Through its project A Simple Heart, inspired by and named after Flaubert’s famous novel, Un cœur simple, DOGMA takes a stand against the city of entertainment and artifice by placing the “workers” at the heart of urban organization. For this project, DOGMA sought to insert a wall around an existing part of the city, thereby aiming to contain all its capitalistic activities. Twenty-two of these units are set up close to the main urban centers of northwestern Europe. Each unit is designed to delimit an existing urban zone of 800 by 800 meters. These bars, measuring 25 meters in width and 20 floors high, contain 860 pods opening onto galleries for circulation. Once the compound is built, a transparent roof is placed over the area contained inside. The existing fabric of streets, squares and buildings, while remaining visible, is continuously adapted to the needs of the new inhabitants. As with Stop City, the form of the city makes it possible to limit its development. While the centre of the project is dedicated to production, a series of areas for solitude and contemplation is arranged along the periphery. The dynamics of contemporary capitalism are thus kept within the limits imposed by the form of the architecture. Simple, direct and sincere, the architecture of A Simple Heart is a reference to Superstudio’s Continuous Monument and to their anti-establishment and iconoclastic views. DOGMA’s many drawings, pastels and photomontages attest moreover to a sensitive approach marked by their exceptional mastery of graphics.

A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 1 2002 NWMA 009 107 01
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 2 2002 Randstadt, Flanders, Rhurgebiet 009 107 02
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 12 2002 Room 009 107 12
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 13 2002 Esistenza Minima: Plan 009 107 13
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 14 2002 Esistenza Minima: Elevation 009 107 14
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 15 2002 Esistenza Minima: Section 009 107 15
A Simple. Heart Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City 2002-2009 Atlas of a City 009 107 00
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 3 2003 Randstadt, Flanders, Rhurgebiet 009 107 03
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 4 2003 Central Capital City Area 009 107 04
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 5 2003 City for 40 000 000 Inhabitants 009 107 05
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 7 2003 Detail of a City 009 107 07
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 8 2003 Detail of a City 009 107 08
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 9 2003 Urban Villa 009 107 09
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 10 2003 Urban Villa 009 107 10
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 11 2003 Court Houses 009 107 11
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 16 2003 Esistenza Minima: Typical Plan 009 107 16
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 17 2003 Study for Immeuble Cité 009 107 17
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 18 2003 Study for Immeuble Cité. Study for Central Capital City 009 107 18
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 19 2003 Study for Immeuble Cité 009 107 19
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 20 2003 Detail of Immeuble Cité 009 107 20
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 21 2003 Detail of Immeuble Cité 009 107 21
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 22 2003 Detail of Immeuble Cité 009 107 22
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 23 2003 Immeuble Cité 009 107 23
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 6 2004 City for 6 000 000 Inhabitants 009 107 06
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 24 2004 Slab. Study for a Immeuble Cité 009 107 24
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 25 2004 Immeuble Cité 009 107 25
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 26 2004 Slab : Study for a Immeuble Cité 009 107 26
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 27 2004 Immeuble Cité 009 107 27
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 32 2009 Study for a Immeuble Cité 009 107 32
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 33 2009 Study for a Immeuble Cité (Exterior) 009 107 33
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 34 2009 Study for Immeuble Cité (Exterior) 009 107 34
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 35 2009 35. Study for Immeuble Citè (Esistenza Minima) 009 107 35
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 36 2009 009 107 36
A Simple Heart. Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City 2009 Unit 009 92 02
A Simple Heart. Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City 2009 Study for the Unit Frame 009 92 03
A Simple Heart. Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City 2009 Study for Typical Plan 009 92 04
A Simple Heart. Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City 2009 Section 009 92 05
A Simple Heart. Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City 2009 Detail of Typical Plan: Rooms 009 92 06
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 28 s. d. Study for a Immeuble Cité 009 107 28
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 29 s. d. Study for a Immeuble Cité 009 107 29
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 30 s. d. Study for a Immeuble Cité 009 107 30
A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 31 s. d. Study for a Immeuble Cité 009 107 31
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